There's been a bit of a change of the guard on the software front around here. And a change back to an old friend.
Because I had some problems with Eudora in Sweden lately I had to shift to Thunderbird email client, which meant importing everything from the long time love Eudora. But now I'm home again and the WAP is no longer blowing up the whole machine when I try to send from Eudora, I've scuttled back to her as fast as I can. As an email client, TBird leaves a lot to be desired.
Eudora allows me to select some text in your email and to quite that text only in the reply. Not need to edit, no need to find it again, select, Ctrl+R and that's what I'm working with. Happens 10 times a day and you can't do it in TBird. In fact you can't even use the keyboard cursor in it, you HAVE to reply before you get access to the text.
TBird also asks me every time whether I want to send this email both plain text an HTML in my reply, Eudora lets me set it as the default.
TBird forces me to create completely separate accounts for each address, including in and out boxes, trash, the lot. Yes I can have a global in box but only after much fiddling. It treats each "personality" as a whole person, guess what, I'm not. Eudora understands that I will have multiple email addresses, that I will either deal with them in the in box or allows me to sort them into their relationships with me based on their sender, their subject, their recipient address yadda yadda, and will automatically open those email boxes so I can work through the mails.
TBird also demands that I choose whether to forward something as an inline email or as an attachment. What the hell is that about? I receive an email, I want to forward an email, it should be as an email. Sheesh.
Perhaps the neatest trick that Eudora does that TBird doesn't is it allows me to reply with stationery. I can set up a standard response, with attachments, as a personality, and use that to reply to the selected text from an incoming email. I can even automate it. It has saved me many hours, that alone would be worth using Eudora.
She was the first email client I ever used, it is still the best by a mile, maybe I should get the paid version one day just to say thanks to Qualcomm.
However, I love to hear from you if you can figure out why trying to send an email from both Eudora and Gammadyne through a WKP encrypted WiFi access point to an SMTP server on a remote network (to which I had legal access) would crash Wndows XP Home completely, blue screen of death, shut down, the lot.
The browser issue is another story.