Eudora
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Eudora... Now based on Mozilla Thunderbird. The Penelope project's intention is to join the Eudora user experience with the Mozilla platform. We intend to produce a version of Eudora that is open source and based on Mozilla and Thunderbird. It's *not* our intention to compete with Thunderbird; rather, we want to complement it.

We are committed to both preserving the Eudora user experience and to maintaining maximum compatibility, for both developers and users, with Thunderbird. It is our goal to build a single development community around Thunderbird and Eudora, so both mailers
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Version 1.0rc2: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.4 or later








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Penguirl commented on 18 Aug 2012
Correo is dead. Thunderbird is soon to be dead. Mulberry is dead. Sparrow is all but dead. GyazMail is rarely updated and has poor html/rtf support. Wish Penelope Eudora would be updated.
[Version 1.0]


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Kitmos reviewed on 13 Jan 2012
how come no update since it’s release in 2010?
[Version 1.0]


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Penguirl reviewed on 29 Sep 2010
Eudora OSE still has some issues, as another commenter pointed out the 'mark as read immediately upon opening' setting does not work, and editing the tool bars is an exercise in patience. After removing one item from the toolbar, you cannot immediately move another off, you have to click & release on the item you want to remove and then click & drag. When you remove icons from the toolbar they don't seem to show up in the customize toolbar window to allow you to drag them back to the toolbar if you wished.

An area where OSE shines, as did classic Eudora, is in how it handles mailing lists. I love the ability to only view threads with unread messages and yet show all unthreaded messages simultaneously. Also you can create shortcut buttons in the toolbar for specific mail list functions but I have not had the need to try them.

Also I like the ability to redirect a message rather than being forced to forward it.

I have tried Thunderbird and Postbox Express, while they are fine applications Eudora OSE meets my needs better. Overall it is pretty good for a 1.0 release, I can't wait to see what the future brings. I am very happy that the developers decided not to let Eudora ride off into the sunset, but rather to breathe new life into an old friend.
[Version 1.0]


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Hi_ram commented on 02 Aug 2010
Still an ersatz of Eudora 6.2.4 (works fine with 10.4 & 10.5, for 10.6 not tested)…

Does not import all my mailboxes… and most of my filters…
[Version 1.0]

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Steve R replied on 02 Aug 2010
Still happily using Eudora 6.2.4 in Snow Leopard.
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Drsfg commented on 03 Jul 2010
Happily this version of Eudore is not much different from version 8.0b9 so there were no zingers to upset me. However:

1) Why change the numbering system? Suddenly we're going from version 8 to version 1. I don't know about other, but that's confusing.

2) Some of the same problems still remain: When you open up Eudore, it *still* does not come to the front but opens behind other open windows. Is this really so difficult to fix?

3) Some settings don't work: for example: the preference setting for "mark as read immediately upon opening" doesn't work, yet if you opt for "mark as read after. . ." and change it to 0 seconds, this does work.

Also, the new Eudora didn't save my old general settings, forcing me to scour the preferences to get the program to behave again as I would like. This, I believe happened with V8.0b9 as well.

With all this, I really don't think this version earns the formal release designation. It seems that the definition of what constitutes a beta and what doesn't is getting blurrier and blurrier.
[Version 1.0]

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Bradsmith74 replied on 02 Aug 2010
Regarding the name change, their README says this:

Beta versions of Eudora OSE were originally named just Eudora with a version
number of 8.0. This caused some confusion in that some users expected the new
version to be a regular update to Classic Eudora. Since Eudora OSE uses an
entirely different code base from Classic Eudora, in an effort to reduce the
confusion the application was renamed to Eudora OSE (Open Source Edition).
The version number was also reset to 1.0, which has the added benefit that it
is synchronized with the Penelope version number.
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Krioni replied on 05 Aug 2010
Then shouldn't this entry on MacUpdate.com be named Eudora OSE ? I mean, this is NOT the Eudora 1.0 from the late 1980's, so why list an incorrect name here?
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Drsfg replied on 06 Aug 2010
I agree.
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Thyx replied on 10 Dec 2010
Well, the chances to confuse Eudore 1.0 on Mac OS 3 or 4 with this aren't so large, are they?
I started with OS 9 and managed to not encounter Eudora at all... I wouldn't mind if Nisus, my favorite writer started with 1.0 once again.
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Skeskali commented on 06 Mar 2010
Eudora used to be my favourite mail client back in the day, so I was really eager to try out this version. It shows promise, but right now I'm too annoyed by new windows that pop open whenever I try to change my default fonts in the Display preference pane.
[Version 8.0b9]


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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 05 Mar 2010
Well, it appears that some of the worst bugs have been fixed. To begin with, the latest iteration of Penelope, version 1.0b1, finally works with Thunderbird 3.x. The bug I found most annoying in the earlier versions of Penelope, with Thunderbird 2.x, was that when using the keyboard to navigate through messages, it would move them to the trash, making it necessary to navigate using the cursor if I didn't want them moved, which was made the program unusable for all practical purposes.

