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EUDORA 6.0, Qualcomm
The marketing pitch for this overdue release -- the first major update in three years to this once-dominant e-mail program -- centers on spam. But unlike earlier versions, which worked the same in paid and ad-subsidized modes, Eudora 6 reserves its new SpamWatch feature for paying users. This junk-mail blocker uses Bayesian filtering, which rates the odds of a message being spam by comparing its content with that of other messages that you've marked as junk. In the first five days of use, Eudora 6 correctly marked 724 messages as spam, missed 27 and erroneously identified a handful of legitimate e-mail messages as spam. That's pretty good, and performance should improve over time.
The other changes in Eudora, however, are of questionable value. A Content Concentrator hides redundant material when a message includes text quoted from earlier …