Why does it take forever to send attachments through Mail?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PhaserFuzz, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. PhaserFuzz macrumors 6502

    Dec 12, 2007
    I've had this problem for awhile now. It takes forever to send attachments with emails when using Mail in OSX. I am trying to send a 4MB MP3 file and it's uploading at a rate of 1KB/s - 15KB/s. It sometimes even drops to zero for a few seconds before jumping back up. A lot of the time the message fails and I have to resend it. Is there something I'm doing wrong? My internet is pretty fast when doing anything else, so I don't see how it's that. This happens ALL THE TIME when I have to send a file. I have a MobileMe address by the way.

    Thanks for any help!
  2. mentaluproar macrumors 68000


    May 25, 2010
    Ohio, USA
    1. Upload is almost always slower than download speeds. I have 40 down 1 up here.
    2. Email is not an ideal medium to send files with. Consider something like www.justbeamit.com.

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