Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 5th Oct 2017 10:42 UTC
Internet & Networking

Email is such a pain in the butt. We've been doing everything in our power to fight the influence it has on our lives, to minimize the spam, the marketing, the burden. That burden leads lots of folks to fruitlessly hunt for the perfect email client like I hunt for the perfect word processor. Others have followed the path of least resistance: Either Gmail or Outlook. But there was a time when we didn't feel this way, when getting email was actually exciting. The email client Eudora, named for Eudora Welty, was designed to capture this excitement - the idea that mailboxes were no longer tethered to physical space. But even as the die-hards held on, it couldn't. Tonight's Tedium ponders the demise of Eudora, and whether we lost something great.

I don't have a lot of experience with Eudora personally, but I know it had quite the enthusiastic and fervent fanbase back then.

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RE[5]: History repeats itself
by tidux on Thu 5th Oct 2017 15:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: History repeats itself"
tidux
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That's what Matrix is for. It's federated, like email, so you only need one login, and it can do bridges to a bunch of stuff like IRC, Slack, XMPP, and Gitter. The downside is that the default Python server implementation is an absolute CPU/RAM/DB hog and the leaner Go and Rust implementations aren't ready yet, so most people just stick to the public matrix.org server for now.

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