Posts Tagged ‘MailForge’

Scot’s Crazy Email Saga

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

More in the ongoing saga of Scot’s ridiculous email situation. I’m using Entourage 2008 at work now, and with extensive use of AppleScripts, it comes as close to Eudora in power as I’ve been able to find. It’s a lot less quirky than Entourage 2004, too. It’s still not my favorite product, but it beats virtually everything else I’ve tried for the Mac.

I’ve pretty much given up on MailForge (formerly Odysseus), despite having bought a license in advance. The feature set is meager. The developers don’t apparently understand why people used Eudora. And at the rate they’re going, it’ll be 2014 by the time they get MailForge anywhere near where I need it. And it’s buggy besides.

In other news, although I’ve been searching for a Eudora replacement for five years, the search accelerated after Qualcomm severed ties and intensified after Leopard was released and Eudora started crashing in every session lasting longer than 3 hours. Snow Leopard surprised me. Eudora can run for days and days without crashing in Snow Leopard. I wasn’t even hoping for that. I still want to replace Eudora — after all, it’s unsupported. But at least I’m not corrupting data in my mailstore while the search goes on.

As a capper, Microsoft is talking about upgrading Entourage to be more of an Outlook for the Mac, and that sounds interesting too.