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Gun Caundle gun@p...
Wed May 11 15:36:28 NZST 2005

It wasn't receiving 6k+ messages, but performing like it was.
On Wed, 2005-05-11 at 15:25 +1200, Ian McDonald wrote:
> On 11/05/05, Gun Caundle <gun@p...> wrote:
> > On a notebook with XP, Thunderbird started taking a long time to load.
> > The 'total' for the inbox in the bottom right corner showed '5863' but
> > only the received mail (81 messages)showed in the right pane.  The
> > 'total' would then increase by 50 or so intermittently and is now up to
> > '6124'
> > Anyone able to shed some light on this occurrence?
> > --
> My main comment is how much memory does this XP box have as it sounds
> like Thunderbird is struggling with the size of it - that is a lot of
> messages!! If you had less than 512 MB and other programs are running
> then I guess it would struggle - you could notice this by task manager
> (press Ctrl-Alt-Del to bring it up and select from there) or you might
> here your disk doing lots of activity as it swaps memory out to disk.
> Another thing - I presume it is on fast link?? If not e.g. modem,
> retail ADSL then it will take ages to download that many.
> Ian
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