Why is kmail using so much cpu power

O. Sinclair o.sinclair at gmail.com
Fri Oct 29 19:22:18 BST 2010

On 29/10/2010 16:12, gene heskett wrote:
> On Friday, October 29, 2010 10:05:26 am user1 did opine:
>> I am using 10.10.
>> I can se, that from time to time my computer is working very hard.
>> When I run top I can se that it is kmail who is using 100-108 % cpu
>> power.
>> How can I avoid that?
> If you find out how, please post the solution.
What I have seen of late is that if mail fetching "gets stuck" at one or 
more accounts (I have 5 in my Kontact/KMail) then KMail chews around 25% 
of CPU while it "trying". If I cancel the fetch or it timeouts KMail 
basically use nothing again.

This I have noticed also since Kubuntu 10.10, am now on KMail 1.13.5


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