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Data Transfer

By Rabbit_Runner ·
The top member of our 'company' often travels. From remote locations he connects to the network to receive any email message. These connections will vary. Sometimes it is via LAN which has a VPN connection to our network, other times a secure VPN is established using public high speed, or even RAS has been used.
OS = Microsoft XP SP1
Outlook = Outlook 2000
System = Gateway Laptop

When a connection is established, all activity is allowed to settle down so that there is no transfer of bytes or packets.
Then Outlook is opened. Immediately there is a transfer of data (which we are unable to identify). At the present time the amount transfered is near 3 meg. Several months ago, the amount was closer to 1 meg. We are seeing a
gradual increase in the amount being transfered.
Please note: This data transfer is BEFORE ANY FOLDER SYNCHRONIZATION is initiated.
This transfer happens ONLY when Outlook is opened.

We desire to reduce or elminate this transfer. Does anyone know what this transfer is? What is happening? Our tech support has not been able to find any information on this topic. Any information would be extremely helpful.

Michael R.

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by LiamE In reply to Data Transfer

The fact that this is growing over time seems to point to it is loading / comparing logs or something similar.

Unfortunately MS does tend to assume that everyone has a great connection all the time and that servers are never overworked etc etc.

One simple answer may be to setup a thinner mail client to use when bandwidth is at a premium. There are MANY available.

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by OTL In reply to Data Transfer

Just what I think is happening. Less files in the inbox, sent, and deleted folders sped up Outlook although opening the calendar still takes awhile.

Total number of e-mails will cause the increase, Outlook verifies current number of emails, time delivered, size, and header on all prior to downloading new mail. (Does the same with the calendar) More messages in the inbox the longer it takes. Moving them to the HD speeds up the process immensely.

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