[ubuntu-za] Thunderbird overload?

Jan Greeff jan at verslank.net
Thu May 10 19:52:38 UTC 2012

I have disabled toe auto-compact facility, now my Tbird is back to
normal. Hooray!


On 10/05/2012 21:36, Jan Greeff wrote:
> 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!
> Jan 
> 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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