The problem isn't the browser. Gmail constantly changes
internally and it just seems to have changed around the time you
I personally use Gmail nearly daily on a 1GHz iMac G4. This is
somewhat faster than your machine, but not exceptionally so. It's
not super fast, but I can't replicate anything at all similar to
what you're describing.
I replied to your specific request in the other thread.
Thank you, Cameron, for this reply as well as the link on the other thread re disabling google hangouts.
Is there an email client that is compatible with Tiger-PPC-G4 imacs which is also up to date on 'security issues'?
Right now, the only way I can access gmail at all is by using the 'legacy' html gmail version. It's okay, but lacks some tools that I miss. Plus, it's very slow and hangs often. But that's my only option, at least for now.
It's a sad day, when earthlink webmail is faster than gmail!
Thanks for your help.
You can try Tenfourbird. This is an updated version of
Thunderbird for Power Macs. Please note that this is not maintained
by us, although they use some of the same source code, so while I
use it personally myself I can't offer you official support for it
here. The maintainer has his own help forum if you have questions.
You can download it here: http://tenfourbird.osdn.jp/
The other thing I would make sure of is that your Mac has
sufficient memory. Your iMac can take up to 1GB of memory and I
would strongly advise maxing it out because it will make a lot of
things faster on that machine, not just TenFourFox. 512MB on a
machine of that speed will be miserable and is the bare minimum we
support. If you have even less than that, that is almost certainly
why your machine performs so badly.