The choice now is to use Eudora or Thunderbird with Penelope, which are essentially the same. The version of Thunderbird included with Eudora 8.0b9 appears to be a slightly older one, v. 3.0.1, while the latest release of Thunderbird is v. 3.0.3. But Penelope works in both cases - though Eudora choked a few times on startup, refusing to display properly. But after about three restarts it finally showed the 3 pane window I use.

I'll be keeping my fingers crossed that this version of Eudora continues to be more stable than the last one.
[Version 8.0b9]


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Espiridion commented on 05 Mar 2010
Hopefully beta-testers are giving this feedback to the developers. I doubt that the developers will check Macupdate to read about the bugs people are encountering.
http://www.eudora.com/download/eudora/8.0b9/README.txt
https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?product=Penelope
[Version 8.0b9]


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Bradsmith74 commented on 05 Mar 2010
Change list is here:
http://eudora.com/download/eudora/8.0b9/README.txt

Lots of changes.
[Version 8.0b9]


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Surfviper commented on 18 Feb 2010
I just want to thank all those who are working on this project.

I love Eudora -- I could not transfer to Apple Mail without missing individual mailbox windows, many of the tweak settings, Ultimate Eudora Plug-In features, etc.

I am sure I could make a wish list, but I am also sure you have enough to do -- if I could make one quick request, it would be to have the Apple Services menu functions work properly with selected message text (recognizing it as text).

Right now I am still using 6.2.4, but I am grateful for your work and eagerly awaiting reports of a stable, robust Eudora user experience from your efforts.

Many thanks!
[Version 8.0b8]


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John Pateros had trouble on 05 Sep 2010
Yikes, this looks/feels and acts like Thunderbird, not Eudora. I've used Eudora since it was free from the University of Illinois and 6.2.4 still works great for me -- except for an smtp issue with my new web host. If anyone knows how set the smtp server port on this new 1.0 version, please let me know? Thanks...
[Version 1.0]


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Kitmos had trouble on 05 Mar 2010
Still doesn't support SpamSieve. Not sure if that's a problem on Mozilla part or SpamSieve's but it needs to be fixed.
[Version 8.0b9]


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Drsfg had trouble on 05 Mar 2010
Also, the read/unread button does not remove itself when you open a message as per the preferences.

This is a terrible update!!!! I'm going back to b8. b8 was much better!
[Version 8.0b9]


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Drsfg had trouble on 05 Mar 2010
The classic view option (where the mailboxes are listed in a left-sided pane) no longer works.
[Version 8.0b9]


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Drsfg had trouble on 26 Feb 2010
This version doesn't crash when you go to the help menu, thank G-d! But does anybody who how to change the "recipient" listing to a "from" listing? I need to know who my mail is coming from, not who it's coming to (which is me). Please, help!! I'll be eternally grateful!
[Version 8.0b8]


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Drsfg had trouble on 04 Sep 2009
I also have lost my trash icon. Does anubody know how to add icons to the tool bar?
[Version 8.0b7]


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Israelidancer had trouble on 14 Mar 2008
In the old Thunderbird and the old Eudora I could click on a URL link in the email, and Safari would open the page. But in this version I can't. Is there a fix?
[Version 8.0b3]


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pancraz had trouble on 03 Sep 2007
I can't import any of my settings or filters from Eudora 624. As it was with the previous penelope extension.
[Version 8.0b1]


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hi_RAM had trouble on 03 Sep 2007
Fails to import account setting from Eudora 6.2.4… :(
[Version 8.0b1]



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Twisted rated on 27 Jul 2011

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Eudora... Now based on Mozilla Thunderbird. The Penelope project's intention is to join the Eudora user experience with the Mozilla platform. We intend to produce a version of Eudora that is open source and based on Mozilla and Thunderbird. It's *not* our intention to compete with Thunderbird; rather, we want to complement it.

We are committed to both preserving the Eudora user experience and to maintaining maximum compatibility, for both developers and users, with Thunderbird. It is our goal to build a single development community around Thunderbird and Eudora, so both mailers advance faster than they previously have.

Eudora has been a QUALCOMM product for many years. QUALCOMM continues to have a keen interest in the users of Eudora, and is being kind enough to donate the time of staff members to the Penelope project.


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