Thunderbird 3.0.5 in Ubuntu 10.04

Preston Hagar prestonh at
Mon Jul 26 16:32:42 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 26, 2010 at 10:37 AM, Basil Chupin <blchupin at> wrote:
> On 26/07/10 23:56, Sam Przyswa wrote:
>> Yes I changed my setting after deleting the entire IMAP database, but
>> why the Mozilla Fondation changed the default setting of Synchronisation
>> &  Storage ?
> And why shouldn't they?
> Did you read the release notes?
> BC

>From the release notes:

"Thunderbird will download IMAP messages by default in the background
to allow for faster message loading and better offline operation. This
feature can be enabled on an individual folder basis via Folder
properties, or for all folders in an account via Account Settings /
'Synchronize & Storage'.""

I agree with Sam though, I didn't like the change.  I didn't notice
any significant increase in message loading speed (except maybe emails
with really large attachments, which I get rarely), and I had to give
up several GB of disk space.  I am never offline, so that fix didn't
really help me either.

Overall, I have been pretty disappointed in Thunderbird 3, but
hopefully with time it will improve.


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