Here at the lab that I work for on campus, I support at least three
users that perfered using Eudora to access their e-mail. We also have
a Windows 2003 AD network with XP Pro clients and roaming profiles for
the users. We needed to have the mail backed up to our server at night
as well as have the users be able to access their mail from a different
workstation if needed. I wasn't able to get this to work with Eudora
but was able to get it to work with Thunderbird.
On Dec 16, 2004, at 8:24 AM, Chris Wolf wrote:
> I use Eudora 6.2 via IMAP with mail.msu.edu and it is pretty much
> trouble-free. We use Eudora throughout the department, mostly via
> POP, and the handful of IMAP users have no more trouble than the POP
> However, we have noticed an increase in the number of crashes in the
> last six months for many of our POP users of Eudora 6.0-6.2. The
> crashes typically cause an exception error either while mail is being
> received or immediately after that, while the received mail is being
> processed. Eudora closes because of the error and then when it is
> restarted, it reports that the table of contents for the In box is
> damaged and has to be rebuilt. We have sent detailed information to
> Qualcomm about this, but have not received useful help. One of these
> users was running 6.0.x and we upgraded his to 6.2 specifically to see
> if it would fix the problem, and it did not.
> I'm pretty certain we have never seen a case of disappearing messages
> such as you describe, and I would strongly suspect some sort of user
> error. Does your Director have any custom filters defined in Eudora?
> At home I use Outlook Express 6 via IMAP to mail.msu.edu, and I see
> somewhat more anomalies with it than with Eudora, although they are
> still minor.
> At 04:36 PM 12/15/2004, you wrote:
>> Are there any happy users of Eudora 6.2 and IMAP at mail.msu.edu ?
>> I use Eudora 6.2 with our own IMAP server, but we don't have good
>> spam filtering, and perhaps never will. Our Director needs better
>> spam filtering, so I suggested she get her mail through the main
>> campus server. But she keeps experiencing problems, the latest of
>> which is a folder full of JUNK messages disappearing just before she
>> had a chance to move them to another mailbox. She had verified
>> their presence via webmail just before they disappeared.
>> Anyhow, I just now learned about esoteric.epi and eudora.log which
>> I'm hoping we can use to pinpoint these things more precisely. But
>> I'm wondering if there really is a large base of happy Eudora 6.2
>> users of IMAP at MSU, or if we should not expect it to be
>> trouble-free. Our Director probably stresses the system a little
>> more than some people would. She regularly accesses her mail from
>> two different computers. A week or so ago I suggested that she be
>> very conscious of when her Eudora is fired up on both computers
>> simultaneously, and she has been taking care to avoid that
>> circumstance since then.
>> John Gorentz
>> W.K. Kellogg Biological Station
> Chris Wolf Computer Service Manager
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