thunderbird at ~30% cpu

James Freer at
Tue Aug 21 20:39:23 UTC 2012

On Tue, 21 Aug 2012, Thufir wrote:

> On Mon, 20 Aug 2012 09:38:11 +0100, sam tygier wrote:
>> on my netbook i get huge cpu usage from thunderbird due to the animated
>> progress bar. if i hide the status bar ( View->Toolbar->Status bar ),
>> then the cpu usage drops off almost completely.
> Yeah, I notice that most complaints about thunderbird are from laptop/
> portables.  Dunno why, but it stopped.  I guess it was re-indexing or
> something, seems to have stopped.
> -Thufir

Was this on imap? I found that too if it was. I also found Evolution gave 
similar trouble. As a result i gave up using a graphical email client, tried 
Mutt and settled with Alpine. Alpine i must say i think is superb.


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