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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Pegasus was always better
by phoenix on Thu 5th Oct 2017 15:39 UTC
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Eudora was ok, at least in the earlier versions. Things got really slow and bloated, though, around the time that Thunderbird was really light and easy-to-use. Migrated my mom from Eudora Light to Thunderbird and she hasn't really missed anything.

For me, Pegasus was always the better e-mail client. One of the few fat clients that I actually looked forward to using, especially with it's great IMAP support.

Then I discovered KMail and KOrganizer. Those were great programs to use.

Problem was that there were no great cross-platform e-mail clients available (Thunderbird was close but didn't always play nicely with IMAP and SIEVE). At that point, I moved to webmail and haven't looked back. 1 client (the browser), 1 message store (the server), nothing to install, available everywhere.

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