thunderbird at ~30% cpu

Jeff G. at
Thu Aug 23 19:24:35 UTC 2012

On 08/22/2012 03:52 PM, James Freer wrote:
>> IMAP is a synch.  E-mails are stored server side and then the
>> client downloads usually a portion of server side e-mails.  Several
>> clients can synch concurrently.
>> -Thufir
> That's what i thought... i was wondering why Ric used it. Some folk
> like to treat email like post through the door... which means using
> up some of one's broadband allocation unnecessarily.

It takes a lot of email to use up that much broadband - you can d/l 
headers only.  I prefer pop because I like my stuff on my box and don't 
need access from the road.

> I'm still surprised that some providers e.g. yahoo only allow pop.

Not the case here but I use AT&T service so don't deal with yahoo direct
at all - but they do use yahoo and there is IMAP svc.

> I'm only a gmail user as they seem to have setup a better provision
> as providers go.

somebody likes it, judging from the stock price...

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