I would agree that connecting to the email server is likely to be the issue. However, it may be a good idea to discuss this on the issue with @dylanc and @runner80. The other two users had the issues on the smtp side.
Can someone give me a second opinion on
It’s currently targeted for 1.3
It’s designated as a database performance issue – from my knowledge of mysql, the issue in this bug doesn’t seem to make much sense.
[I’d expect the issue to lie elsewhere e.g. in the time it takes to connect to a mail server, rather than the column type in mysql]
Therefore, I’d propose resolving this issue as “no change required” – or am I missing something here?