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Eudora

Electronic mail software for communicating over TCP/IP from Macintosh, Microsoft Windows, Windows NT, and IBM OS/2 computers. Both commercial and free versions are produced by QUALCOMM, Inc.
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Eudora

A popular full-featured Internet mail program (mail client) from Qualcomm for Windows and Mac. Available in light, sponsored and paid versions, Eudora was often bundled with computers and ISP startup packages in the early days of the Internet.

From Eudora to Penelope to Eudora OSE
Qualcomm dropped support for the commercial Eudora product in 2007. However, Eudora lived on as the Penelope open source project from the Mozilla Foundation (www.mozilla.org). Using the Thunderbird mail client as its foundation, Penelope extensions added more Eudora functionality. Later, the Eudora name was resurrected as a single product based on Thunderbird and Penelope and then Eudora became Eudora OSE (Open Source Edition) to avoid confusion with the original software. Version 1.0 of Eudora OSE was offered in 2010. For more information, visit http://wiki.mozilla.org/Eudora_Releases. See Thunderbird.

Eudora Was a Pulitzer Prize Winner
Developed by Steve Dorner at the University of Illinois, Eudora was first released as freeware for the Macintosh in 1988 and later for Windows. It was the first popular graphics-based mail program, and more than 20 million people have used it.

The software was named after Eudora Welty (1909-2001), an American novelist and Pulitzer Prize winner who, along with such greats as William Faulkner and Tennessee Williams, created a Southern literary renaissance in the U.S. from the 1930s to the 1950s. One of Miss Welty's short stories, "Why I Live at the P.O.," was a tale about a woman who lived at the post office instead of at home. It inspired Dorner, who was spending so much time programming a mail application. See stationery.
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Finally the first release of Eudora OSE (Open Source Edition) is available.
For one, Thunderbird itself is based on Mozilla Firefox's technology, so Eudora OSE now has better HTML support.
For those who still have Eudora installed though, Eudora OSE should be able to import all your mail.
So what does Eudora OSE add over and above Thunderbird:
Eudora OSE on Mac OS in 2-pane mode Eudora OSE on Windows in 3-pane mode (without message preview) Eudora OSE on Linux in 3-pane mode (with message preview)
Eudora OSE adds a few menu-items to the edit menu that allow you to quickly conduct searches on different sites.
Eudora OSE, being based on the Mozilla platform, includes a full-fledged HTML engine.
However being based on Thunderbird, Eudora OSE gives you the option of either Eudora or Thunderbird shortcuts.
There are many other Eudora features that can be found in Eudora OSE, and most of these can be configured via a "Extras" tab in Eudora OSE's settings - which otherwise resemble Thunderbird.
Of course this is just the first version, so it can be considered to be Thunderbird enhanced with Eudora features and in a Eudora 7 skin, future versions can probably iterate over this and give Eudora OSE 2.0 the more modern sheen that subsequent versions of Eudora would have had if they had not gone the Thunderbird route.