Why is WLM so slow?

Discussion in 'Windows Live Mail' started by olinda, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. olinda

    olinda Guest

    I use WLM 2011 with Windows 7

    WLM 2011 is becoming or has become extremely slow

    Every time I run it to see if I have new messages it takes ages to connect
    ("authorising") then it says it is "receiving list of messages from server"
    but then no new messages are downloaded....and all this is done at a snail's
    pace.

    Has it slowed down generally or could it be connected to the fact that my
    computer has just had its' fifth birthday? (ie, is old!)
     
    olinda, Sep 18, 2012
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  2. olinda

    ...winston Guest

    Working fine here on a new and old pcs with Win7 and Win8.

    New messages (mail ? news ?)


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    ....winston
    msft mvp mail


    "olinda" wrote in message
    I use WLM 2011 with Windows 7

    WLM 2011 is becoming or has become extremely slow

    Every time I run it to see if I have new messages it takes ages to connect
    ("authorising") then it says it is "receiving list of messages from server"
    but then no new messages are downloaded....and all this is done at a snail's
    pace.

    Has it slowed down generally or could it be connected to the fact that my
    computer has just had its' fifth birthday? (ie, is old!)
     
    ...winston, Sep 18, 2012
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  3. olinda

    olinda Guest

    mail

    "...winston" wrote in message
    Working fine here on a new and old pcs with Win7 and Win8.

    New messages (mail ? news ?)


    --
    ....winston
    msft mvp mail


    "olinda" wrote in message
    I use WLM 2011 with Windows 7

    WLM 2011 is becoming or has become extremely slow

    Every time I run it to see if I have new messages it takes ages to connect
    ("authorising") then it says it is "receiving list of messages from server"
    but then no new messages are downloaded....and all this is done at a snail's
    pace.

    Has it slowed down generally or could it be connected to the fact that my
    computer has just had its' fifth birthday? (ie, is old!)
     
    olinda, Sep 18, 2012
    #3
  4. olinda

    VanguardLH Guest

    How many messages have you left in the Inbox folder? It's for temporary
    holding of new e-mails, not for permanent storage.

    I don't use WLM but only trialed it awhile ago. Winston might correct
    me but my recollection was that WLM abandoned using a database (where
    records are compressed and indexed) to saving the items in their own
    separate files within the file system and using the file system along
    with an index file to find those files of items. The more items in the
    index and files to find means a slower performer.

    Yet tried disabling your anti-virus program (and anything else that
    interrogates your network traffic or e-mails) to see if response
    improves in WLM?

    "Become slow" says nothing over what period of time you have noticed the
    reduction in responsiveness of the program. Was this just today over an
    hour or two of polling your e-mail accounts, for the last several days,
    for weeks, months, what? How do you know the e-mail server isn't slow
    today? They can get overly busy and resources get reduced or removed
    during maintenance. The route between you and the e-mail server may
    involved multiple hosts (hops), and a slow host in the route will affect
    throughput. You don't mention if you are currently using your ISP's own
    network and then trying to access your e-mail with your own ISP, or if
    you're accessing an off-domain e-mail provider.
     
    VanguardLH, Sep 19, 2012
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