Have you ever had to find an old message that someone emailed you over a month ago? You don't remember who sent it, but you remember what it was about... and you still can't find it. Frustrating? You betcha.
How about the way your email is organized... by hand. You have all those messages from your family, spam (yech!), and important message you don't ever want to lose all thrown together in one mailbox. It takes time to tell them apart and which ones do you delete to make it easier to organize? Frustrating? You betcha.
Eudora is an email client that I've been using and recommending since the first time I've used it. At first glance I was unimpressed with the window navigation because it was different than Netscape's email program. It didn't take long to forget about the way Netscape was doing things and move on to a more powerful email package.
Eudora Light has automatic message filtering, automatic mail checking, and enhanced search capabilities. (screenshot)
I tried many different email application before actually choosing Eudora. In the past I've used Pegasus, Netscape 3.01 & 4.0 (Win3.1/95), Explorer 3.01 (Win3.1/95), and others (all windows-based). Some of the variables I had to consider were user interface, features, and automation.
Some email applications are incapable of handling MIME correctly and consequently do weird and strange things to attachments. I also am very tired of the Netscape/Microsoft browser war. Even though I use the two browsers frequently, I use them for web browsing only. I leave my email to the developers that understand email.
I anticipate the future and the thought of "hyper-text spam" fills me with dread. I'm not interested. My email (consisting of listservs, mailing lists, development inquiries, and friends & family email) already takes long enough to download (even on a T1). I don't want to receive enhanced email. There is already enough confusion with users sending email as ALL UPPER CASE, with everything in one paragraph, poor spelling, incorrect reply-tos or bad URLs.
Does providing users the availability to design and enhance their email make them better communicators? It just takes longer to prepare the message (cause now it's got to look really good) and send & download (larger file w/graphics). Messages should include an URL where readers can get more information using their browser. It will also take a while before a majority of users (AOL, compuserve, etc) upgrade to this feature. So the features will be pretty much initially wasted anyway. (Sorry. I just had to get in my 2 cents worth.)
6 Reasons to Get Eudora Light:
PC: 486, Windows 95 or Windows NT, 4MB RAM (Windows95) or 8MB RAM (WindowsNT), 4MB disk space, Internet account
Mac: 68000, 750K RAM, Internet account, 2.2MB disk space, System 7.0
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