Eudora Version 1.0

My OS is win 7 prof 64 bit and I have just downloaded Eudora Version 1.0 which is the Open Source Edition.  i would like to enquire if any Experts are knowledgeable of this software, i.e. is there a limit on the number of folders that I create and also the max size (or number of emails) the program can hold, before it starts to break down. Thank u for your response.
jegajothyretiredAsked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I moved all Eudora users off the product several years ago onto Thunderbird. There was an initial learning curve, but everyone became happy with Thunderbird in a short time. I initially tried Penelope to retain the Eudora UI for them, but I became convinced that it was doomed to failure and could never keep up with the Thunderbird code base, so I moved them instead straight to the current Thunderbird release. I think you'll be very happy with Thunderbird. Btw, if you have old Eudora emails and contacts that you want to convert to Thunderbird, I used a product called Address Magic Personal Plus that did a great job. I'm sure there are other similar products in the marketplace, but that's the only one I tried (and you may even be able to do it yourself without a third-party package). Regards, Joe
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arnoldCommented:
As much space as you have it can hold.  Note it holds the messages in a single flat file and uses an index. You can create folders to move messages around..

Not sure what you mean by emails, are you talking about handling multiple email accounts.  Have not used the 1.x version used the prior 7.x which was being released/managed by Qualcomm.

The size of the file is restricted by the OS and .......
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Can you please clarify the version number?  Version 1 is something I used in Windows 3.1. The current Version is V7 + which is probably stable and V8 + which is Beta.  Thank you.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Eudora OSE 1.0 is based on a very old version of Thunderbird.  It is also unsupported by anyone anywhere.  And you have to un-install Thunderbird to install Eudora.

https://wiki.mozilla.org/Eudora_Releases
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
in response to John, it looks like I may have downloaded the wrong version, I will try the version 7.  Thank u.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
There is no version of Eudora that is still supported.  http://its.uiowa.edu/support/article/938
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes. I see the open source version was discontinued in 2010 which was when or after Windows 7 came out. So I was hoping / imagining that a newer version might work.
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Qualcomm has apparently abandoned Eudora also.
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
in response to Dave and John, thank u for your responses.  Eudora does not support authentication, which is the error I get when i tried the ver 7, but the ver 2.0 the Open source initially downloaded  and was able to connect, but later collapsed and I could not get it up and running again.  Even uninstalling and then reinstalling did not work.  Are there any other email programs that i could check out, that will possibly support msn emails.  Thank u.
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
in response, i tried also penelope, however it still had the Eudora interface, and the same problem, it does not support ; mail Server does not support secure authentication.  And it stopped there.  however, i am still researching for some other email clients, so if u have any suggestions, please let me know.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> in response, i tried also penelope, however it still had the Eudora interface

Yes, that was the whole reason that I tried it for the Eudora users and why I said above, "I initially tried Penelope to retain the Eudora UI for them..."

> and the same problem, it does not support ; mail Server does not support secure authentication.

Yes, and many other problems, which is why I said above, "I became convinced that it was doomed to failure and could never keep up with the Thunderbird code base, so I moved them instead straight to the current Thunderbird release."

> so if u have any suggestions, please let me know.

As I mentioned already, Thunderbird. My ex-Eudora users are very happy with it and I think you will be, too.
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
thank u Joe for your response.  I installed Thunderbird, and as i use msn email (the free one), thunderbird says : The server does not support the selected authentication.  Because i have to check the box for "My Server requires authentication', and the connection security is set to SSL/TLS.  As u know in Thunderbird there are other authentication methods, eg : Normal password; Encrypted password, Kerberos / GSSAPI, NTLM and TLC Certificate.   And I have tried with other variations of the settings, my only concern is that if my password is not sent in a safe method, the hijackers will have a field day.  Thank u for your advise.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
That has nothing to do with Thunderbird — any email client would say the same thing. I don't use MSN free mail, but if the server does not support authentication, then you can't select that in the email client. In other words, the account settings in the email client (any email client) must be configured properly for the server, including server name, port number, connection security, authentication method, etc.

If by "msn email (the free one)" you mean Hotmail, then you should know that all Hotmail accounts have been migrated to Outlook.com, which definitely has secure settings, such as SSL and TLS. You may learn more about the settings (including port numbers) here:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/outlook/send-receive-from-app

For Thunderbird, expand the Apps that support IMAP and SMTP or Apps that support POP3 and SMTP section (depending on whether you want to use IMAP or POP3). Regards, Joe
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
in response to Joe Winograd, thank u for the information, which is very helpful in understanding this whole email stuff.
thank u.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome!
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jegajothyretiredAuthor Commented:
Thank u everyone, I learnt quite a bit.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're very welcome. Happy to help. Regards, Joe
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