Today's lesson is an overview of the problem with Eudora and what options are available.
What's the Problem?
UC Davis did not renew its site license for Eudora this fiscal year because the price went up significantly. Given that there are other good email programs that are available cheaper or for free, UC Davis decided it could not justify the expense.
From a licensing standpoint we can continue to use the version of Eudora we have now and keep on using it forever, but the real problem is that a number of security vulnerabilities have been discovered in this version. The newest version, Eudora 6.2.1, fixes these vulnerabilities, but we cannot upgrade to it without renewing the license.
The reality is that in order to address these security vulnerabilities, everyone needs to either upgrade to the newer Eudora version or migrate to another email client.
So, What to Do?