thunderbird at ~30% cpu

Jared Norris jrnorris at
Tue Aug 21 21:09:11 UTC 2012

On 22 August 2012 06:39, James Freer < at> wrote:
> 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.
> james
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After the initial sync (which is obviously required if I want access
to older mail) I've never had issues. You have to expect the initial
sync to take a bit of effort, it's generally downloading a fair amount
of data and trying to keep it catalogued for you to see what's there.


Jared Norris

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