My computer, especially mail is so slow

Does anyone know what could cause my computer to slow down so much.  My mail especially is slow.  Every time I write an email there are 3 to 4 lag times.....

I'm having exactly the same problem as Carolyn and so many others ... and I have 8 GB of RAM in a Core i7 iMac, so it's not a question of underpowered hardware.
Apple needs to come out with 10.7.1 ASAP. Should have waited for it...

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