Eudora was an email client named after American author Eudora Welty, an American novelist and novelist who wrote about the American South, for her short story “Why I Live in PO”. Welty, who was alive when the program began (1988), was reportedly “happy and surprised.” The software was used on the Apple Macintosh and Microsoft Windows operating systems, but is no longer being developed.
Eudora is notable for offering many settings to customize the behavior, many of which were not available in the UI but accessed through x-eudora-settings URIs that had to be pasted into a message and clicked.
Eudora supports POP3, IMAP, and SMTP protocols. Eudora also supported SSL and Windows S/MIME authentication, allowing users to sign or encrypt email messages for maximum security. It also supported several portable computing platforms, including Newton and Palm OS.
Eudora was acquired by Qualcomm in 1991. Initially distributed for free, Eudora was commercialized and offered as both a lightweight (free) and a professional (commercial) product. Between 2003 and 2006, a full Pro version was also available as “ad-mode” (adware). In 2006, Qualcomm stopped developing the commercial version and sponsored the creation of a new open source version based on Mozilla Thunderbird, codenamed Penelope, later renamed Eudora OSE. Development of the open source version was discontinued in 2010 and officially ended in 2013.
- Select “Tools | Personalities” from the menu in Eudora
- Right click in the “People” window
- Select Go directly to advanced account settings.
- Enter “Gmail” under the person’s name
- Go to the Inbox tab
Select “Tools | Personalities” from the menu in Eudora
Make sure POP is enabled for your Gmail account.
Select Resources | personalities from the menu in Eudora.
Right click in the “People” window
Select New … in the context menu.
Select Go directly to advanced account settings.
Click Finished †
Enter “Gmail” under the person’s name
Enter your name in the field Real name: †
Enter your Gmail address in the field E-mail address: †
Re-enter your full Gmail address in the field User name: †
Enter “smtp.gmail.com” under SMTP server: †
know for sure Mandatory, alternate port selected in section Secure sockets when transmitting †
Go to the Inbox tab
Enter “pop.gmail.com” in the section Server: †
know for sure POP selected in section Configuration: †
know for sure Mandatory, alternate port is a choice Safe sockets on reception †
Click Okay †