What about Moodwatch? Also, I can't live without x-eudora-setting:319=32.
Does Eudora for iPad maintain the standalone Eudora Nicknames file and it's addition of freeform text notes to a nickname? Does it import these from the Eudora 6.2.4 Eudora for MacOS client? I am not aware of any of the post-Eudora import routines that preserve the notes in Eudora Nicknames. I have too much important information stashed in my Eudora Nicknames file to give up on Eudora 6.2.4. Could Eudora for iPad be my path forward, nickname notes and all?
This is great news! Perhaps it will mean that we'll have a version of Eudora ready for the release of Mac OS XI (which I hear is due for release on this date in two years time).
Oh cruel pranksters that thou art ... to tease me thus with no true recourse!
Julian, Moodwatch is coming in the next rev; I've almost got it working. And once I do, I'll enable x-eudora-setting:319.
But at least I got x-eudora-setting:133 in there!
Oh, how I wish this wasn't an April Fools joke!
Gary Plunkett has it right: thou art cruel pranksters. :(
Wow! I luv Eudora! I'm still running it on my PowerBook G4 with OS 10.4.3, but I've just purchased a new iMac with OS 10.6.3 and, from what I understand, Eudora will not run on this operating system. So I'm glad to here about the iPad version. Maybe Paul O'Walty will continue with the thought of again making it workable on laptops and desktops. One can certainly hope, anyway!
You hear wrong. I'm using Eudora very happily on Mac OS 10.6.3.
This is the meanest, cruelest, most unfeeling prank that TidBITS has ever perpetrated. I WANT to believe...I WANT to believe soooo much...
"Option-click on metadata", please don't taunt me with the blissful memories of this glorious feature. It only serves to remind me of others, like the simple manner in which i could perform very complex & precise searches.
[Drifts off into a sweet reverie......]
This IS an April Fools Joke isn't it?
Oh, that's hilarious.
I'm still using Eudora 6.2.4 on my Intel MBP, OSX 10.6.2. It works almost flawlessly for me. Why change? Option-Clicking in message lists is still a joy. So, yes, there was a moment when I wanted to believe...
Love the part about the screen size, too.
You fool! You outed our secret plans! Curses!
Best April 1 story I've read in years. Thanks.
I think the only way we could have topped it would have been to write that Word 5 was coming back (see Tonya's link above), but that would just be too mean. We'd be hunted down.
The anguished email that Tonya still gets in response to that article is amazing...
Well, it's a mean joke, but what the Hell! As for those who "miss," and/or refer to, a variety of Eudora features (like the fastest search in any e-mail app before and since), I have great (real) news for you:
You still can! Eudora 6.2.4 still runs splendidly on OS 10.6.3. And the rest of you can have your Apple Browser, oops, I mean "Mail."
P.S. You don't need Searchlight, either. No joke.
Thanks Brian. Glad to know it still works with 10.6.3 ... I have been searching for that information these past few days before taking the leap. I still find it a bit wonky in 10.6.2 (sometimes loses track of things when I transfer multiple messages between mailboxes) but I have learned to adapt to that wonkiness ... still beats the competition hands down.
OK, lets get this straight. Was this an April Fool's joke, or not?
Eudora is the best Email program for the Mac, for the simple reason that it works perfectly, and simply, and has more features than any other. If one has thousands of emails, this is the only way to go.
Probably the best feature it has, is to provide you with the capability to rename the Subject of an in-coming email (to more accurately reflect it's content), and, as well, to edit the content of the message, (in order to strip out, or modify), when intending to archive. Entourage, I believe, is the only other capable of this. It's one of the most used features. If only Mail had this capability!
If this is not a joke it proves April is the cruelest month. Those of us who have been waiting for a Eudora native to OS 10.x.x have been praying with every new OS release that Apple doesn't drop Rosetta. Then, Eudora will no longer work at all. Today, Eudora clones just don't meet the usability and ease of the old Eudora 6.2.4. The result would be that we users will be stuck with an inferior mail client like Apple Mail.
What surprised me i why the new Eudora is only for the iPad. Why not for OS X? There is plenty of money to be made with a native Eudora. The developers could probably charge $100 and make a considerable fortune since much of the basic code is available to them.
Ah well, it is another example of the user being screwed if 1) its only for the iPad and/or 2) it was never intended for OS X.
I'm still waiting for a decent threaded email app. We really will need one on the ipad. I hate not having one on the iphone, but it's going to be intolerable w/o one on the ipad. I get way too much mail to deal w/ each message, or a thread of a mailing list. Logs & alerts from things just scream for threading.. Oh well...
This has been the most excruciating experience to believe Eudora was reborn, and then see the wickedness of the TidBits authors. If only there was some way this could be made true. I will send The Phantom on to you all, that will fix you!
I hate April Fool's Day! Except that it is my beloved wife's birthday.
This will be my favourite app, right along with Microsoft World 5.1 for Mac OS X:
I've been running Eudora for years. Great program. Am running right now on my Macbook runnng 10.6.3 and it has always functioned perfectly.
Two questions: 1) Can you configure ports? 2) Can you not delete email from the server? Use iPad while traveling but have all the emails on your primary computer when back home.
You might want to look at the date on this article, Peter!