User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.1; ru; rv:18.104.22.168) Gecko/20070309 Firefox/22.214.171.124 Build Identifier: 126.96.36.199 (20070221) Current search is extremely slow. Every time I search any phrase among 2000 letters it takes about a minute and get 90% from my AMD64 processor. I think search is most important feature besides getting and sending messages. Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Get more then 1000 letters. 2. Try to search keyword in messages Actual Results: search from 2000 letters takes a minute from am64 processor using more that 90% on this task. Expected Results: I expect to get results from search in less that a second. I suggest to use any embeddable database or text index library to make search feature reliable. I don't know Thunderbird architecture, so I can only put open source Java libraries I used in search improvement - Apache Lucene, Apache Derby,HSQLDB, Firebird. I hope that Thuderbird developers can find similar library or make their own to improve search functionality.
I have no problems. what version of thunderbird (from help|about)? where are your messages? imap, pop, or local folders which search? advanced via edit|find|search messages? or quick search (and what settings)?
I use version 188.8.131.52 as you see on the top of message. I get my messages using pop3 (this protocol means that I can store my messages on my local machine) and they usually appears in C:\Documents and Settings\serge\Application Data\Thunderbird\Profiles\hfle2jr6.default\Mail\Local Folders\Inbox file by default.This file is about 151Mb. both search works bad.
do file|compact folders on the account. does it run just as fast/slow? if there is no improvement, please describe precisely a search that is slow for you.
Compact folder procedure makes inbox file to 100Mb from 150Mb. As for describing process... Ok, I want to find word "thunderbird" in the body of all messages. I type e.g. thunderbird in the search panel, choose "search in message body" and my computer in hanging up for about minute. I've just pick up a screenshot and sent to address @lehigh.edu
First thought is bug 295088, delivers in Thunderbird v2. Serge, if you find it's gone in v2 please dupe this to 295088.
better with version 2?
Yes, it works much better, now search takes a few seconds.