[PLUG-TALK] Thunderbird delays

Dick Steffens dick at dicksteffens.com
Wed Mar 14 12:01:02 PDT 2018

On 03/14/2018 11:52 AM, Rich Shepard wrote:
> On Wed, 14 Mar 2018, Dick Steffens wrote:
>> I stay logged in.
> Dick,
>   When you're done working for the day I highly recommend logging out. 
> Not
> shutting down the machine, just logging out of your user account. Over 
> night
> logs rotate, /etc/cron.daily runs its scripts, and a lot of 
> housekeeping is
> done. The few times I've forgotten to log out (usually because I've 
> left a
> long compilation running or I intended to come back but didn't) the 
> backup
> of my /home partition is not done properly because mail and log reports
> arrive and the backup requires a steady state. You can also set 
> firefox (and
> perhaps thunderbird) to clear their caches when you log out.
>   When you log back in the next day you have cleared all cruft and start
> fresh.
>> Could be. I've taken to shutting down Firefox once a day, if I 
>> remember to
>> do it. I use it enough to check spellings of names of people and places
>> that I leave it loaded all the time.
>   Logging out does this for you and it provides other benefits without 
> any
> drawbacks.

Well, you learn new stuff every day. That's not something I ever hard of 
before. I'll give it a try and see what happens.



Dick Steffens

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