Unexplained temporary freezes in Thunderbird Fedora 13

g geleem at bellsouth.net
Sat Jun 26 15:29:51 UTC 2010

Jerry Feldman wrote:

> Preliminary results. I went back and checked every account setting, and
> I found that I was downloading all iMAP mail, and since gmail stores
> SPAM for 30 days and stores trash forever, the All MAIL folder was huge.

sounds like someone forgot to do his 'monthly house cleaning'.

when i first ran imap, once a week, i would use ftp to pull my inbox to a
local file, then delete inbox and upload a new inbox with the 'do not remove'
notice. next i would wipe my local record file. so i never had a large server
inbox file to be aware of any freezing. being that at that time i was on dial
up, i am sure i would have noticed.

> So far I have not experienced a freeze, so I am assuming that the
> apparent freeze condition was of my own making by not reviewing my
> settings.

may well be cured. i can imagine overhead in comparing local to server.

glad to see you found a reasonable explanation.


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