Ray was going to be late today, so I was trying to catch up on reading my emails. Then I saw that dratted little hourglass when I clicked on 'Read' to read emails. Now, I hate that little hourglass, I would like to behead him/her! I couldn't understand why my computer was slow, as I do a Disk Clean-Up every night before I shut it down. That's running while I go put the cats to bed with their treats, turn off their TV and light, as it takes that long. I also keep my cache cleared, defrag every so often, and all that stuff.
I learned the hard way, my first computer only had 32 RAM, yes, 32, and was on dial-up, so I learned to keep it running at above snail's pace by keeping it cleaned out. Then I remembered to look in my PC's Incoming/Saved Mail. I usually have that turned off, as I either answer emails, keep them until I have time to, delete them, or file them and my answers, in folders on AOL's Email Storage, not on my PC. Yup, that Incoming/Saved Mail was saving all the emails on my PC that I had received for the last few weeks. Once I got that cleared out, and reset, that nasty little hourglass went bye-bye! Another problem solved for a computer illiterate like me.