RE: Is there a way to speed up document downlo ads with Outlook 2002

  • From: "Mulnick, Al" <Al.Mulnick@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 8 Jul 2004 09:05:42 -0400

Physics is physics, but we continually try to cheat the laws anyway.
Sometimes we lose and sometimes we rewrite our understanding of the laws.
Sometimes we just find a new way to do old things better.

There are many areas that can cause this issue.  The desktop antivirus, the
server antivirus (or combination) can slow it down considerably depending on
how you have it set.  The server may not be setup for fast retrieval (i.e.
i/o subsystem is not optimized for this type of work).  

The client may not be optimally set for the transport (it may be trying
something different first and then getting on with the connection).  The
network connection may not be as good to your network as the one to AOL.
It's possible your VPN overhead is taking more bandwidth than a connection
to AOL and coupled with the other delays in the path, may make it much more

Could be the internet connection from the cellular carrier to your system
isn't as good.

Could be any or a combination of the above that's giving you these results. 

There used to be systems that would compress the files for you for just
these types of situations.  C2C systems was the company that comes to mind.


-----Original Message-----
From: Don McCall [mailto:DMcCall@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, July 07, 2004 6:37 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] RE: Is there a way to speed up document downloads
with Outlook 2002

I assume you are using OUTLOOK WEB ACCESS and not some VPN solution...
OWA is not the fastest but it works well... However you will be limited to
the speed of your physical link... Hit the Boss for more bandwidth!!!
Nows your chance!!! However be careful not to over sell... The rate may be
limited by his cellular connection...  What is the current link rated at?
how many users/services are you running on it? We were running 500+ users
(HTTP) on a 128K link as well as two mailservers OWA etc etc it made a great
difference when we went to a 2 MB link... now the limitation is the external
links... Physics is physics!!! Have a good day!



-----Original Message-----
From: Knutsen, Vicki [mailto:vickik@xxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Thursday, 8 July 2004 6:15 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: Is there a way to speed up document downloads with Outlook 2002

My boss is trying to download over a cellular internet connection and it
goes so slow when he tries to save something in Outlook - but he connects to
AOL and it is downloaded in 3 minutes - is there something I should know
about the Exchange server that could help to speed up downloads or is this a
case of bandwidth - AOL can provide lots of speed and I am limited to what
my connection has.

Vicki Knutsen
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