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nice_shoes posted a topic in OS: MicrosoftI upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 several months ago, and have been noticing what I think is a problem with my email (I have a charter.net account). My regular email program is Thunderbird, which has worked well for me for very many years. However, when I moved to Windows 10, I set-up the MAIL program as a second email program, so that I could compare its operation to Thunderbird. I've decided that I still prefer Thunderbird to the MAIL program, but I am still using them both. Here is the problem: My emails seem to be delayed before they arrive, and they seem to arrive first in the MAIL program (but still take way too long to arrive), and then much later in the Thunderbird program, sometimes several hours later. I began to notice this whenever I had to wait for a web-site to email me a confirmation of a sale, or an access code for a secure site, or an email to reset a password, etc. In the past, these kinds of emails arrived almost immediately in Thunderbird, and if I didn't see them I would just click the "Get Messages" button and they would be there. Now, it takes hours before I see them in MAIL, and then hours later they show in Thunderbird. I have checked the settings and adjusted to "Check for new messages every 1 minute". So, how do I troubleshoot this? Is the problem with charter.net? If so, why does MAIL seem to receive everything faster than Thunderbird? Could MAIL possibly be interfering with Thunderbird? Help please, I'm not sure how to proceed to troubleshoot this.
I just tried to email a couple videos to a friend and it took several minutes to attempt to send them and finally a few minutes later I got a message saying the the remote server would not accept the email because it was too large. So....I looked at the help section in my email program, Thunderbird, and it suggested the following sites for transferring large files: Hightail or Box. I attempted to register for Box, and after I completed the online form it said that it was going to send me an email to verify the account..........and it never did send the email. So much for Box! So, next I tried Hightail, and I was able to register and login, but when I tried to send files, the button that normally says "Send Files" converts to say "Upgrade to Hightail Pro". Because I don't want to pay for Pro, I did not click and therefore the files were not sent. Seems like this is a deliberately sneaky way to operate! So I am now looking for some recommendations for other sites that will do the following: allow me to send large files when I email my friends be free Or, is there a better way to accomplish this.........perhaps just zipping the files and sending them that way? I wanted to avoid having the recipient take the trouble to unzip the file, if possible. All comments will be much appreciated.