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Farmhand reviewed on 19 Apr 2011
I am a long-term Eudora user and have worked with MailForge since its early versions. I am very disappointed with it. As a G4/PPC/Tiger user, this software is not usable for me as my main email client. I really, really, really wish it were. I like the Eudora-like interface.

For example: Here are two major MailForge 2.0.7 problems that bother be a lot on a dual G4/MDD PPC running Tiger 10.4.11:

(1) I have three POP email accounts. In MailForge, they all get dumped into the same IN box. The emails will correctly sort by name but not by date. I cannot depend on an email application that can't correctly sort by date. The current level of date sorting is a mess--completely useless for me.

(2) I still cannot print from MailForge 2.0.7 to my Brother HL-5240 laser printer. Nothing happens, except that I have to force quit MailForge to get out of what appears to be a software loop. MailForge is the only application I have ever used that does this, and I am not the only user who has complained about this in the last year.

I am now coming to the conclusion that bug fixes will not be made for Tiger or PPC Macs.
I so wanted MailForge to be able to replace Eudora.
It's looking like this is a lost cause. These are not obscure bugs, but very basic to everyday functionality bugs that result in MailForge being unusable to me on a serious level.

In the past, Matt has claimed they can't duplicate these problems.
I think you're not really trying to duplicate it using a Brother laser printer, a G4/MDD PPC, and Tiger.
I really don't think you care about this.
It's about time to give up on this one.....

In my opinion, MailForge is still beta software for G4/PPC/Tiger users. It does appear, however, that the software author has been working hard on this email client for a couple of years now. I commend the work and the effort, and I realize it's very difficult to duplicate Eudora from scratch on multiple platforms. I applaud the effort. I just wish it worked for me. Maybe the Intel Mac users are happy with it. I don't know. My experience has been depressing.
[Version 2.0.7]



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