Re: Help with Gmail Filters

Subject: Re: Help with Gmail Filters
From: Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>
To: "Steve Janoff \(non-Celgene\)" <sjanoff -at- celgene -dot- com>, Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>, techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:36:06 -0700 (PDT)

I contacted Katrina Knight (the Eudora super-duper expert) regarding the thread
here about Eudora and I was a little-bit off, but not too much. Here is her

[begin reply from Katrina Knight]

At 01:54 PM 08/29/2012 Ken Poshedly wrote:

> I (Ken) hadn't followed the entire thread, so I stated that much and then went
>on to give a nice description of and recommended Eudora. My final comment
>before closing was, "The thing is, though, that Thunderbird is really Eudora
>but with a new name and not all the features."
> Am I incorrect? The reason I ask is that a few e-mails followed that make me

Hello Ken,

You are indeed incorrect. I think you're sort of remembering something and
have it backwards. Thunderbird is not related to Eudora in any way. "Eudora 8"
on the other hand is Thunderbird in disguise, made to look and act more like
Eudora. It is not based on any previous version of Eudora.

> From: Mike Starr <mike -at- writestarr -dot- com>
> To:techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

> I seem to recall that a few years ago when Qualcomm divested itself of
> Eudora, it was passed on to the Mozilla Foundation (makers of both
> Thunderbird and Firebird) and at some point the Thunderbird code was
> merged into the Eudora code so that ultimately Eudora is now a version
> of Thunderbird.

This is a bit of an exaggeration. "Eudora 8" didn't involve a merging of code.
It was simply some Eudora developers having at the existing Thunderbird code to
make it act more like Eudora in an attempt to not abandon Eudora users.
Qualcomm paid them to do that for a not inconsiderable length of time.

-- Katrina Knight
kknight -at- fastmail -dot- fm

Feel free to check out my blog about computer-related stuff.

[end reply from Katrina Knight]

From: Steve Janoff (non-Celgene) <sjanoff -at- celgene -dot- com>
To: Gene Kim-Eng <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>; Ken Poshedly <poshedly -at- bellsouth -dot- net>;
techwrl <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Wed, August 29, 2012 5:15:23 PM
Subject: RE: Help with Gmail Filters

So Gene, are you saying you can use Eudora OSE as the front-end for Gmail and
leave your Gmail e-mail on the web?

I used Eudora for ages at home but when Gmail came on board, starting leaving
all mail in the cloud instead of downloading it. I prefer it that way.



PS - Ken, thanks for the info about the paid mode now being freely available.
(Doh! I documented Eudora '96-'99, worked at Qualcomm '93-'03, but have been out
of touch with the whole open source transition since the mid-2000's. I have 20
years' worth of archived mail, kept it going through 3 PC generations. Got a
new PC early this year and have yet to move my Eudora mail over to it -- I was
dreading having to do the install and hunt down the paid code that I got years
ago!! Btw, my favorite feature has always been the search -- lightning fast.
But I lament that the desktop client has faded from relevance. But it will
always be one of the greatest software programs ever invented.:)

-----Original Message-----
From: On Behalf Of Gene Kim-Eng
Sent: Wednesday, August 29, 2012 9:19 AM
To: Ken Poshedly
Cc: techwrl
Subject: Re: Help with Gmail Filters

The current OSE version of Eudora is built on Thunderbird code with a
Eudora UI skin and features added. Some formerly Eudora-only features have
eventually become TB features. I tried both, and it really comes down to
personal preference on UI. I like the fact that I can rearrange the TB
menus to match most other readers (in my case, my TB UI is laid out a lot
like Outlook 2007, which is what I have to use at work).


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