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From: Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] {OT} Email client for a SLOW connection
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 15:39:36
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] {OT} Email client for a SLOW connection by Grant
1 On Tue, Oct 21, 2008 at 10:15 AM, Grant <emailgrant@×××××.com> wrote:
2 > I'm on an excruciatingly slow internet connection right now. The
3 > email client seems to be the major productivity blocker. Thunderbird
4 > spends a lot of time loading or whatever and squirrelmail is just
5 > slow. Would something like mutt be an improvement? Any other
6 > recommendations?
8 Is it running on your local machine? I think the amount of data
9 downloaded should be the same for any client which uses the same
10 protocol, I would think.
12 Obviously you can disable image loading for HTML emails. You could
13 also set it to download headers only, and bodies only when you open a
14 message. You can set Thunderbird to not check for new mail except for
15 when you tell it to.
17 You might also consider a web-based e-mail solution.
19 Figuring out where the slowness is worst (do you have 1000 emails in
20 your inbox?) and try to come up with a way to avoid it.
22 Good luck,
23 Paul