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Why would Thunderbird regularly hang for 10 seconds

I've been using the Thunderbird e-mail client for years on three different operating systems: XP, Vista, Windows 7.

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Guest [Entry]

"Thunderbird is lovely but resource-consuming.
On my station it hangs exactly as described in your example when it receives new messages and the antivirus (currently AVG) scans them.
IMHO Thunderbird hangs while waiting the return of the message by antivirus."
Guest [Entry]

"Maybe its a problem with automatic mailbox defragmentation? You can turn this feature on an off.

I'm using Thunderbird since its very beginning and had never such problems."
Guest [Entry]

"Try using Process Monitor from Sysinternals to see what it's doing when it hangs.

Process Monitor is an advanced monitoring tool for Windows that shows real-time file system, Registry and process/thread activity. It combines the features of two legacy Sysinternals utilities, Filemon and Regmon, and adds an extensive list of enhancements including rich and non-destructive filtering, comprehensive event properties such session IDs and user names, reliable process information, full thread stacks with integrated symbol support for each operation, simultaneous logging to a file, and much more. Its uniquely powerful features will make Process Monitor a core utility in your system troubleshooting and malware hunting toolkit."
Guest [Entry]

I found that if I make thunderbird run in compatibility with Windows XP SP3, it starts working as normal again. Dunno why but been working for a day without any further problems. Hoping it keeps on working.