problems with pop3s - slow speed

  • From: "Harondel J. Sibble" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 04 Nov 2005 00:29:21 -0800

Okay, on my exchange server, I have enabled pop3 access and turned on the 
requirements for ssl and sasl etc, installed the appropriate ssl cert. I can 
connect with outlook express, however the transfer is quite slow and seems to 

Eg, I have 500 messages in my inbox, OE connects and in the first minute, 
downloads 111, and sits there, after another 5-10 mintues it may download 
another 5-10 message (no large attachments) and then sites there. I've not 
seen how long it will sit there downloading as I usually cancel it after 10 
minutes or so, it then sits at the "finishing current message" for at least 
10 minutes until I cancel it again.

So OE seems to work, albeit really slowly, otoh Outlook 2000 on the same 
machine with the EXACT same account settings can't find the mail server to 
connect to.

    "The POP3 server name you specified cannot be found. Please check the name 
    and try again.

Any ideas on either of these problems, googling so far has turned up nothing 

Harondel J. Sibble 
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