Goodbye Eudora, Hello ThunderbirdBy Steven Vaughan-Nichols | Posted 2006-10-12 Email Print
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Popular e-mail client Eudora is being retired, but Qualcomm is partnering with Mozilla to create a customized client called "Penelope" for its customers. (DesktopLinux.com)Eudora, once one of the most popular e-mail clients, is finally being retired.
Instead of simply abandoning Eudora's customers, however, Qualcomm is partnering with Mozilla Corp. to create "Penelope," a customized version of Mozilla's Thunderbird e-mail client that will be optimized for Eudora customers.
Penelope is being developed by half a dozen of Eudora's most experienced programmers.
Their goal is to create a Eudora-user friendly version of Thunderbird that will import their stored mail and contact lists, and all of their Eudora settings.
Specifically, by Version 1.0, the following Eudora features will be ported to the new open-source e-mail client:
The road map is still subject to change, depending on what Eudora users want from the new e-mail program, according to Qualcomm.
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