On Wed, 23 May 2018 at 16:28, JP Hindin via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
Apologies to hijack this one (I can't tell you how
impressed I am with
both the CHM's efforts and Qualcomm's release, I find these things really
exciting for our hobby) - but I've been having real troubles with TBird in
the last few years and my obstinacy has been holding me back.
I run Thunderbird on a 2016 MacBoook Pro (Sierra
10.12.6, 2.6GHz i7, 16GB
RAM, internal SSD) where I'm pulling via IMAP from Google (their
professional company service thingy), but maintain a local 24GB cache of
It's slower than molasses in january. Moving eMail
'folders' often has it sit and spin the beachball for 2-3 seconds - dozens
of times a day. And I just can't work out why - I mean, yes, it's a lot of
ruddy eMail, but it's a monster of a laptop and it should be
pulling/moving on the SSD when it's getting stuck before it's even tried
to send the move message to google.
I _detest_ the gmail interface, I'd really prefer
to continue using a
client like this - but TBird just isn't getting any better.
I actually quite like the Gmail interface, and I've been using it for 14Y
now, but I'd like a fast usable local client. I travel a lot, and I don't
always have Internet access on the road. A proper responsive local email
client, where I could read, comment, and post it all when I get to my
destination, would be great.
T'bird is no longer it, alas. It was for years, and I spent time and effort
moving my email archive 1991-2004 to it. But as you say, it's sluglike in
the extreme with Gmail.
What am I missing here? Are there better options? Is
Thunderbird just not
designed for large mail sets for people who actually work for a living?
I do wonder myself.
I now use Claws at work. It's quicker. I don't like it, but it does the job.
Responses should probably be sent to me directly. And
my thanks in advance
for your opinions, my curmudgeonly behaviour is really eating up my time
and I'm hoping there's a reasonable fix beyond "Suck it up and use
I've left the CC on.
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