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  • Rider Level 2 (210 points)
    I've been using Eudora (currently 6.2.4) since 1996, and it is stable and I've had no problems, ever, with it (knock on wood!). I share the same concern you do over whether I will be able to continue using it with future OS upgrades. It is, IMHO bar-none, the best email application ever.

    That being said, I've tried both Mail and Thunderbird. Both are very similar and would take getting-used-to; but if the time comes that I would have to switch, I would probably go with Thunderbird because it's more customizable (add-ons).

    There is, FYI, a very good program called Emailchemy that will convert your Eudora email to, pretty much, any other client (attachments and all) - I would recommend looking into the application for, albeit minimal, peace of mind.
  • Sandra Foster Level 4 (1,475 points)
    Like many others, I used Eudora for many years — ever since version 1. Loved it. Unfortunately, it became unstable for me after Snow Leopard, so I made the switch to Mail with much trepidation. However, Mail is working well for me with no problems. I imported all of my old saved messages without much problem, though my filters/rules had to be cleaned up a lot. One thing I really missed in Mail was being able to apply rules to outgoing messages, but Mail-Act-On solved that problem. It took a little while to get used to a few different ways of doing things, but I'm quite happy with it at this point.

    For a while I hoped that MailForge was going to be viable; I even prepaid for it. I've given up.
  • hervaro Level 1 (0 points)

    I 've been using Eudora since 1997, and running 6.3 on my iMac with Snow Leopard. Without many problems, carrying around f.i. an inbox with more than 8000 messages. Eudora not running under MacOS Lion/Mountain Lion, is one, if not *the* major reason, I don't upgrade my system. Using Eudora for collecting and keeping messages within fast and easy reach, is something I cannot do without - both privately and surely for my job.

    What I would mostly miss when migrating to another email-program, is twofold:

    1) being able to sort mails by date *and* having them grouped at the same time by subject (thread);

    2) the navigation through #mails: pressing spacebar will scroll through an open window, closing it and opening the next message in the same thread when having reached the end of that mail. That is just superior navigation to me, and I cannot imagine myself having to click and scroll through my mails another way.

    I am not aware of any other program offering these; I 'm looking at Mailforge as well (because of their claim to more or less replicate Ye Olde Eudora, but it lacks the navigation...

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