I didn't have SSL enabled, though I have in the past. Perversely, I decided to try it with SSL enabled and it is now much faster. Go figure. On Dec 5, 2003, at 11:02 AM, cricket wrote: >> Since about the last month of Jaguar, connecting to the .Mac IMAP >> server has been very slow, most of the time. And, while Panther's >> Mail handles those issues more gracefully than the former versions, >> it remains a problem. Since .Mac's servers should be a reasonably >> well know commodity to you'all, are there any suggestions you might >> offer for improving this? Preference mods? Switch to POP? ??? > > Try turning off SSL for your .Mac account (if you have it enabled). > There is a performance problem with SSL and .Mac that we plan to fix > in a future Software Update.