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Personalities (Windows)

You can use the Personalities window to manage, access, and apply your email accounts - Personalities - when you use more than one account.


Creating a new Personality:



Go to Tools: to open the Personalities window.

Step 1

Go to Tools: Personalities. This will open the Personalities window.



Right click in the window, then select NEW.

Step 2

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:



Right click on the personality, then choose 'Properties'

Using your right mouse button, highlight the personality you wish to edit and right click to get a menu. Select Properties.



Modify the Personality Settings

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 messages.
  • Return Address: This is the return e-mail address used in outgoing messages. The address you enter here is included in the From: field of all your outgoing messages from this personality.
  • Login Name: This is the name you use to login to this e-mail account. For example, in the incoming mail account rclark @ mailserver.qualcomm.com, the login name is rclark. Check with your Internet Service Provider if you're not certain what your login name is.
  • SMTP Server: The is the name of your Outgoing Mail Server for this personality.
  • Default Domain: This is the domain name that Eudora automatically adds to an unqualified name addressed in messages sent from this personality. If you don't use this feature, leave this field blank.
  • Default Stationery: The default stationery to use for all outgoing messages sent from this personality. Select a stationery file from the drop-down menu, or select No Default for no default stationery.
  • Default Signature: This sets the default signature for all outgoing messages from this personality. Select a signature from this drop-down menu, or select No Default for no default signature.
  • Check Mail: If this is selected, mail checking is activated for this personality - either by manual or automatic timed mail checks. If you uncheck this box, then mail will not be checked for this account.


Modify the Personality Settings

Click on the Incoming Mail tab to bring up the Incoming Mail settings. The window above appears if you choose to use POP instead of IMAP.

  • Server: This is the name of the incoming-mail server for this personality.
  • Configuration: This indicates which e-mail protocol the incoming mail server uses: POP or IMAP. Ask your e-mail administrator which one to use, if you're not sure.
  • Leave Mail on Server: If selected, then during mail checks, incoming mail for this personality is left on the incoming mail server and a copy is transferred to your PC. If this is deselected, then when mail is checked, incoming mail for this personality is deleted from the incoming mail server after it's transferred to your PC.
  • Delete from server after 0 days: This option has a check box for selecting or deselecting and an edit box for specifying the number of days mail that was left on the POP server should be saved before being deleted. It is a good idea not to leave copies of your messages on the POP server indefinitely, as this will create mail storage problems on the server.
  • Delete from server when emptied from trash: If this is selected, any messages that are deleted from your Trash mailbox are also deleted from the POP server.
  • Skip messages over 40K in size: If selected, messages over the specified size are downloaded only in part. These messages include the first few lines, and a statement that says the message is not complete. This can be useful on slow connections.
  • Authentication style: This specifies which POP account authentication technology to use for this personality: Passwords, Kerberos, APOP, or RPA. Ask your email administrator which one to use.


Messages from extra personalities will go into the IN mailbox by default. However, you can set up a filter to transfer messages to designated mailboxes that you create.

Also, note that Personalities are best for a single user who is managing multiple e-mail accounts. However, multiple instances of Eudora may be preferable for multiple users checking their mail accounts on one machine.

Other hints and tips for using Personalities are detailed in the Users Manual.




Need Additional Help?

Try these online tutorials:

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