On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 02:30:10PM -0500, Jeff wrote: > On Fri, Apr 15, 2011 at 2:07 PM, Florin Andrei <florin at andrei.myip.org> wrote: > > I'm a Thunderbird user almost since day one, but now I'm looking for > > something else. For whatever reason, it doesn't work well for me - every > > once in a while it becomes non-responsive (UI completely frozen for > > several seconds, CPU usage goes to 100%) and I just can't afford to > > waste time waiting for the email software to start working again. > By default Thunderbird creates a local cache for IMAP accounts -- for > large accounts, this can be problematic. Have you tried disabling the > local synchronization? > > Account Settings -> Synch & Storage -> Uncheck "Keep messages for this > account on this computer" > There is another setting that can apparently cause high CPU usage. Preferences>Advanced>General>Advanced Configuration>Enable Global Search and Indexer (don't have Thunderbird handy, so that path might be slightly off.) -- Scott Robbins PGP keyID EB3467D6 ( 1B48 077D 66F6 9DB0 FDC2 A409 FA54 EB34 67D6 ) gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys EB3467D6 Buffy: I can't believe you got into Oxford! Willow: It's pretty exciting. Oz: That's some deep academia there. Buffy: That's where they make Gileses! Willow: I know! I can learn, and have scones!