Developers hatch another beta (8.0b7)

Developers hatch another beta (8.0b7)

Post by John H Mey » Sun, 06 Sep 2009 05:20:58


Eudora 8.0b7 (4 Sep 2009)
https://wiki.mozilla.org/Eudora_Releases

"Eudora 8" is, of course, a version of Thunderbird,
to which Eudora looks have been applied
and functional additions made.

Its installation is completely independent of
(and does not conflict with)
any currently installed "Classic" Eudora (through 7.1),
but it may share the mail storage and settings of Thunderbird,
if the latter is already installed.

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Developers hatch another beta (8.0b7)

Post by Happy Oyst » Sun, 06 Sep 2009 08:29:58

On Fri, 04 Sep 2009 15:20:58 -0500, "John H Meyers" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >



Hi, John

does that mean, that I could do email with Eudora 7.1, then switch to using
Eudora 8.0, then go back to 7.1, and all the time use the same .mbx and .toc
files???

How about changing the OS? What if in one session one works with Windows, then
goes on with Linux, then goes back, etc?

Thanks,
Aribert Deckers
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Developers hatch another beta (8.0b7)

Post by John H Mey » Sun, 06 Sep 2009 09:31:30


No -- "Eudora 8" is basically Thunderbird,
and uses the same mail storage (and settings, etc.) as Thunderbird;
that's why its use is "completely independent" of any "Classic" Eudora
which may already exist in the same system.

However, "If you install Eudora[8]
it will automatically find and use
your default Thunderbird profile (if it exists)"
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

Thunderbird (and "Eudora 8") has an "importer" for Eudora
(but not the reverse); any migration between the two
will, in any case, be far from perfect.

However, through the use of either an IMAP account
or "Leave mail on server" for POP, one can use both systems
"simultaneously" to receive the same mail.

One can also "Bcc:" all "sent" mail to oneself,
as a means of sharing even "sent" mail.

A Gmail account (to which all mail for any other account
might be either forwarded or fetched) can also serve
as an alternate POP (or IMAP) server for any email client,
as well as SMTP server, with the web-accessible mail view
serving as a much superior "webmail," permanent storage/backup,
and spam filter -- all currently free, from Google.


"Classic" Eudora (available only for Mac and Windows)
requires a lot of manual conversion, even to "move mailboxes"
(or address books) between these two.

Thunderbird (and "Eudora 8")
should be easier to migrate between different OS;
best to search "mozillazine.org" for info, e.g.:

"Sharing a profile between Windows and Linux"
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

"Migrate Thunderbird mail (Windows) to Thunderbird Mac OS X"
http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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Developers hatch another beta (8.0b7)

Post by John H Mey » Sun, 06 Sep 2009 09:47:51

On Fri, 04 Sep 2009 18:37:45 -0500:


Handle UTF-8 (universal international character encoding :)

At the same time, there are numerous things that it _won't_ do,
thus being considered by many a step backwards,
except that it continues having developers,
remains popular, runs "natively" on Mac, etc.

At any rate, I didn't post to recommend migration,
only to alert those already waiting for another beta
that it has just become available.

"Penelope/Eudora 8" has been a long project, initially predicted
"To be released during the first half of calendar year 2007,"
but still clunking along -- in part, so it is said,
because "Thunderbird 3" is still itself not out of "beta" status.

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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Developers hatch another beta (8.0b7)

Post by Happy Oyst » Sun, 06 Sep 2009 19:15:29

On Fri, 04 Sep 2009 19:31:30 -0500, "John H Meyers" < XXXX@XXXXX.COM >




That is too bad... We have to transport 4 GigaBytes of email archives.



A better way is to have a split forwarder to send email to several accounts in
parallel.



We have servers of our own.




The main reason would be security. As Win 9x+ all are THE target for virus
attacks, we would rather use Linux as OS. But if it is not possible to take the
old archives into the new world, that would be bad.

So the guess was if in a shared folder on a Linux machine an Eudora 7.1 from
within a virtual machine could access the data files in the shared folder AND
have Eudora 8 access the very same data files from the Linux machine. THAT would
have been great.
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Developers hatch another beta (8.0b7)

Post by John H Mey » Mon, 07 Sep 2009 02:31:05

On Sat, 05 Sep 2009 05:15:29 -0500:


How about some Wine with that?

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

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