Cross-platform use of Eudora

Posted: 10-29-2003, 04:42 PM
Hi,

I have recently started using eudora as a mail client, and am very
happy with it. I have a question to anyone who may be able to help
however. As I understand windows Eudora stores downloaded mail in a
mailbox files (*.mbx) along with table-of-contents files (*.toc),
whereas mac eudora stores them in a different format.

I would like to be able to store my downloaded emails on a removable
USB drive, and be able to access the same mailbox formats from both
mac and windows eudora programs. However there are obvious problems,
such as different line feeds in the two operating systems...

Has anyone encountered this problem before? Or have any suggestions
for a solution? It is begining to bug me!

Cheers,

Rob.

Cross-platform use of Eudora


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Dan Wilga
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Re: Cross-platform use of Eudora
Posted: 10-29-2003, 04:58 PM
In article <490ffa43.0310290842.2929300e@posting.google.com >,
r.morse@sussex.ac.uk (Rob Morse) wrote:
> I would like to be able to store my downloaded emails on a removable
> USB drive, and be able to access the same mailbox formats from both
> mac and windows eudora programs. However there are obvious problems,
> such as different line feeds in the two operating systems...
Why not just use IMAP and not have to worry about having the USB drive
with you all the time? With IMAP, the full contents of your mailboxes
get synchronized every time you access the server, so there's no need to
take the data with you.

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Rob Morse
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Posted: 10-30-2003, 09:53 AM
Dan Wilga <dwilga-MUNGE@mtholyoke.edu> wrote in message news:<dwilga-MUNGE-7FD51F.11581029102003@nap.mtholyoke.edu>...
> In article <490ffa43.0310290842.2929300e@posting.google.com >,
> r.morse@sussex.ac.uk (Rob Morse) wrote:
>
> > I would like to be able to store my downloaded emails on a removable
> > USB drive, and be able to access the same mailbox formats from both
> > mac and windows eudora programs. However there are obvious problems,
> > such as different line feeds in the two operating systems...
>
> Why not just use IMAP and not have to worry about having the USB drive
> with you all the time? With IMAP, the full contents of your mailboxes
> get synchronized every time you access the server, so there's no need to
> take the data with you.
I cannot use IMAP as my ISP doesn't support it. The main benefit of
having the emails stored on the USB (pen)drive is that I have my a
copy of my emails with me even when I am not online. I also find it
usefull to be able to see which emails have been replied to etc..
however, I guess I could do that by moving them to seperate IMAP
folders...
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Kathy Morgan
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Re: Cross-platform use of Eudora
Posted: 11-02-2003, 07:49 AM
Rob Morse <r.morse@sussex.ac.uk> wrote:
> > In article <490ffa43.0310290842.2929300e@posting.google.com >,
> > r.morse@sussex.ac.uk (Rob Morse) wrote:
> >
> > > I would like to be able to store my downloaded emails on a removable
> > > USB drive, and be able to access the same mailbox formats from both
> > > mac and windows eudora programs. However there are obvious problems,
> > > such as different line feeds in the two operating systems...
>
> I cannot use IMAP as my ISP doesn't support it.
Another option for accessing the email from both the Windows box and the
Mac is to leave all mail on the server for x days. This way you can
download the mail from either machine and it will still be available
later to download to the other machine.

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Rob Morse
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Re: Cross-platform use of Eudora
Posted: 11-11-2003, 01:11 PM
kmorgan@spamcop.net (Kathy Morgan) wrote:
> the email from both the Windows box and the
> Mac is to leave all mail on the server for x days. This way you can
> download the mail from either machine and it will still be available
> later to download to the other machine.
I think that is the only solution. At least it will stop me from
leaving the 300+ messages on the mail server like I normally do. The
only problem will be having two different sent mail boxes.. but I am
sure I will get over it!

Cheers,
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Re: Cross-platform use of Eudora
Posted: 11-12-2003, 12:47 AM
Rob Morse <r.morse@sussex.ac.uk> wrote:
> kmorgan@spamcop.net (Kathy Morgan) wrote:
> > the email from both the Windows box and the
> > Mac is to leave all mail on the server for x days. This way you can
> > download the mail from either machine and it will still be available
> > later to download to the other machine.
>
> [...] The only problem will be having two different sent mail boxes.. but
> I am sure I will get over it!
The work-around for that is to train yourself always to CC or BCC
yourself on outgoing mail (or use stationary to do that); you'll still
have different sent mail boxes, but both machines will have copies of
all emails sent. Hmmm, a person could set Eudora to delete duplicates
and use a filter to move messages with your address in the From to the
Out box.

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