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Chapter 1. Email Annoyances > EUDORA ANNOYANCES

EUDORA ANNOYANCES

MANAGING EUDORA'S ALPHABETICAL MAILBOXES

The Annoyance:

I switched from Outlook to Eudora and I have to know-are folders mailboxes or are mailboxes folders?

The Fix:

Eudora's designers went to great lengths to make their mailboxes and folders annoying and confusing. Mailboxes, which are designated by tiny inbox icons, store messages. Folders, on the other hand, aren't meant to hold messages, only mailboxes. I know, it's bass-ackwards. One smart cookie at Eudora decided mailboxes ought to be alphabetical, which is fine, except that unlike Outlook, you can't drag and drop them out of order. So if you want to place your mailboxes in some other order, like with "Really Really Important Stuff" up top, it takes a workaround, such as renaming them to something that'll push them to the top of the alphabetical list. For instance, I access my PC World mailbox often, so I renamed it "1 PC World." Same thing for "1 VIP," a mailbox for my wife and others in my family. Less important stuff goes at the bottom of the stack, tagged by the letter "z," as in "z pesky editors."


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