- PROFESSIONAL EMAIL SOFTWARE, FOR FREE
For several years I've been a user and strong advocate of Eudora Pro email software.
Despite all of its advantages, some folks just don't see the value of spending $50 for a quality program, when something else is available for free. Now, however, price is no longer a factor.
Joining the ever-growing wave of free Internet products, Qualcomm now provides a sponsor-supported version of the full-featured Eudora Pro email program at no charge.
What they're actually doing is rather ingenious; and that is developing a single program that can run in three different operating modes.
Starting with version 4.3 anyone can download Eudora from the web and then choose to run the program in:
- "Light Mode" - As a "light" product, it will have limited capabilities, but will be entirely free. The user will actually be "paying" for the program via a single advertisement banner or logo that will be part of the software.
- "Sponsor Mode" - This will be a full featured program, with nothing held back; yet still free! In this case you'll simply have to endure rotating advertisements in lieu of paying cash.
- "Paid Mode" - As you can probably guess, this mode is full featured, without any advertisements displayed whatsoever.
The outstanding value behind this delivery concept is twofold:
- There's only one piece of software to download, (though if you like, the "paid version" will still be available in a box through traditional software retailers) and this will make upgrading in the future a breeze.
- You get to control the choices at your leisure. Thus, most people will probably choose to run the program in "Sponsor Mode" for a while. Then, if, and only if, they find the advertisements too annoying, they can simply choose to pay a fee to make the marketing pitches go away. Fortunately, in this case there will be no new software to acquire, install or configure.
If you've ever wanted to try a professional-level email client, but have been putting it off, now is the time to act, and for free.
For the download, just simply visit: www.eudora.com and I'm sure you'll be glad you did!
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