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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No tears lost.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 5th Oct 2017 13:48 UTC
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Eudora wasn't great or even good. It was easier to use for many people than what existed before it.

I stuck to Pine. Which was better in many ways.

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RE: No tears lost.
by KLU9 on Thu 5th Oct 2017 18:40 in reply to "No tears lost."
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The Baader-Meinhof phenomenon dictates that the day I see a new webcomic featuring PINE is the same day I come across a eulogy for Eudora with a comment about PINE.

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RE[2]: No tears lost.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 5th Oct 2017 21:53 in reply to "RE: No tears lost."
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Ok, cool/cook. How about Magic on VAX? Anyone? That was terrible. Eudora was much better compared to that.

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