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Problems with Gmail

Two very annoying problems with POP3

10:12 pm on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Now that we have had Gmail for a few months we are settling in to the daily usage and have discovered two very annoying defects.

We have an XP Pro SP2 fully updated computer with very little in the way of programs and a fast dial -up modem (if that's possible).

We use Norton Antivirus 2004 wich does not behave the same with Gmail as it does with our other POP3 mail servers. When we download from our website mail the Norton indicator shows in the tool bar - with Gmail it doesn't.

Here are the problems.

1) When we receive an e-mail that has an imbedded .jpg or other attachement OE advises me after 60 seconds that the "server is not responding" and the download hangs. The only way I can download the rest of the mail in the inbox is to move the offending mail to "TRASH". Sometimes after two or three tries it will finally download but I have one today that after repeated tries will not make it to OE.

This is a normal HTML e-mail that has a travel schedule attached with arrival times.

2) Many times when I try and access the SPAM box to review and delete accumulated SPAM (more than 50 e-mails) I get an IE error that it can not access the box and then a 404 page. When I try and re-enter Gmail I don't have to go through the login process and the entry to the Spam folder is not a problem.

Has anyone else experienced these problems? Or is it problems related to my specific computer.

10:13 pm on Jan 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

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when I use it at work with IE sometimes it's slow or seems to hang, I never have these problems at home where I use firefox.

I think IE uses an active X control to access gmail and firefox is javascript based, not sure if this is the problem or it's just the time of day I'm on GMT +1 (UK)

maybe try firefox...


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