[ubuntu-za] Thunderbird overload?

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Thu May 10 19:36:51 UTC 2012

Hi Lee,

I have 21 folders over and above the default system folders, the largest
has about 300 messages. Messages via POP. I don't use the archive
function and have just disabled compacting. Seems to be running now,
usually only akes a few, minutes before it slows down. Holding thumbs,
better to pray!


On 10/05/2012 21:25, Lee Sharp wrote:
> On 05/10/2012 11:19 AM, Jan Greeff wrote:
>> Thunderbird (especially when compacting folders) was causing my Ubuntu
>> 12.04 to hang to the extent where all I could do was to switch off power
>> and start over.
>> I then reverted to Ubuntu 11.04 , but the same is happening here.
>> I have about 1,1 gigabyte of e-mails in various folders, could this be
>> the reason why this is happening?
> My Thunderbird folder is 8.8 gigs, so size is not your problem.  It
> could be number.
> To start, how many messages are in your largest folder?
> How do you get those messages? (pop, imap)
> How many folders do you have?
> Do you use the auto-archive function?
>             Lee

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