Eudora 8.0

Eudora 8.0

Eudora is a mail and news application based on Thunderbird client from Mozilla
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Eudora 8.0.0b3 is a mail and news application based on the open source Thunderbird client from Mozilla.
Eudora, made by Qualcomm, changed dramatically from previous versions and now is moving to the open source trying to maintain maximum compatibility, for both developers and users, with Thunderbird.
Among the new features of this version is the skin of some windows like the Options and the Message Filters windows. The Add-ons is another great feature, clicking the Add-ons option on the Tools menus will show the Add-ons window like in Mozilla or Firefox web browser. Some add-ons available are the DOM Inspector and Penelope both already included in Eudora.
Now you can set up email accounts from Google and add news groups to received information from them.
Eudora adds the Google option to go directly to the Google website, it doesn’t matter which browser you are using Eudora allows you to configure the browser that you want.
Eudora options window now gives the user more control over the way that the messages are shown and notified. The Privacy option changed and some additional options were included like the Junk mail, the E-mail scams and the Anti-Virus now allows the antivirus programs to quarantine individual incoming messages.

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  • Eudora offers several options to manage properly one or more e-mail accounts; this version is open source so many add-ons can be used


  • This beta version has some issues upgrading from previous versions of Eudora. Some import features are not working properly

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rating Linda Baldwin
I loved Eudora better than any emailer I ever used. Bring back Eudora. I miss you terribly. I still have emails in there and keep a record of so many things.

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Linda Baldwin,
No email program comes close to Eudora. Extremely fed-up and disgusted with Outlook. Bring back Eudora and charge for the service and I will pay for each of my staff to have it on their computer and Android.

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rating Tim Mann
Been using it since it came out. It's easier, faster to use, finds messages quickly, and the interface is not cluttered and clunky like so many of the others. I wish it was still current, I'd pay $65 for an up to date copy!

Apr 6, 2023 Was it helpful?  yes(0) no(0) | Reply
Tim Mann
Tim Mann, this is Tim Mann. I rated it at 5, this dialog box re-interpreted that as 4.

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rating LookAPlane
I still have to support Eudora 7.1 for Windows for one of my IT clients. I supported it on their Window 7 PCs and continue to on their Windows 10 PCs.

Because I've had to support it so much, I've found one glaring gargantuan design flaw that no other email program has or had to my knowledge, at least on Windows and web email systems.

Instead of storing unsent messages (aka drafts) in a Drafts folder and sent messages in a Sent folder, Eudora mixes the two in one mailbox named "Out".

Modern email systems don't do that for good reason.

How can Eudora tell the difference?

Eudora keeps track of the status in a corresponding file ending in .toc (table of contents). So a mailbox (.mbx) has a corresponding file with the same name but ending in .toc (Out.mbx and Out.toc).

Eudora doesn't discern drafts and sent based on info inside a message. It relies on that .toc file.

When the .toc file becomes corrupt, which happens occasionally, maybe every other year or so but sometimes twice a year, you can make a new fresh .toc but "poof" there goes the sent/unsent status of all messages in the Out box. Users can't tell which messages are drafts and which were sent.

So users have to try to remember which are which, re-send some to be sure and/or email people asking if they ever got a message about XYZ.

Plus, other status markings users applied to messages disappears when a new .toc file is made.

It's a super messed up fragile way to keep track of the status of sent versus drafts.

My client is convinced Eudora's search feature is vastly superior to all other email clients, even though I and hundreds of other people I help have little trouble finding messages among hundreds of thousands (sometimes 50G worth) of messages in gmail or Google Workspace. Some users rely on gmail's web interface and advanced search operators:

With Eudora, copying messages temporarily to another mailbox can preserve sent status if the .toc info makes it into the temporary mailbox's new toc file, but a bad toc's info almost always fails to completely copy to the temp folder's toc.

Preserving both the corrupt .toc file with its corresponding .mbx file is the only way I've been able to *sometimes* preserve data only present in the toc file.

It's been a couple of years since I've had to clean up one of those messes.

Now I have to make Eudora 7.1 work in Windows 11 so my client can buy some new PCs.

Mar 11, 2023 Was it helpful?  yes(0) no(0) | Reply
I meant to post this on the Eudora 7.1 page. Sorry about that.

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