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Re: Diagnosing what applications are doing

Quoting Gene Heskett (2019-05-26 16:25:43)
> On Sunday 26 May 2019 07:05:45 am Jonas Smedegaard wrote:
> > Quoting Paul Sutton (2019-05-26 12:28:43)
> > > On my netbook,  Thunderbird seems really unstable, it stars up 
> > > fine then seems to stall and fails to respond,  it eventually 
> > > picks up. 
> One thing that will "freeze" it is using its own download facilities 
> to fetch the mail, used to bug me pretty badly, but when it did come 
> back, everything I had typed into a message came back with it.  So I 
> offloaded that fetching of emails by making fetchmail, procmail, 
> clamscan and spamassassin all into background tasks that have minimal 
> effect on kmail.  Now my freezes are maybe a second as it sorts an 
> incoming email that has servived the spam and viri filters.

Good point!  (this is Thunderbird not KMail but still applies)

For IMAP mail, I recommend more modern alternatives to fetchmail:

  * pullimap
  * offlineimap

(there are more alternatives that I don't recommend)

  - Jonas

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