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Recently i have upgraded the ubuntu version 9.10 to ubuntu 10.10. After that if i open thunderbird my system gets hang and it is becoming too slow. The error i get is "Building summary file for inbox".

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It can be a faulty drive. Look at /var/log/syslog for disk error messages or check the disk (see Disk Utility). –  arrange Sep 9 '11 at 15:05
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Try following these steps:

  1. Exit Thunderbird.
  2. Make a backup of ~/.thunderbird/<something random here>.default/Mail/
  3. Remove all files with the extension "msf" in it.
  4. Now try launching Thunderbird and see if the problem continues.
  5. If it doesn't, restore the msfs from the backup.
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@karthick87 Have you tried it yet? :) –  nickguletskii Sep 14 '11 at 17:37
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Newer versions of Thunderbird create an index of all your files to provide the search function on the top right corner. So this is not an error, this is a feature. Depending on the amount of files this could take a while.

You can disable this behavior in the options under advanced, look for Enable Global Search and Indexer.

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No i dont think that is the right option. Coz after disabling the option also the problem continues. –  karthick87 Sep 13 '11 at 7:21
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