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Lycos and Eudora
A new Lycos Search button has appeared...
Brad




msg:221661
 2:01 pm on Feb 17, 2002 (gmt 0)

FYI, I use the sponsored version of the Eudora 5.1 email client. A new button has appeared on Eudora showing a magnifying glass and the word "Web". This leads to a Lycos page with a search box and a text menu of various Lycos services.

I also notice a lot of Lycos banners now running on Eudora.

 

heini




msg:221662
 1:30 pm on Feb 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hey Brad - how popular is Eudora, any idea? The sponsored version is otherwise free, right?

Brad




msg:221663
 2:03 pm on Feb 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Hi heini,

I found this on the Eudora website: "Already, there are nearly 1,000,000 active users of Eudora in Sponsored mode,..."

I'm sure this is out of date and the numbers are higher now. But there is also the paid version without ads so that would add to the numbers. I'm not sure if the numbers quoted above are worldwide or only for N. America. Those numbers are pretty small beer compared to Outlook. Still it probably is a distant second to Outlook in the USA.

The sponsored version is full featured and just has a 125x125 banner in the lower left corner -- otherwise it is completely free to download and use.

Looks like Lycos did a major banner purchase -- about every 3rd banner is theirs. I hope this means that Lycos will continue to court new users and try to expand their market share. I think that would be benefical for everyone.

Crazy_Fool




msg:221664
 6:48 pm on Feb 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

i've been using eudora well over a year now. does the job very nicely. upgraded from 4.3 to 5.1 a couple of days ago.

i'm sure the web button has been there forever ... i've seen other buttons there from time to time ...

not noticed any lycos ads ... all i seem to get is plenty of amazon ads linking to music and weight loss ... what i want to know how they know i'm a fat slob and that i have my radio on all day ?

EliteWeb




msg:221665
 6:51 pm on Feb 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Used Eudora for over 4 years or so. Macintosh and PC versions work well. I found it to be a better solution that OE as things dont automaticly EXECUTE emails for me ;)

msgraph




msg:221666
 7:03 pm on Feb 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

Long Eudora user here :)

I'm not a Mac perdon but from talking to users in the past, many of them used Eudora. Am I right?

Eudora has been around for ages so I think they have a strong following. With the ever popular MS screwups I'm sure some people are starting to switch over for the better options.

rcjordan




msg:221667
 7:14 pm on Feb 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

>Eudora has been around for ages so I think they have a strong following.

Yup. I still only install the last text-based Win version 3.0.6. I'd say that this Lycos deal would be comparable to having a co-brand on one of the major ISPs like Earthlink or ATT.

Crazy_Fool




msg:221668
 11:29 pm on Feb 21, 2002 (gmt 0)

>>I found it to be a better solution that OE as things dont automaticly EXECUTE emails for me

that's why i started using eudora in the first place .... outlook kindly executed a virus for me .... took 36 hours to fix the damage ....

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