Are seldomly used email accounts slower ?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Feb 8, 2005.


    MAJOR METAL HARVESTER OF SORROW Staff Member Supporting Member

    I have an email account i rarely use and when i go into it to return an email the response doesent load up, is this typical?.Thanks
  2. Wrong Robot

    Wrong Robot Guest

    Apr 8, 2002
    The speed of online email accounts is largely variable, hotmail for instance requires a whole lot of servers to operate and serve millions of accounts, there will be times when the servers are down/stressed/overloaded or just highly burdened and it may take a long time to load your account, but, if I'm not mistaken, I'm fairly sure massive operations such as these tend to have redundant servers so you might be on one server one connect then next time you'll be connecting to a different server and it wil lbe faster(or slower)

    that's one factor.

    The other main factor is if the seldom used account has been accumulating lots of mail, particularly spams with attachments that take time to load(64k+ files as opposed to 1-3k for regular mail).

    In short, a seldom used email account CAN take longer to load, but, not necessarily.
  3. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    Plus if they aren't cookied it would take longer.