User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; Ubuntu; Linux x86_64; rv:45.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/45.0 Build ID: 20160304115459 Steps to reproduce: Opening a large mbox file (provided by many mailing list archives, like [email@example.com](https://lists.openafs.org/pipermail/openafs-info.mbox/openafs-info.mbox)) requires many GB of RAM and possibly more (I didn't finish opening). Actual results: Needed to terminate thunderbird after it consumed more than 5 GB RAM. Expected results: The resources should be limited since there's no scenario where it's unavoidable to provide multiple GB of expensive RAM to read 200 MB of data.
I don't think this is the actual problem; many people have much larger mbox files (e.g. the All Mail folder for Gmail users), and I haven't seen complaints like this for Gmail...
Do you also see the problem if the folder is repaired and Thunderbird is started in safe mode?
Severity: normal → major
> 200 MB of data. kritcher, which file is 200MB - the .msf file? Is this for the Inbox? Or a different folder to which you have filtered or moved the mail?
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 2 years ago
Resolution: --- → INCOMPLETE
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