I don’t tend to read roundups of applications for operating systems I don’t run but the Tech Web rouding of non-Microsoft email clients caught my attention for a rather singular reason. Two of the clients in the list are Pegasus and Eudora. Now I’m not a big Eudora fan myself, remembering my experience with the 1.0 version, but it was an OK client for most early web users . But Pegasus was it if you didn’t want to do everything in pine. I even have a few former clients that remain faithful Pegasus users and have been thankful not to be plagued by problems like those users of “other” clients.
Back when I made the wholesale switch from DOS/WIN to the fledgeling thing called “Linux” my biggest regret was the loss of Pegasus and no amount of begging brought David Harris around to porting it to X. I still think it is a shame, too, because the only options for an X-windows based clients were ones like Netscape (which only supported a single POP3 account), the command line clients like pine, browser based mail clients which were still in their infancy and early X scripted interfaces like tkrat. If Harris could have done it he’d have had the first and best for many years to come. I personally settled on a web client and used it for many years. It wasn’t until the advent of Kmail and Evolution that I looked seriously at local client again though I did with mutt, elm and a few others in between.