Thoughts on Structured/Unstructured and Shared Information Management using Wiki and other emerging technologies
Friday, December 09, 2005
Increasing the responsiveness email programs on desktop ...

As I type this, I am waiting for my thunderbird to refresh itself and help me see latest emails from our corporate IMAP server. This is a routine affair: As soon as I open the laptop, most of the hibernated program would have to get loaded into memory, and that often takes a long time. Sometimes as long as 10 minutes.

So what do I do? Resort to web-based email access which our corporate server provides. This seems to work because Firefox seems to consume less memory, and is "more responsive" compared to Thunderbird. Also, the issue could be with thunderbird having to initialize a large email store (I have anywhere between 3000 to 4000 emails in inbox at any time). The headers are synchronized first, and are available instantly. But the loading the body takes a lot of time.

So here is the idea: Enhance thinderbird extension so that it helps open email using browser - assuming that your webmail can take the URL with appropriate ID, and allows you to login without losing that ID...

Small niceties always help.


About this blog
All realms of collaboration:
  • Wiki. Weblogs
  • New Integration Platforms for combined structured and unstructured information: Wiki, Portals, Email Clients,
  • Collaborative Document editing, Collaborative knowledge building
  • Email Interfaces to collaborative shares
  • Information organization, management, Publishing: In context of organizations, individuals, Opensource projects etc.
About me:
Name:Vinod Kulkarni

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