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bluelightit
 
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Post Posted May 3rd, 2013, 7:27 am

Hello, My Thunderbird seems to constantly slow down to the point inhibiting my productivity. Now when i say slow i mean i click on an email wait 30 seconds and it might load switching tabs takes 5 -10 seconds and in general any basic function seems to take forever.

My issue started about 2 weeks ago in that time i have tried 2 different fixes for Thunderbird both of which temporarily solved the problem for 3-5 days before the issues returned.

I've disabled my Addons
I've compacted my Folders (overall i have about 30 IMAP folders)

My total inbox size on the server is 7.9 GB out of 25 GB i archive my mail on an annual basis

I Need a solution that lasts Please help.

rais
 
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Post Posted May 3rd, 2013, 9:40 am

, My Thunderbird seems to constantly slow down to the point inhibiting my productivity. Now when i say slow i mean i click on an email wait 30 seconds and it might load switching tabs takes 5 -10 seconds and in general any basic function seems to take forever..

is there any message in the left side of the Status bar to indicate what Thunderbird is doing?

bluelightit
 
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Post Posted May 3rd, 2013, 9:48 am

Not that i can see, it just seems to take a long time to respond to any user input. it usually freezes up almost goes into a unresponsive program state then opens what ever it was you were trying to access.

rais
 
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Post Posted May 3rd, 2013, 9:54 am

your frequently-used folders should be small folders. The Inbox is most frequently-used and should be smallest. It should be kept empty

enable Auto Compact

bluelightit
 
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Post Posted May 3rd, 2013, 10:23 am

Okay i'll review the size of my folders and see if i can make my inbox smaller. and enable auto compact thanks for the help

Lee_Dailey

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Post Posted May 3rd, 2013, 11:41 pm

howdy bluelightit,

in addition to what rais recommended, you may want to try disabling global indexing. that is here ...
- tools/options/advanced/general/advanced-configuration
- UN-check [] enable global search indexer

another thing to try is to disable operating system search. that is here ...
- tools/options/advanced/general/system-integration
- UN-check [] allow windows search to search msgs

take care,
lee

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Post Posted May 6th, 2013, 12:29 pm

bluelightit wrote:Hello, My Thunderbird seems to constantly slow down to the point inhibiting my productivity. Now when i say slow i mean i click on an email wait 30 seconds and it might load switching tabs takes 5 -10 seconds and in general any basic function seems to take forever.

My issue started about 2 weeks ago in that time i have tried 2 different fixes for Thunderbird both of which temporarily solved the problem for 3-5 days before the issues returned.

I've disabled my Addons
I've compacted my Folders (overall i have about 30 IMAP folders)

My total inbox size on the server is 7.9 GB out of 25 GB i archive my mail on an annual basis

I Need a solution that lasts Please help.

Given the *sudden* change in behavior I'd say it was instigated by something other than thunderbird, like maybe antivirus.
Running McAfee?

You may gain performance by using other suggestions, but if the change was indeed sudden then they are not the proximate cause.

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