Configure Eudora for POPFile

Mail Configuration

  1. From the menus, Tools → Personalities.
  2. The Personalities pane will display, select the personality you want to configure to use POPFile.
  3. Right click and select Properties.
  4. Select the Incoming Mail Tab.
  5. Note the original POP server in the 'server' box, you will need it below.
  6. Replace the contents of the Server box with
  7. Select the Generic Properties Tab.
  8. In the Login Name, put the original POP server followed by a colon : to the front of the username that is already in the box, e.g, if username was username and original POP server was, then the box should contain:
  9. Click OK.
  10. Repeat for all personalities you wish to configure to use POPFile.

SMTP Authentication

Some ISPs require SMTP Authentication, which means that your username and password (as configured in Eudora) are used to authenticate with the SMTP server before it will accept your mail. The Popfile changes you must make to the username conflict with this authentication requirement and cause the ISP's server to reject your outgoing mail.

The workaround is to use multiple personalities in Eudora, one to receive your pop3 mail via Popfile, and a second for sending all mail via SMTP. The Qualcomm site has complete instructions for setting up the multiple personalities and required filter to make it all work seamlessly.

The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine has a snapshot (from 22 October 2013) of the SMTP Relay for Sending Mail (Windows) Eudora Tech Support article which explains the workaround.

If you wish to move messages to a different folder, (e.g. spam) see Moving classified messages in Eudora

Changing the POP3 port used by Eudora

Normally Eudora uses the default POP3 port (110). Since POPFile defaults to listening on port 110 it should not have any trouble classifying your incoming mail.

However if you are using any additional email proxies with POPFile, such as certain anti-virus software, you need to configure them to work together in a daisy chained fashion as described in Proxy Chaining.

By default Eudora hides the POP3 configuration setting so you need to start by enabling what Eudora calls the esoteric settings plug-in. Although this plug-in is installed when Eudora is installed, the plug-in is disabled. The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine has a snapshot (from 23 August 2013) of the instructions which were provided on the Eudora web site for enabling this plugin (these instructions are also in the Eudora manual, under the heading “Setting Eudora Preferences”).

Restart Eudora after enabling the esoteric settings plug-in. From the Eudora menu select

Tools – Options – Ports

and a window will appear which lets you change the POP port from its default setting. The Internet Archive's Wayback Machine has a snapshot (from 26 June 2013) of a page from the Eudora web site showing a screenshot of this window (it is the last screenshot on that page).

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