Software Update: Eudora Email 8.0.0 beta 3

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About a year ago, Qualcomm announced that it was donating its email client Eudora to the open source community. Mozilla took over control of the project and a few months ago, codenamed Penelope, resulted in the first beta release of Eudora 8. Common criticism at the time was that it was nothing more than its own Thunderbird client in a Eudora guise. In this third beta release, the program is now also available for Linux, data import from an old version of Eudora has been greatly improved and several bug fixes have been implemented. The full changelog of this release shows the following changes:

New features

  • A Linux version of Eudora is now available!
  • If you select a minimum amount of text before replying to a message, the reply will only quote the selected text. More info.
  • Mac OS X address book integration turned on by default. More info.


  • Importing mailboxes from Classic Mac Eudora has been greatly improved. More info.
  • When importing filters from Classic Eudora, filter actions which are not currently supported in Thunderbird are preserved so that when they are supported in future versions of Thunderbird they will be available to the user.
  • When importing Eudora settings, more settings are mapped to corresponding Mozilla settings. All Eudora settings are stored for future interpretation without re-importing.
  • Fixed bug where Windows Eudora importing would not prompt user for correct location of data when data is not found.
  • Fixed logic reversal bug that caused both Mac and Windows Eudora address book importing to fail.


  • Fixes for a variety of problems with unified who column. Local mailboxes now compare against all POP accounts. Cross-folder views (eg, saved searches) now correctly determine the folder for the messages. The search dialog results panel now follows the useWhoColumn pref. More info.

[break]The following downloads are available:
Eudora Email 8.0.0 beta 3 for Windows
Eudora Email 8.0.0 beta 3 for Linux
Eudora Email 8.0.0 beta 3 for Mac OS X[break]

Version number 8.0.0 beta 3
Release status beta
Operating systems Windows 9x, Windows 2000, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista
Website Mozilla Foundation
File size


License type Freeware
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