Is your Thunderbird OK?

Bahman M. b.movaqar at
Mon Sep 24 01:06:45 PDT 2007

Byung-Hee HWANG wrote:
> Just been wondering about this for long weeks. I have some complain
> Thudnerbird's the speed when it start up on FreeBSD. Its speed is very
> slow. While thunderbird start up, I go to brew coffee. Aside from that,
> Thunderbird is the best MUA, indeed.
> FYI, this is my information:
> bh at viola:~> uname -v
> FreeBSD 6.2-RELEASE-p7 #1: Wed Aug 22 08:47:36 KST 2007 
> root at 
> bh at viola:~> pkg_info | grep thunderbird
> thunderbird- Mozilla Thunderbird is standalone mail [...]
> bh at viola:~> 
> I _really_ want to share opinions about this topic (Thunderbird's start
> up speed) with you FreeBSD users.
> What do you think of?

Does the problem occur only at startup?  What's the size of 
Thunderbird's image in memory?  I'd read somewhere that to speed up 
things, Thunderbird keeps emails in memory; however I'm not sure if it 
applies to 1.5.0.


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