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It takes much longer than expected to download an e-mail message from a POP3 server in Outlook 2007 or in Outlook 2010
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When you try to download an e-mail message from a POP3 server in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 or in Microsoft Office Outlook 2010, it takes much longer than expected. For example, when you download a 1-megabyte (MB) message, the download process may take as long as one hour.
Additionally, when you send e-mail messages by using the SMTP server of an Internet service provider (ISP), the connection may time out. When this problem occurs, you may receive the following error message:
This problem occurs if a network hardware device, such as a router, does not support TCP Window Scaling. TCP Window Scaling is a new Windows Vista feature.
Task 'Main - Sending and Receiving' reported error (0x800CCC0F) : 'The connection to the server was interrupted. If this problem continues, contact your server administrator or Internet service provider (ISP).'
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To determine whether this problem is caused by a network hardware device that does not support TCP Window Scaling, follow these steps:
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To see the current configuration for the autoTuningLevel parameter, follow these steps:
The TCP/IP stack in Windows Vista tunes itself in most environments by using larger default window sizes than in earlier versions of Windows. Instead of using a hard-coded default receive window size, TCP automatically adjusts the window size to increase the percentage of full-sized TCP segments that are used during bulk data transmission. This helps limit the number of segments that are sent when large sets of data are transmitted.
When auto-tuning is enabled in Windows Vista, Receive the Window Auto-Tuning feature continually determines the optimal true receive window size by measuring the bandwidth delay product and the application retrieve rate. Then, Receive Window Auto-Tuning adjusts the maximum receive window size based on the changing network conditions.
For more information about the Next Generation TCP/IP stack that includes Receive Window Auto-Tuning, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb878127.aspxFor more information about Windows TCP implementation features, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms819768.aspxFor more information about TCP receive window size and about window scaling, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms819736.aspxFor more information about RFC 1323, visit the following Internet Engineering Task Force Web site:
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