[vcf-midatlantic] Slightly OT: Eudora 7.1 source code was released!

Jeffrey Brace ark72axow at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 14:46:41 EDT 2018

I loved it in college 91-96 and afterwards for a few years. Easy to use.
Efficient. Easy to organize emails etc.

On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 1:42 PM Ken via vcf-midatlantic <
vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:

> I suspect I'm not the only person in the group who has big Eudora love.
> (Am I the only person in the group who still uses it?)
> Anyway, it's been a great fantasy among us masses of Eudora hold-outs that
> the source would finally be released and then that somebody would manage to
> update this never-yet-surpassed email tool that was abandoned 12 years
> ago.  We've seen many replacement projects begun and failed, including one
> by the original Eudora authors.
> I somehow missed the May 2018 announcement that the Computer History
> Museum acquired the source code and full rights to the final version of
> Eudora.  The catch is that many of the third-party libraries are excluded,
> so they'd need to be reimplemented.  And another catch is that it used
> custom-modified MFC extensions, but they did get the source code for that.
> Anyway, here's the announcement (and link to the 458mb of source code),
> for you to drool over:
> http://www.computerhistory.org/atchm/the-eudora-email-client-source-code/
> Truly one of the greatest pieces of software ever written.
> - Ken
> (written on a patched copy of Eudora)
> --
Jeff Brace

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