Switching to Mail.app
Mail.app, OS X’s built in email program, is loved by many a Mac user but generally not trusted by support techs dues some known issues with the app in general. Basically it’s a great mail program when it runs well but occasionally it can have problems that nobody but Apple seems to know how to fix.
Today I stopped using Thunderbird and switched to Mail.app. Both are on my system and I’m using IMAP so I can switch between them whenever I want.
Some of my friends might be asking “WHY???” Quite simple: Memory footprint. I noticed today that Thunderbird was using ~30MB of memory when running so I decided to compare them. Mail.app weighed in at about 18MB average.
Not too difficult a decision when you’re talking almost 50% difference.
I’ll be switching back when I can afford that 2GB RAM upgrade 😉