UPDATE: New post Gmail Slow for you? Try these tips
Gmail runs pretty fast for me. Embarrassingly I still have over 300 unread items in my inbox, and almost 700 spam in my spam folder. Gmail loads at a raging quick 3 seconds for me on my 2.4 Ghz PC with 1MB of RAM with LOTS of programs running.
However from feedback I’ve gotten in comments to my Gmail Improved? How? post not everyone is seeing Gmail speeding up, or fast at all. If you are one of those people and you a) otherwise love Gmail, b) are willing to learn a new trick, c) and you also your POP email on your computer using an email program (yes, some people DO that!) then it might be time to learn about Gmail and IMAP. Heck, even if you are not finding Gmail too slow like many of us, and b and c above describe you then , then it might be time to learn about Gmail and IMAP. In that case just this afternoon they made a new post you might want to read: Getting Gmail anywhere: IMAP versus POP.
Still not fast enough or IMAP isn’t for you?
1. Log into Gmail, click Settings and on the General tab you will see a dropdown where you can set the number of email conversations per page, set it to its lowest setting of 25 conversations per page. Don’t forget to save changes: