|Changes in store for Eudora e-mail software|
Are you using Eudora in sponsored mode and not using the latest version of the software? Due to changes with the Eudora software, sponsored mode in versions other than 7.1 (Windows) or 6.2.4 (Macintosh) will revert to light mode after March 31.
Eudora was available in three modes: paid, sponsored and light. Light mode is free and has fewer features than the other two. Sponsored mode, also free, has an ad that displays within the program and offers most of the features of the paid version. When sponsored mode reverts to light mode, you will lose features such as spell checking, stationery, multiple personalities to check multiple accounts, and searching using multiple criteria.
Qualcomm, the company that creates Eudora, is getting out of the email business. Eudora instead will be turned over to the open source community. Open source refers to a program whose source code is made available for use or modification as users or other developers see fit. It is anticipated that an open source version of Eudora is targeted for release in calendar year 2007 and will be free of charge.
In the meantime, to quote Qualcomm, "sponsored mode users that upgrade to Eudora version 7.1 for Windows and 6.2.4 for Mac will be able to remain in Sponsored mode in perpetuity." In other words, if you upgrade to the latest versions of Eudora, you can continue to use that software as long as it meets your needs. If you are using Eudora either in light mode or paid mode, you may also continue to use the software as long as it meets your needs.
Eudora 7.1 requires Windows XP/2000 and 6.2.4 requires Macintosh OS X. For further information or to upgrade to the newest version, please go to the Eudora web site:
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