seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11082 posts, RR: 16 Posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2158 times:
My Yahoo mail seems to load very slow. It takes a minute or more. I try to keep the messeges under 300. I am one of those "Oh, I will forward this" and "that recipie sounds good. Maybe one day..." types, but I do try to keep it under 300. I try to have the minimum load on the e-mail front page; just the world head lines and no personal pic. What more can I do to have my Yahoo e-mail load faster?
Go3Team From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3266 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2151 times:
If its anything like Gmail - which we use at work for email - having a IE window open with Gmail on it consumed 25% of the available memory on our work computers. It made everything load slow. On my home computer, with 16X the RAM of my work computer, things are a lot more manageable. I'd look into memory first. Trying a different browser 2nd.
Cool. What kind and how much do you have currently?
I think 4MB? It was 2.5MB. I had to do some heavy searching for RAM for this thing.
Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 6): Ok... are we talking 2005 or 2000? Or are you still running off of 8-inch floppies?
Wow! There is a blast from the past! It does have one 3 1/2 drive but it is never used. I use USB sticks which I can access very quickly. Most web sites load quickly, too. It is just Yahoo Mail main page, after I sign in. Rarely, my inbox does not even load completely and I get a messege in the lower pane saying the messege failed to load if there are attachements or not. The actual case of the computer is Compaq Presario S5100NX with Intel Celeron.
ALTF4 From United States of America, joined Jul 2010, 1190 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 2011 times:
Well, not sure what is making it slow. Could be any number of things, especially browser toolbars, anti-virus that is trying to scan email in yahoo via the browser (those always suck), etc.
Just for grins, though, try deleting your cache. Not totally unheard of that a corrupted cache file slows a site down. Here's how:
Click tools -> Internet Options
Click "Delete" in the "Browsing History" area. In the pop-up window, make sure "Temporary Internet Files" is selected. Anything else might cause you to be logged out of everything online and not have your browsing history anymore - but if you're OK with that, select Cookies and History, as well.
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