Need Eudora alternative (shared folder)
To my complete horror, Eudora 7... which I have been -very- happily using for 15 years... is awful in Windows 7 64.
If you're a Eudora user you know what I'm on about. If not, basically take my word for it that -everyone- eventually gets sick of 'the problem' and moves onto something else. And 'the problem' is that it tends to lock up while scanning for messages. Given up trying trying to fix it. My hope is to find an alternative.
The logical candidate is Thunderbird, however I -cannot- for the life of me figure out how to make it do THE ONE FRICKIN' THING THAT MADE EUDORA TOTALLY INDISPENSABLE... which is... Eudora made it easy to have as many mail accounts as one likes stored on a folder which could be shared by multiple PCs on the same LAN.
I do NOT want to go to web mail. I do NOT want to use IMAP. I want another e-mail client that lets me do what Eudora did... again, have a 'share' that can be accessed by multiple PCs (not simultaneously).
Sorry for sounding so bitter, but I have found so many people under a certain age who have -no- idea what I'm talking about or -why- I would even -want- to do this. But I've got a zillion e-mail accts for several businesses and it is -way- easier to manage this with Eudora than any 'gmail' or IMAP solution I've found. Ironically, Outlook Express -used- to allow this with their PST files, but I'm told this is no longer possible in Win 7.
So... with all that... any alternatives? Paid or unpaid. I have Office... maybe Outlook can do this? Another client program with which I'm not familiar,
Thanks so much for any help. This one thing is by -far- the worst part of upgrading to Win 7... which is otherwise -way- better than XP.
Another Eudora option to investigate
A different Eudora update is MailForge at http://www.infinitydatasystems.com/products/mailforge/. I tried it in version 0.X and 1.0X. I didn't pursue it because at that time the import option didn't work well, and I didn't want to redo all my filters and recreate my address book entries. It's supposed to have all the features of the original Eudora. It's now at 2.08. It isn't free, but you get a 30-day trial.
Good luck, whichever way you go.
By the way, I still use Eudora 7.1, on Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit. It works well for me. I use it because every mailbox is saved in plain text, which means I can open suspicious messages in NoteTab Light and see if they are spam or from someone I know, just using someone else's email.