Slow local network performance for image attachments

Jeff Larsen jlar310 at
Sat Mar 29 09:10:58 EDT 2008

On Sat, Mar 29, 2008 at 2:42 AM, Rob Mueller <robm at> wrote:
> > Squirrelmail on localhost:. very fast, in the blink of an eye,
>  > likewise with Outlook Express (perish the thought).
>  >
>  > So I guess it's Thunderbird. That sucks. I guess I'll take this to a
>  > Thunderbird forum. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. Some
>  > days after troubleshooting everyone else's computer problems, there's
>  > nothing left in the tank for my own...
>  These are a little old, but it's possible they still apply. The default
>  settings for Thunderbird IMAP handling with large emails with attachments
>  sucks... badly.

The third link above was most to the point. Thank you. Thunderbird is
a little better now, but I guess the simple solution (more of a
workaround, really) is to use the 'offline' settings to avoid the
crappy download performance.


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