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Hi I am forwarding email from my hotmail to gmail account. But it takes a lot of time from my hotmail to gmail. Typically its taking at least an hr before it arrives in my gmail when i have received it in my hotmail 1 hr before ? Can anyone suggest a solution to this?

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How did you set up the forwarding? – Senseful Aug 6 '10 at 23:16
I added a POP3 account in gmail account in the account and imports.. – Misnomer Aug 6 '10 at 23:21
(Sorry, old question, but...) Collecting email via POP3 in gmail is not forwarding. It would perhaps be much quicker if you did actually forward your email, which outlook.com allows you to do. – w3dk Feb 3 '15 at 22:19
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When you add POP3 Accounts in gmail it checks them periodically. If I am receiving mail frequently (based on the last checks gmail made) it might check every 20 minutes otherwise it might check once an hour.

You can manually request gmail to check your accounts by going to Settings > Accounts and Import > scroll down to "Check mail using POP3" > then click on "Check Mail Now"

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Also found that the google labs allow you to have a refresh button will do the same :) – Misnomer Aug 11 '10 at 17:01
Oh. I will have to check that out. – Josh Curren Aug 11 '10 at 23:32
Yes, Gmail supposedly learns the frequency with which to check emails based on the rate at which you generally receive emails. – w3dk Feb 3 '15 at 22:22

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