When downloading my emails they get stuck at a certain percentage, what can I do?

If you are downloading your e-mail and it gets stuck before completing the download, 9 times out of 10 you have a really big email waiting for you and your email client gives up after a certain allocated time. This setting can be increased from the time out rate of 30 seconds to 5 minutes in Outlook Express.

  1. On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
  2. Click the Mail tab.
  3. Click your POP3 account, and then click Properties.
  4. Click the Advanced tab.
  5. Gradually increase the server time-out setting until the problem is resolved.

You can also log into your Webmail account and deal with the email directly from the server. You can download the attachment or just delete the email.