TB & Multithreading

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Post Posted October 14th, 2019, 1:15 am

Are there some movements to make TB support multithread?

I have 3 big mailboxes with multiple folders. Whet a PC was shutdown for 3 weeks and you start it, open TB, so when syncing mailboxes TB is very sluggish, you have to wait
when it spots syncing...


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Post Posted October 14th, 2019, 3:59 pm

AFAIK it does use multiple threads for checking for new mail. However, if you have global search/indexing enabled that runs as a background process. That is what might make it sluggish, if you have lots of mail.

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Post Posted May 12th, 2020, 2:26 pm

AUIU Version 78 will have some use worker threads, and there has for some time been increased use of asynchronous operations. But more significant work will wait until after 78.

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