View Full Version : Is there any software that can measure upload & download speeds of Outlook Express

30-03-2006, 01:06 PM
I do a fair bit of graphics work and send proofs by email and wonder if there is any software that can tell me the speed that my proofs are going at? I am still on dial-up as I refuse to be had by Telecom and the so called broadband.

Peter A

30-03-2006, 01:49 PM
You do realise that the speed problem will be the size of images sent as email attachments.
From http://faq.oit.gatech.edu/0308.html
" Sending attachments wastes resources. First, to send a binary file (image, executable, PDF, Word document, ZIP archive, etc.), the file has to be encoded into something that can be reliably transferred via e-mail. The encoding process usually results in a message that is much larger than the original file(s) that it contains."

30-03-2006, 01:57 PM
Your upload speed on dialup is always slower than download speed and usually restricted to about 33k
So if you feel it takes longer to send messages than receive them, this is normal.

Jimmy D
30-03-2006, 02:31 PM

30-03-2006, 04:24 PM
Thanks for your replies regarding the question of software for tracking speed. I realised that up and down are different and that files add to the time. It is just a curiosity thing that drives me to find out. When downloading files from within Google you always get the file size and download speed. I just wanted to see it in Outlook Express.

Speedy Gonzales
30-03-2006, 06:17 PM
Because OE is by MS. Don't expect too much!

Somehow, I dont think there's anything out there, to show you what the speed is, when you're sending emails/attachments in OE.

It depends on how big it is, on how long it'll take.

Any site you download from, will show the filename / speed. Not just Google.

30-03-2006, 06:20 PM
Sygate firewall will show incomming and outgoing data on a line graph