Why is GMail and Yahoo mail so sluggish, but everything else fast on my network?
October 21, 2007 12:12 PM Subscribe
Why is GMail and Yahoo mail so sluggish, but everything else fast on my network? Just about every other site works fast and great - YouTube, even BitTorrent downloads - but GMail and Yahoo mail both hang like crazy. Sometimes reloading the page works for a few minutes, but not always.
posted by Unsomnambulist to computers & internet (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is happening on both a new Mac, as well as an older Mac - same model (PowerBook Pro) on the same network. A PC on the network DOESN'T have this problem. But if I access these laptops any other way - ie, at a coffee shop, GMail and Yahoo work fine.
SBC Pacific Bell (AT&T) denies the problem could be on their end, but this has been issue for months.
Sometimes both GMail and Yahoo work great for hours, and then will intermittently be sluggish non-stop for days at a time.
And, yes, I've followed all the troubleshooting at the GMail site without any improvement.