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: The death of the mail client
by tylerdurden on Thu 5th Oct 2017 19:28 UTC in reply to "The death of the mail client"
tylerdurden
Member since:
2009-03-17

Plenty of people under 35 work at offices, where Outlook is the defacto e-mail client and schedule.

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laffer1 Member since:
2007-11-09

At my office, web outlook is recommended because the desktop client is so bad. At my last job, we used gmail and were banned from using a desktop client. It didn't matter anyway because the only one that works other than apple mail is outlook with gmail. You can't use thunderbird with ORG gmail because it can't handle the weird single sign on setup.

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tylerdurden Member since:
2009-03-17

Your office must have single digit number of people.

Desktop outlook is the defacto communication tool on corporate land. You'd be surprised how much economic activity depends on that shitty piece of software.

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