The Bat! Professional is on sale on Bits Du Jour or $30.
I still use and like the old 2006 Eudora 7.1, as do many of us, although the weakness in foreign language fonts, unicode, hurts a bit. And the future may bring some questions.
And I have The Bat! loaded from earlier this year, it seems to be a little less friendly in the way it places pics as attachments, where Eudora might be willing to show you the pic inline.
I was seeing HTML (or whatever it is) in my Bat inbox, although in a somewhat stripped down format. Eudora has that option to use the Microsoft viewer (this is the type of thing that could go kaput in some future Windows version.) which tends to show you what they tried to send.
Natively The Bat! thinks in terms of individual mailboxes in the display, so you might show five Inboxes, Outboxes, etc. And I prefer the Eudora method where it is all one box, and you do it all by filtering. Presumably you could get The Bat! to place all the mail in one set of boxes through filtering?
Feel free to mention other programs, I am particularly interested in the strengths and weaknesess.
From what I can see, in general, The Bat! is one of the few programs that has filtering and searching that is comparable to Eudora, my key point after stability (also mandatory are a decent RTF editor and pasting pics from the clipboard right into the letter you compose.)
Is this the time to pick up The Bat! Use it for some outgoing unicode stuff (I can do that in gmail, too, usually some Greek font from Bible programs) and begin really trying it out? For an eventual switcheroo.
Or should I wait? Is there better?