To make Eudora contact your email server periodically and look for new mail, open the
preferences via Special | Settings and select the Checking Mail tab. Make sure that Check for
mail every __ minutes is checked and insert an interval (15 minutes, for example).
If you have more than one personality, you specify for each separately whether to check for
mail periodically, and you can also set the interval for each personality.
A filter can be thought of as a personal "valet" or "butler" that takes your mail and does certain
things to it that you specify. One kind of valet might watch for particular mail from a mailing list
and move it into a mailbox, open the message, and play a sound. Another might look for other
kinds of mail and give it a label color, a high priority, and a new subject line.
Go to the Tools: menu and select Filters to open the Filters window.
To add a new filter, click NEW.
Select the options for how you want the filter to be used:
• Incoming: The filter is invoked when messages are received.
• Outgoing: The filter is invoked when messages are sent.
• Manual: The filter is invoked only when you choose Filter Messages from the Special:
Under Action, move the mouse over the arrow next to None and click
This is the menu that will appear when you click on the arrow. It lists all the various actions
that the filter can do.
After you've selected Transfer to, a box will appear on the right with the mailbox In listed. Now
you have to choose what mailbox the mail will be transferred to.
Click on the box that says In and a menu will drop down displaying all your mailboxes.
Creating a new Personality:
Go to Tools: Personalities. This will open the Personalities window.
Using your right mouse button, move to the personalities window and right click to get a
menu. Select New.
The New Account Wizard window will appear. Give the Personality a name, then follow the
step-by-step instructions. Now whenever you check for e-mail, Eudora will automatically
check this account as well.
Editing or Changing an existing Personality:
Using your right mouse button, highlight the personality you wish to edit and right click to get
a menu. Select Properties.
The Account Settings window appears. The name of the Personality is listed above. The traits
below can be modified.
• Real Name: This is the real name assigned to the personality - generally a first and
last name. The text you enter here is included in the From: field of all your outgoing