thunderbird at ~30% cpu

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Wed Aug 22 07:13:24 UTC 2012

On 08/21/2012 07:08 PM, James Freer wrote:
> On Wed, 22 Aug 2012, Jared Norris wrote:
>> 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
>> 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.
>> --
>> Regards,
>> Jared Norris
> What i found was that it was slow initially as you say but then when one
> actually reads several emails it's still a bit slow compared with text
> only clients which are instant.

Are they using imap as well?? I use pop via gmail with thunderbird, and 
once things are dnloaded they are instantaneous as well. Luckily I don't 
share my email with other devices, so pop works just peachy for me. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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