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Receiving POP Mail takes longer and longer
« on: January 04, 2019, 12:58:04 AM »
Hi Guys,

I am using a receiving POP mail procedure within a loop (checking / receiving every 5 minutes)

Everything is working well, except that the mailbox on the server from where POP mail is being downloaded are getting fuller as message are being left on the server side.

The whole process becomes slower and slower as time goes on.

I am using the Decide method to get an e-mail list first, to compare message count, before downloading.

There are a couple of thousand messages in the server-mailbox, and takes approximately 15 minutes for the client to process and download the latest message.

Is this delay to be expected?


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Re: Receiving POP Mail takes longer and longer
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2019, 12:19:57 AM »
Hi Rupert,

What I recommend you do Rupert is check to see how much time is take up in downloading the message list from the server.
As your mailbox gets fuller and fuller on the server side the list gets longer and longer. It obviously takes time to transfer that list.

15 minutes sounds like a long time, but mail servers are typically pretty slow machines, so that may be a factor.