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Old 10-11-2006, 10:33 AM   #1
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Qualcomm and the Mozilla Foundation announced today that future versions of Eudora will be based upon the same technology platform as the open source Mozilla Thunderbird email program. Future versions of Eudora will be free and open source, while retaining Eudora’s uniquely rich feature set and productivity enhancements. Qualcomm and Mozilla will each participate in, and continue to foster development communities based around the open source Mozilla project, with a view to enhancing the capabilities and ease of use of both Eudora and Thunderbird.

The final commercial versions of Eudora (6.2.4 for the Mac, 7.1 for Windows) were also released today.

   
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Very interesting...I use the free/sponsored version of Eudora to get some of my cserve mail and my domain mail...it will be interesting to see what they come up with...

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Very interesting...I use the free/sponsored version of Eudora to get some of my cserve mail and my domain mail...it will be interesting to see what they come up with...
I have been using Eudora so long it would be like having several teeth pulled to switch to anything else, so I am glad to see there will be future life in the software.

Guess we will see how it goes.

   
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I have been using Eudora so long it would be like having several teeth pulled to switch to anything else,
That's what I thought, but about 4 months ago I switched over to Thunderbird because Eudora had crashed on me once too often. I find it is reliable, the junk filters work very well and it handles my 10 different main email accounts with no difficulty. I hope that the working together of the two platforms will be beneficial to all users of the software.

   
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That's what I thought, but about 4 months ago I switched over to Thunderbird . . .
I tried Thunderbird back in its beta, and it did not seem worth the trouble to change. But Eudora doesn’t crash on me, and she is very tolerant of my sloppy ways.

Maybe one day I will give Thunderbird another look. I am glad that both are likely to continue for at least some time.

   
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I started using the adware Eudora as a temporary email client until I could find something better. Eventually I realized that there is nothing better. So I bought the full commercial version to help support them, and to get their spam handling (which is very good). I'm sorry to see that they could not continue as before.
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I started using the adware Eudora as a temporary email client until I could find something better. Eventually I realized that there is nothing better. So I bought the full commercial version to help support them, and to get their spam handling (which is very good). I'm sorry to see that they could not continue as before.
Me too, but I had been hearing of Eudora’s demise for a long time, so this comes as a sort of reprieve.

   
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Me too, but I had been hearing of Eudora’s demise for a long time, so this comes as a sort of reprieve.
Emphasis on "sort of", I suspect...

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Maybe one day I will give Thunderbird another look. I am glad that both are likely to continue for at least some time.
After using Eudora for so long I found some things about Thunderbird to be annoying but I can get around in it if I have to. I still greatly prefer Eudora.

   
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