SAN DIEGO -- November 5, 2002 -- Qualcomm Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), a leader in digital wireless communications and advanced electronic messaging solutions for the Internet, today announced the commercial release of Eudora® 5.2 software, a new version of the popular e-mail program for Windows® and Macintosh® users. Eudora 5.2 features even greater filtering to protect users from aggressive quantities of junk mail, Kerberos V authentication support for universities and site licensees, as well as SSL (secure socket layer) e-mail security for Mac OSX 10.2. Eudora 5.2 e-mail software can be downloaded at www.eudora.com.
The full-featured program is free when used in Sponsored mode, which displays advertising in the user interface. Eudora 5.2 in Paid mode, which does not display advertising, is available for $39.95 (MSRP) for new purchasers; $29.95 for previously registered users; and no charge to users who purchased and registered the Paid mode of Eudora versions 4.3-5.1 in the last 12 months. Technical support is available to Paid mode users only.
"Recent reports estimate that within the next 4 years, e-mail traffic will reach 60 billion e-mail messages sent daily, up from the already massive 20 billion today," said William Ganon, vice president of Qualcomm Eudora Products. "Thus, powerful e-mail management tools are mandatory to handle both the massive quantity of mail, as well as the security needs of organizations and individual e-mail users. The new features in Eudora 5.2 go directly to these areas."
A highlight of the new features of Eudora 5.2 e-mail software is improved filtering and spam protection. Eudora users will have even more control of filtering the ever-increasing amount of spam they receive. Eudora's longstanding leadership in powerful e-mail filtering is now enhanced by the ability to match addresses against specific address books or all address books.
"By making filters able to consult entire address books, users can easily make sure their valuable correspondents burn right through all the spam and other undesirable mail," said Steve Dorner, vice president of engineering for Qualcomm Eudora Products and the primary developer of Eudora. "This gives users a powerful and simple tool to make sure their frequent correspondents get noticed, not buried in a sea of spam, unsolicited e-mail, and all the other e-mail noise we're afflicted with."
In addition, matching filters to addresses offers the ability to group addresses in the address book. This feature saves time and streamlines communications with family, friends and co-workers by organizing groups of addresses.
Specially requested by universities, Kerberos V site authentication support allows a user to login to a network with one-time authorization. Kerberos, a network authentication protocol, is designed to provide strong authentication for client/server applications by using secret-key cryptography. With a one-time security entrance to all network pages - Internet, Intranet, mail servers and meeting servers - Kerberos V sites will enjoy increased security and convenience when sending and receiving e-mail.
Eudora supports SSL under OSX 10.2, allowing users increased privacy in all their e-mail transactions. While SSL support is already a feature in Eudora for Windows and other Macintosh operating systems, now, even those with the very latest Mac operating systems can have the same level of security and privacy privileges.
More information on all the new features of Eudora 5.2 can be found in the documents located at www.eudora.com/download. CDs of Eudora 5.2 can be ordered for a nominal charge by users who prefer not to download the software from the Internet.
Qualcomm Incorporated (www.qualcomm.com) is a leader in developing and delivering innovative digital wireless communications products and services based on the Company's CDMA digital technology. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in theS&P500 Index and traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.