V. Slow since upgrade kmail > firefox

Hi guys, since an auto upgrade to:

firefox -v
Mozilla Firefox 3.6.10, Copyright (c) 1998 - 2010 mozilla.org

When clicking a link in an email, it takes an age to open in FF, the bouncy icon hangs about for ages…

kmail -v
Qt: 4.6.3
KDE Development Platform: 4.4.4 (KDE 4.4.4) "release 8"
KMail: 1.13.5

This is MUCH slower than before.
This ring any bells to anyone?
I am getting a bit fed up with kmail, any recommendations?

I am german, but i think its called “(Does) this bell rings to anyone?”.
Apart from that i have got no idea.

Danke schoen mein freund…
But I am English, and am comfortable using idiomatic phrases in my mother tongue…
I sometimes forget that this is an international forum though, and perhaps I should not use them here.
Just FYI, my original version is perfectly correct in colloquial English, but as you point out the (Does…) is implicit rather than explicitly there.

Apropos of nothing and very OT,
I once tried to return to the UK having forgotten my passport. After an extended interview I said to the immigration officer: “Look, nobody except an Englishman speaks English as badly as I do” He had to concede my point, and let me enter.