mozilla system freeze-up
Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Wed May 15 17:19:10 UTC 2013
On 05/15/2013 10:50 AM, John Hupp wrote:
> On Windows, Thunderbird has suffered from severe font bugs starting
> with v.16 I think. This occurs with users who send in HTML format
> (rather than plain text) and have changed the default composition font
> in Options. If you do any editing of your reply, the recipient is
> likely to receive text with a mixture of user-selected and default
> fonts. It looks like something a child may have written. But this
> problem does not appear in the editor window, and the sender usually
> isn't aware of the problem until someone replies and includes the
> previously-sent material.
> I brought this up with one other *buntu/Thunderbird user, who didn't
> seem to have the same problem. Any feedback from Lubuntu Thunderbird
> users here?
Months ago, you alerted me to this possibility, and I have been watching
E-mails I send to this list are all done using Thunderbird mail, on
Lubuntu (latest version). Since all those e-mails are sent to the list,
I see them (what I sent) coming back again.
I always use HTML (I don't use plain text unless the sender requires it).
I have never seen the dire consequences you warned me of, and repeated
above. As a writer, I am sensitive to that sort of thing, and would be
repelled by it.
The only problem I have observed, is what appears in the indented line
below. In that line, I selected the word "bold" and changed it to bold
emphasis, and it appeared that way (in bold) to me in the e-mail I
sent. Here is the line:
This line has a single word in *bold* emphasis (or at least, it
To avoid that problem, I simply avoid using different emphasis (which
you can't do in plain text anyway).
My experience with Thunderbird has been good.
I switched to it from Evolution (which I used for years before) because
on Lubuntu, it kept hanging (and severely slowing down my system) every
time it tried to check for new mail. It was so bad, that I had it never
check for mail, and I would manually click to have it check for mail at
times I could take the risk.
I still keep my Evolution mail database, but only use it for accessing
e-mails from the years I used it. I never use it for new e-mails.
As far as I know, the hang problem is still there. It was a known
problem back when I was fighting with it, and they never did fix it (at
least, not on Lubuntu). I didn't want to change to some other
distribution to be able to use it.
Thunderbird has been a good alternative for me, and it has features like
being able to automatically delete e-mails older than a specified
time-period for each folder (so my e-mail database doesn't keep growing).
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