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Factors affecting the Compose Window loading time
Factors affecting the Compose Window loading time

This article explores factors influencing the compose window loading speed.

Updated over a week ago

Opening a new email window by clicking a mailto: URL is a convenient way to initiate a new message quickly. Mixmax relies on Gmail, and so when a user clicks the mailto: URL, a request is sent to Google's servers to retrieve the compose interface.

This process involves several steps, including:

  1. URL Parsing: The browser parses the URL and extracts the relevant information, such as the email address and subject line.

  2. Server Lookup: The browser performs a DNS lookup to find the IP address of Google's servers.

  3. Connection Establishment: The browser establishes a connection with the server.

  4. Data Transfer: Google transmits the compose window code and any necessary data to the user's browser.

  5. Rendering: The browser interprets the received code and displays the compose window on the user's screen.

Here are several factors that affect the loading time of the compose window and what you can do to optimize your experience.

  • Internet Connection Speed: A fast and stable internet connection ensures quick loading of web pages and resources, leading to a faster compose window appearance.

  • Browser Performance: Browsers are responsible for rendering webpages and managing resources. A sluggish browser can slow down the loading process. So, if possible, ensure you're using the latest version of Google Chrome.

  • Google Backend Performance: Ultimately, the speed at which Google loads the compose window on its servers determines the general user experience. This includes factors like server load, database response times, and resource optimization.

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