Eudora has long offered a terrific set of e-mail features,
including POP3 and IMAP support, incoming mail filters, HTML
messages, stationery, spell checking, Gmail-like labels, and a spam
filter, in both paid and ad-supported versions. Now its developer
is cutting the program loose: Qualcomm will release Eudora as an
open-source program sometime later in 2007.
You’ll start to see the benefits of this transition before the
open-source version appears, however. Advertising will gradually
disappear from the sponsored (ad-supported) starting in February,
2007. So, you can use the full version without being pestered by
For $20, you can be one of the last paying Eudora customers, see
no ads at all, get the SpamWatch and BossWatch and Ultra-Fast
Search features, and receive three tech-support calls in the
bargain. But you have to have version 7.1 if you want to use
sponsored mode after March 31, 2007.
Earlier versions will automatically revert to Light Mode that
omits some features after that date.