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Steve Dorner, creator of Eudora, has cancer
January 9, 2011 6:27 AM   Subscribe

Steve Dorner (old Times coverage), creator of E-mail software Eudora, has cancer. Treatment is going reasonably well. (Via)
posted by joeclark (13 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
I wish him the best in his fight against cancer.

Eudora. Man. We still have a handful of faculty that refuse to migrate from Eudora. Five years ago it was cute. Now it just inspires fits of murderous rage.
posted by kbanas at 7:46 AM on January 9, 2011 [4 favorites]


The story pretty much starts here. I applaud him for being candid about this sort of battle and hope for a quick recovery.

FWIW, I liked Eudora a lot, but quit several years ago mostly because every so often it would randomly resend old e-mails. I can live with bugs, but not people writing back saying "uh, didn't we talk about this stuff last spring?"
posted by crapmatic at 8:00 AM on January 9, 2011 [2 favorites]


I still use Eudora on this machine (tho, really, I barely use POP at all these days). I'll think of him whenever I launch it now! I wish him well, he sounds like a nice man.
posted by ClarissaWAM at 8:40 AM on January 9, 2011


I intentionally omitted the phrase “still unsurpassed! ” before the word “Eudora” in my post. It can do things your software, and in some cases all other software, can’t.
posted by joeclark at 8:43 AM on January 9, 2011 [1 favorite]


Whoa, Eudora went Open Source? Cool.

I used it for many years on my Win32 machines... these days I'm a Thunderbird/Evolution man depending on the host platform.

Best of luck to Mr. Dorner in his battle with cancer.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 9:08 AM on January 9, 2011


I have always loved this man because he called his e-mail program Eudora. And for the program itself. I wish him a full remission and a long and healthy life.
posted by Sidhedevil at 10:42 AM on January 9, 2011


I switched to Mail last year and still miss Eudora. It was a grand program. Why kbanas is annoyed that faculty don't want to give up years worth of email and use a program tat likely isn't as good befuddles me.
posted by cccorlew at 4:47 PM on January 9, 2011


Whoa, Eudora went Open Source? Cool.

If I remember correctly, Qualcomm didn't want to keep supporting it as it was, so they handed it off to Mozilla as an open source project. Apparently, it's now an extension on top of Thunderbird, though the current Eudora homepage makes it look like a customization of Thunderbird.
posted by ZeusHumms at 7:02 PM on January 9, 2011


Also, I wish Steve Dorner well.

Why kbanas is annoyed that faculty don't want to give up years worth of email and use a program tat likely isn't as good befuddles me.

Supporting what effectively is an unsupported program is no fun, especially since support for the old program ended as Vista came out. If there are any compatibility issues, Qualcomm isn't going to fix it, and the open source version appears to be a different beast entirely requiring reimporting and converting the old Eudora mail files..
posted by ZeusHumms at 7:05 PM on January 9, 2011


Shirley you all mean "Endora".
posted by mendel at 9:18 PM on January 9, 2011


Yeah, I'm still using Eudora, too. I wish Steve all the best.
posted by klausness at 2:26 AM on January 10, 2011


Also wish Steve the best, and also still a diehard Eudora user (using v6, c.2006 on my Mac mini - last version available). It mangles HTML email, but it's still readable and I heart the ability to use regular expressions in searches. And the ability to have each mailbox appear as a separate window. Why oh why does everyone try to make email clients look like Outlook?
posted by foonly at 10:27 AM on January 10, 2011


I'm still using Eudora. Every few months I waste a lot of time trying something else and I can't find anything that's reliable, workable, fits with my workflow, etc. And so I come back.
posted by stevil at 4:40 PM on January 10, 2011


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