Message just posted separately - as below..
Running Outlook 2000 (W98) client & Exchange 5.5 on NT4
server. Remote dial-up connection to email used to be
fine, but recently has slowed down greatly. So that, when
Send/Receive, the "connecting to Microsoft Exchange
Server" time is several minutes. It looks as though this
step is prior to the password entry and after several
minutes it finally connects. Mailbox size is virtually
empty, connection speed is ISDN at server & 56k on client
(as I said, speed used to be fine).
I've tried specifying the server IP in the Hosts file on
the client side and add-in tweaks, but to no avail.
>Make that four. Similar problem - the user can use a
>different machine and have the same problem. I've logged
>in on her PC and it works great. It is obviously an
>relative to the specific user but on the server end.
>Any help would be greatly appreciated.
>>Well, that's three people reporting in. I have a
>>situation of about 1 month's duration - one user out of
>>many gets the "requesting data" message. One additional
>>factor. The user has Cloudmark (spam catcher)
>>installed. It is not a recent installation, but there
>>are recent updates. No other known changes. It does
>>sound as though the problem may be on the Exchange
>>>I have the same problem Exchange 5.5 SP4, Outlook
>>>Only one user has the problem and only when trying to
>>>open new mail.
>>>I tried opening his mailbox from my PC and it has the
>>>same result. Have re-booted exchange server, event log
>>>looks fine, not sure what to do\where to look next.
>>>I've been looking in the newsgroup all morning came
>>>across this problem a few times but no resolution. Any
>>>>I've got a user that is experiencing some issues with
>>>>Outlook being very slow to respond. It seems to be
>>>>happening with only this one user. He constantly gets
>>>>that annoying sending request to Exchange server.
>>>>happening when he hops on a different PC so that rules
>>>>a client connection problem. I'm totally stumped on
>>>>any advice on where to look would be appreciated.
>>>>also fiddled around with the server connection timeout