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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Less sucky to recover / import from
by stoupprypeck on Thu 5th Oct 2017 13:15 UTC
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Back in the day Thunderbird and Outlook were horrible to recover from - or even migrate back to after a fresh install of Windows.

Eudora was at least tolerable. I was able to salvage files and individual emails with a much higher success rate.

Ah well.

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nicubunu Member since:

What? Recovering or migrating Thunderbird was just a matter of copying a single folder. I am pretty sure (well, it was ages ago) I moved my Mozilla Suite (yeah, it was before Thunderbird) even from Windows to Linux.

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