Slow sending emails

Hi, I’ve coded a small login system for my app, it sends confirmation email to new registered users.

My only issue is that the mails get sent by the app, but it takes them way too long --more than 30 minutes. I’m using a GMail account to recieve my test mails.

I am having the exact same problem with Movable Type. Are you using a cgi to send?

Check the timestamps on the headers of the email you are receiving to check the times between hosts, that will give you some idea of where delays are.

You are looking at the Received: bits in the header

The problem could be anywhere along the route.