Eudora (email client)

Eudora is an e -mail program for Windows and Mac, which is named after the American author Eudora Welty.

The program was developed in 1988 by Steve Dorner during his studies at the University of Illinois. 1991, the company Qualcomm, a company active in the research and development of communication technology enterprises, the development and distribution of the software took over.

Originally, there were a free and a Pro version two versions of Eudora. Today there are three different versions: Adware, payware and the classic light mode with limited functionality. Since October 2006, the version 7.1 is current, the Mac version has the version number 6.2.4.

One advantage is that Eudora does not necessarily require an installation. So it is suitable for use on external hard drives or USB sticks.

Technical support for Eudora is set.


  • Supports POP3, IMAP and SMTP
  • Multiple address books with filters
  • (Accelerated from Ver. 7 ) search
  • Management of multiple e- mail accounts
  • Automatic Buchstabenzählfunktion
  • Format Tool ( help text more readable and easier to organize )
  • Supports the import of entire mailboxes and address books from other e -mail clients such as Outlook Express or Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Emoticons
  • SpamWatch
  • OpenSSL


Eudora ignores the specified character encoding of incoming messages (see MIME types ) and puts them therefore often incorrect or illegible dar.

Further development

With the release of version 7.1 in the fall of 2006, Qualcomm announced not to pursue Eudora as a commercial product on. Further developed it ever since., Under the project name Penelope as an open -source program, which is based technically on Mozilla Thunderbird, but is based in the use of Eudora Qualcomm is supporting the project with Penelope staff. The current version of Eudora OSE (Open Source Edition ) 1.0 of 13 September 2010 is based on Thunderbird 3.0.4.