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[2]: History repeats itself
by darknexus on Thu 5th Oct 2017 18:11 UTC in reply to "RE: History repeats itself"
darknexus
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Plus, I remember the increasing use of HTML messages made it necessary to use a client that had a browser renderer behind it.

If I remember right, Eudora 4 was when they began to use Microsoft's HTML rendering behind the scenes. As I recall, it was rather buggy, but it's hard to tell which were Eudora's bugs and which were Microsoft's when I look back on it now.

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