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 6.0 software, a powerful and feature-rich new version of the popular e-mail program for Windows® and Macintosh® users. Eudora 6.0 e-mail software features automatic spam protection, an e-mail thread condenser, automated type formatting tools, and mailbox organizational shortcuts. Eudora 6.0 e-mail software can be downloaded at www.eudora.com.
"Eudora has a long-standing reputation for providing benefits to individual, small office and enterprise e-mail users, and Eudora 6.0 raises the bar even higher," said William Ganon, vice president of Qualcomm Eudora Products. "Spam e-mail is the single biggest problem we hear about from users, followed closely by the challenge of managing the increasing volume of e-mail. This latest version includes many new features, but there are two in particular that address these issues directly: SpamWatch and Content Concentrator."
Eudora 6.0 e-mail software's new SpamWatch feature, available in Paid mode only, makes filtering out junk mail simple, easy and automatic. SpamWatch is a whole suite of ready-to-use tools designed to stamp out unwanted junk mail. Right out of the box, most junk mail will be quarantined by SpamWatch.
Eudora 6.0 even helps users sort through the junk e-mail box to find the "wanted mail," if there is any. Eudora's junk mail box provides a numeric ranking system ? "junk score." A higher number indicates e-mail with a greater number of criteria defining that mail as spam.
It is easy to train SpamWatch based on individual requirements. With unwanted mail selected, a simple click on the "Junk" command in the message menu trains Eudora that the selected e-mail is junk. SpamWatch then adds this information to the spam criteria. Conversely, wanted e-mail that ends up in the junk box can be deemed "Not Junk" through the same menu and these actions help Eudora learn what the user thinks is and is not junk e-mail. Users can also add "Junk" and "Not Junk" icons to the toolbar to make the process of teaching Eudora even easier.
Anyone who gets too much spam will benefit from upgrading to Eudora 6.0 with SpamWatch. Initiating SpamWatch is as simple as saying "yes" to the invitation to use Eudora's junk mailbox during installation of the Paid mode version.
Eudora features an open API architecture in both Paid mode and Sponsored mode, available to third party developers, so other anti-spam tools and plug-ins can be integrated simply and smoothly.
It can be challenging to unravel a long e-mail thread, or to find what the sender actually said in the midst of all the quoting, signatures, forwards and other information included in long e-mail threads. The Content Concentrator feature will help by providing a streamlined view of an e-mail, making it easy to get to the heart of an e-mail conversation, with nearly the whole thread visible at a glance. Users can choose from three levels of concentration, depending on their needs.
Other New Features
- Contextual Filing allows users to select a word within a message, and with a single click, automatically file the message in a folder or mailbox of the same name, or one that contains the word selected.
- Format Painter (Windows only) easily copies fonts & styles from one place to another in an e-mail.
- Mailbox Drawer (Macintosh OS X 10.2 only) provides users with a convenient way to access their list of mailboxes from any mailbox window.
- Dual SMTP Authorization allows Eudora to interoperate with the ISP's increasing restrictions on sending and forwarding mail.
- Improved filtering and transfer actions in IMAP mode.
- New Look: Eudora has a brand new set of icons, so it looks right at home on a Windows XP or Mac OS X system. The user also has the option to maintain the classic look of Eudora.
Eudora 6.0 in Paid mode is available for $49.95 for new purchasers; $39.95 for previously paid registered users (Version 4.3 and higher); and no charge to users who purchased and registered the Paid mode of Eudora versions in the last 12 months. It features SpamWatch, in addition to all of the new features in 6.0. Technical support is available only to Paid mode users. The program is free when used in Sponsored mode, which contains all the features of Paid mode, except for SpamWatch. It also displays advertising in the user interface.
More information on all the new features of Eudora 6.0 can be found in the documents located at www.eudora.com/download. CDs of Eudora 6.0 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 Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital technology. Headquartered in San Diego, Calif., Qualcomm is included in the S&P 500 Index and is a 2003 FORTUNE 500® company traded on The Nasdaq Stock Market® under the ticker symbol QCOM.