EMail File Attachment(MIME) transfer speed too slow on WideBand

By BHexed
Jul 8, 2005
  1. Using WideBand achieving about 1.5 Mbps with a speed test. When sending email with file attachment of 3.2MB, the time to send or receive the email w/file attachment takes minutes not seconds. A friend with the same BroadBand service using the same email message w/same attachment can do it in 73 seconds. Is there something I'm missing in settings on my system? Or is this an issue with the mail server(s) and MIME?

  2. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,172

    Well it all depends on what you upload speed is, not your download speed. You likely have 256kpbs or maybe a little higher. That really limits your capability of sending a large attachment quickly.

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  3. BHexed

    BHexed TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Much Overhead

    Thanks for your input. I would have thought that even at that speed, a 3MB file attachment would take around 1 1/2 minutes not 3 1/2. Figuring at that speed about 32KBytes per sec. There must be mucho overhead to a MIME file on transfer both ways.
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