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Using Eudora in the department
Christopher Brooks, 10 Feb 2006
Last updated: 10 Feb 2006


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Relevant to Microsoft Windows clients only
How do I setup Eudora IMAP Email?

1. Install Eudora 5.1 using Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs -> Add new programs -> Eudora 5.1 (Add)
    (NOTE: The version available from 'Add new programs' been customized to have the correct information already added. For 'Add new programs' to work, you must have access to servers behind the EECS firewall via either VPN or be physically connected to the wired network)

An alternative is to download Eudora from, which requires a CalNet ID.




2. Start Eudora (Start -> Programs -> Eudora)

3. Select Tools -> Options -> Getting started
    Add your name, return address and login name. The rest of the information has been pre-configured.

Be sure that 'Allow Authentication' is checked

d. 'Secure sockets when Sending' should be set to
'Required, START TLS'

e. Hit Ok, send a test message, which will fail the first time
f. (Eudora 5.x): Go back to Tools/Options/Sending Mail and click on
'Last SSL Info' and then 'Certificate Information Manager'
(Eudora 6.2): You might be prompted to add a certificate, in which case you can skip g and h below.
g. Find the Server Certificate for
US, California,, IDSG gateway.EECS.Berkeley.EDU
and click on 'Add to Trusted'

h. click Done, Ok and Ok to close the windows
i. Resend the message by right clicking on it, selecting
'Send Again', Queue the message and then File/Send Queued Messages
j. You will be prompted for your LDAP Password and the email should go through

Using Gateway in Eudora 5.2

Eudora 5.2 does not appear to function with the current configuration of A few modifications in eudora.ini, which is located in your Eudora folder (usually \program files\qualcomm\eudora\), should solve the problem. Make sure to backup your eudora.ini file before proceeding.

Add these lines to the "[Settings]" section of eudora.ini: (makes it look cleaner!)


This basically tells Eudora 5.2 to behave like 5.1 in it's SSL behavior.

Note that if you are using a mail server other than imap.eecs then your LDAP password and the password you use on the mail server should probably be the same.

If you are having problems with your password, see Changing your LDAP Password

For more information, see Secure authentication on gateway.EECS.Berkeley.EDU

4. Select Tools -> Mailboxes (this shows your IMAP folders)

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How do I import my old Eudora folders?

1) Copy and Paste your old Eudora folder (very important to backup first)

2) Uninstall The old Eudora (make sure you made a backup copy first)


3) Remove the c:\Eudora folder

4) Follow steps at top to install a new version of Eudora

5) Rename you mailbox folders with .mbx extension (e.g. in-old, out-old, poptest-old)

6) Paste those folders from your "Copy of Eudora" folder to your new "c:\Eudora" folder

7) Start Eudora, configure for IMAP mail, notice your old folders are there, 


You can also import from other mail programs (e.g. Outlook Express, Netscape)

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How to set up a pre-installed copy of Eudora 5.1 with IMAP

1. Select the "Tools" File Menu and Select "Personalities"
2. Right click on the personality you want to change (probably < Dominant >) and select properties
3. Select "incoming mail" tab
4. Set configuration to "IMAP"
5. enter server name ""
6. Leave mailbox location prefix blank
7. select Full message download
8. select Authentication style "Passwords"
9. Set Secure Sockets when Receiving to "Required, Alternate Port"
10. Hit OK to close the properties
11. Follow How to add/update a certificate in Eudora instructions below.

How to add/update a certificate in Eudora

Note: a number of similar looking Eudora menus give different results, please follow closely.

1. Check your mail - It will ask you for a password (enter it) and complain about updating the IMAP index (hit yes)
2. The first connection will fail due to a certificate problem
3. Follow instructions below to add a new certificate.
4. After it fails: Select the Tools File Menu and Select "Personalities"

5. Right-Click "Dominant" and choose "Properties"

6. Select the "incoming" tab

7. Select the Last SSL information button

8. Hit "Certificate Information Manager"

9. Select "+" sign to expand the server certificate for imap.EECS and hit the "Add to Trusted" button for the middle "Entrust" Certifcate.

10. Hit "Done", "OK", "OK" and you should be able to check IMAP email now.

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How to add/update the Gatway certificate in Eudora

Note: a number of similar looking Eudora menus give different results, please follow closely.

  1. download the new certificate from and save it to somewhere accessible on your harddrive (like your desktop).
  2. try to send a test email - it will fail.
  3. go to tools => options => sending mail
  4. click "Last SSL Info"
  5. click "certificate information manager"
  6. click "import certificate", select the downloaded certificate, and select open.
  7. click "done", "ok", "ok" (close all the open dialog boxes)
  8. try sending another Email. it should work now.

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How to hide Eudora Headers


Under Eudora, the TabooHeaders setting in your Eudora.ini file determines what headers are displayed.

The easiest way to modify TabooHeaders is to use the Eudora help system and search for 'TabooHeaders', and follow the instructions for editing Eudora.ini.

Under Eudora 5.1, the Eudora.ini file can sometimes be found as C:\Eudora\Eudora.ini.

It looks like there is not a default TabooHeaders line, but the Eudora Help system says that the defaults are:
X-UID,Received,Status,X-UIDL,Message,In-Reply,X-Priority,Mime-Version,Content-,X -Persona,Resent-Message,Referenes,Return,X400,X-400,Mail-System,Errors-To,X-List ,Delivery,Disposition,X-Juno,Precedence,X-Attachments,X-MSMail,X-MimeOLE

The thing to do is to add to add X-Spam-Report to the above list.

To do this,

  1. Exit Eudora
  2. Edit c:\Eudora\Eudora.ini
  3. Add the following line as the second line, right after the [Settings] line
    TabooHeaders=X-UID,Received,Status,X-UIDL,Message,In-Reply,X-Priority,Mime-Versi on,Content-,X-Persona,Resent-Message,Referenes,Return,X400,X-400,Mail-System,Err ors-To,X-List,Delivery,Disposition,X-Juno,Precedence,X-Attachments,X-MSMail,X-Mi meOLE,X-Spam-Report
  4. Restart Eudora.

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How to use filters

in progress

  1. Launch Eudora
  2. Select Tools and then Filters
  3. Click New (located in the lower left corner..)
An outside link with filter instructions:

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