I am using Eudora 7 on an old machine running Windows XP..
I'm about to get one using Windows 7.
As it happens, just this morning I saw an announcement about Eudora OSE. The URL is wiki.mozilla.org/Eudora_OSE.
What I am wondering is whether I can import all my saved e-mails for future reference.
On f the things I like about Eudora 7 is that all the attachments get put into a separate sub-folder, so that it's easy to look through them without having to read the covering message. I am wondering if that will remian the case with Eudora )SE.
Eudora works on windows 7
I don't see the problem. I use Eudora 7.1 on Windows 7 64bit without problems on a single user machine. On a two user machine there is a problem if both users want Eudora to be their default client. I find that the first user has no problem and there is a solution for the two user system, see below. After an update the solution may have to be applied again. My apologies to the original authors of the these hints. I found them on the web but have lost the links to the original authors.
Windows 7 and Vista don't allow programs to store data files in the location that Eudora 7 wants to use.
If the installer asks you to Choose Data Folder , select C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Qualcomm\Eudora .
If the installer doesn't ask you to choose, change the folder before running Eudora for the first time:
1. Right-click the desktop Eudora shortcut.
2. Click Properties .
3. Set the Start in: folder to "C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Eudora "
If you have Windows 7 set up for two users and both want to use Eudora, you will encounter a problem with one of the users.
When starting Eudora for the first time on Windows 7, you may receive the following error after attempting to set Eudora as the default mail program:
"Eudora was unable to update the system registry. Your default mail program has not been changed".
To resolve this, make sure that Eudora is set to check if it is the default mail program (Tools -> Options -> Extra Warnings -> "Start Eudora and it's not the default mailer" should be checked).
Then, quit Eudora and start it again by right-clicking on the shortcut for Eudora and selecting "Run as Administrator". When you choose to set Eudora as the default, you should no longer receive the error.
You may need to perform the "Run as Administrator" action twice. From then on, start Eudora as you normally would. However the problem may reoccur after a Windows Update. In that case perform this procedure again.
I commiserate with you. I also tried Thunderbird and hated it for the same reasons. I just have the single user installation of Eudora on Win7 64 and have no problems. I was wondering, would the issues you had have anything to do with the networking quirks when setting up a home group using Win7 and XP machines?
If only someone would come up with an improved Eudora (retaining its simple nuts and bolts framework) I'd buy it.