Eudora Pro 4.1 in Public Beta -- We reserve reporting on public betas to truly impressive releases, and Qualcomm's Eudora Pro 4.1 beta falls squarely into that category. Although the revision number is a small bump, the feature list will have long-time Eudora users drooling. Eudora Pro 4.1 now supports IMAP, includes an inline spell checker like Microsoft Word 98, offers a completely revamped Search command, provides an optional preview pane in mailbox windows, colorizes quoted text, and adds a Speak action to filters. A neat minor feature is the x-eudora-setting URL type that enables users to click an x-eudora-setting URL sent in an email message and edit that setting in a graphical interface - this feature provides access to Eudora's numerous tweaky settings without requiring ResEdit or AppleScript. Although the time-limited beta has been solid in our testing, it has known bugs, and we don't recommend you try it without a backup of your mail folder. The current beta, 4.1b26, is a 3 MB download. Do note that the README file's wording regarding Eudora not working with FreePPP is unfortunate and incorrect - Eudora works fine with FreePPP, but the OT/PPP and MacSLIP settings panel doesn't apply to FreePPP. [ACE]
Create Rules Based on Entourage Messages
When creating rules in Entourage 2008, you can save some time by selecting a message like those you want the rule to work on before defining the rule. That way, when you add criteria to your rule, Entourage fills in the data based on the data in the selected message. So if you wanted to filter messages containing TidBITS, you could select an issue and add a new "From Contains" criterion to a rule. Entourage will automatically fill in the firstname.lastname@example.org address in the criterion.