Disclaimer: This news item was originally posted on Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011. Its content may no longer be timely or accurate.

Eudora to stop working with WiscMail on Tuesday, March 15

Posted: 08:09:44, Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011   Expiration: 08:09:44, Wednesday, Mar 16, 2011

A required certificate upgrade to the WiscMail servers on Tuesday, March 15 will cause Eudora to get a "Certificate Error" for which there is no workaround.

Eudora users should migrate to another email client as soon as possible.

  • Windows Users Thunderbird will import all of your Eudora settings, emails, and address book entries. Instructions on migrating to Thunderbird can be found at Document 3542 is unavailable at this time.
  • Mac UsersMac Mail will import all of your Eudora settings, emails, and address book entries. Instructions on migrating to Mac Mail can be found at Document 3597 is unavailable at this time.

If you have any issues or questions, please contact the DoIT Help Desk at 608-264-HELP (4357).

The following email was sent to TechPartners about the issue.

Due to a required certificate upgrade that is happening next Tuesday, March 15, Eudora users will notice an error message when connecting to WiscMail. As a result, Eudora may or may not continue to work with WiscMail.

Please note that DoIT stopped testing and providing second-level support for Eudora when DoIT ceased supporting it several years ago. The problem with continuing to use an unsupported product is that eventually it just stops working with contemporary systems. Other changes--to servers, software, security, etc.--will eventually prevent older programs from working as expected with newer systems.

Please contact the DoIT Help Desk if you would like assistance to make the transition to another email client. They will be glad to help.

-- UWHelpDesk: Ryan Hansen

Created: 08:26:55, Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 (by RDHANSEN)
Updated: 08:27:43, Wednesday, Mar 9, 2011 (by RDHANSEN)