I've just started using Portable Thunderbird, and it's a great portable app. However, one of the main benefits of Thunderbird is the excellent Adaptive Junk Mail Filter. I notice that John Haller recommends turning the filter off and not marking mail as junk to prolong flash drive life, but mail without a junk filter these days is a bit painful.
Does anyone have any experience of how the junk filter affects drive life -- what problems does it cause and are there any workarounds?
I currently have junk filtering enabled and it's working great (doesn't seem to slow things down much even plugged into my USB 1.1 laptop), but will my drive really crash and burn if I keep using it? Are we talking days, weeks, months, years...???
Any advice / observations / suggestions greatly appreciated.
Calvin -- currently running Portable ThunderBird, PortableFirefox and Portable OpenOffice.org on my 512MB USB flash drive, and loving it!