The author and publisher have earned kudos for clearly indicating which instructions apply to the Mac OS version of Eudora and which apply to the Windows version--the differences are significant--and yet still packaging the combined documentation as one volume. Eudora 4.2 for Windows and Macintosh also exhibits extraordinarily good page design values for a computer book--the spreads are pleasant to look at. A CD-ROM with the freely distributable Eudora Light would have been nice (it seems like every other computer book comes with a copy), but you can't have it all. --David Wall
Topics covered: Installing Eudora, sending and receiving messages, configuring mailboxes, filtering, using multiple personalities, and integration of Eudora with IMAP4 (as well as POP3) mail servers.
Though fully updated and revised, this edition sticks to the popular Visual QuickStart format: concise, step-by-step instructions, plenty of screenshots, and clearly tabbed, easy-to-browse sections. Beginners can start with basic but essential tasks, like writing and sending email messages. If you're familiar with the program, you can use the book to quickly refer to the new features and more advanced topics, such as customizing Eudora and working with attachments, filters, and address books. If you have Eudora 4.3, you'll find this guide very useful. Though it doesn't cover 4.3 specifically, there are very few entirely new additions in this upgrade.