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slow outgoing email


slow outgoing email



For the last 2 months or so, outgoing email using comcast has been extremely slow.


About 2/3 of the emails I send, take 30 to 60 seconds to actually send. The other 1/3 go out almost instantly, like before. I remember having a similar problem maybe 5 years ago, and after I posted here, and someone from Comcast interacted with me, the problem was fixed. For years. Till now.


I am using Thunderbird 68.7.0 (64 bit) on 18.04 Ubuntu. Settings: port 587, starttls.


(BTW, I tried searching the forums and found several likely threads for answers (latest was 2019), but I could find no way to actually read the threads. I clicked all sorts of things, and everything seemed to go to a page "What can we help you with?" Got any hints on how to use the search?)

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Re: slow outgoing email

@dgermann I am having the same problem and have been for approximately the same time period.  Outgoing mail just hangs.  About 95% of the time, if I cancel it and hit "send" again, it sends immediately; other times it might take several tries.  This happens on both of my computers.  I haven't been able to find anything other than the message I am replying to that mentions this problem.