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 Adam’s 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 wording regarding Eudora not working with FreePPP in the README file is unfortunate and incorrect – Eudora works fine with FreePPP, but the OT/PPP and MacSLIP settings panel doesn’t apply to FreePPP.