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01-15-2000, 10:31 PM
Wondering what features Eudora has that makes it so popular.

Patty O'Furniture
01-15-2000, 10:34 PM
I understand it has light version which is less filling and still tastes great.

01-16-2000, 12:51 AM
I don't think Eudora is as popular as her daughter Samantha or her granddaughter Tabitha.

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01-16-2000, 11:42 AM
"They wuz free." -- Churchy La Femme

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01-16-2000, 06:40 PM
I like it
a) because it's free (at least the light version is)
b) I don't like the idea of the microsoft e-mail program with the macros and all
c) my account usually runs on PINE...
d) don't like the idea of AOL-type reader/mail/browser systems.
e) it's a fairly small and unobtrusive system.

01-16-2000, 11:27 PM
I'm forced to use Outlook at work. At home I use whatever. I like Yahoo e mail for attachments.

01-17-2000, 12:47 AM
Originally posted by ruadh:
And as for the rest of you ... nobody likes a smartass :)

Actually around here, everyone loves a smartass.

01-17-2000, 01:00 AM
Also, Outlook Express SUCKS!

It has these quirky bugs so that, if you change settings at any time, the program may not ever work again as well as it did before. Believe me, as a tech support guy, having to tell someone that their dumb M$ product is a piece of crap and they should use Eudora really annoys some people.


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01-17-2000, 01:09 AM
Well for one thing, those macro viruses that are designed for Outlook don't work in Eudora ;)

I've used Pegasus, Netscape, Outlook, and I have to say I prefer Eudora hands down.

From their site, here is a comparison of features to NS and Outlook: http://www.eudora.com/pro_email/comparison.html
and here is a general features list: http://www.eudora.com/pro_email/features.html

If you want to see what mine looks like, here is an overall screenshot, showing a couple of mailboxes open (the list on the left are all of my mailboxes) http://fathom.org/opalcat/eudora.gif
and here is a cropped screenshot showing an open message and reply window... http://fathom.org/opalcat/eudora2.gif

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01-17-2000, 01:48 AM
Thank you Opal, I will check those out.

And as for the rest of you ... nobody likes a smartass :)

01-17-2000, 03:42 AM
Well, to be fully Y2K-compliant, I upgraded to the full Eudora, in the form of the beta version 4.3, which is still free if you let it flash you ads, something that never bothers me. The full version, however, is slower, and I don't really need all the bells and whistles it has, including a spelling checker -- but it is neat.

I think, though, this beta runs out this Feb., and I'm not sure the full version will continue to have the free variant. The Light version will never be made meticulously Y2K-compliant, but I forget what the minor problems are in that respect.