Eudora Migration Continues


During the summer over 170 faculty and staff members have transitioned from Eudora to another email client. Thunderbird is the most popular email client selected. Beginning in October, ITS will be scheduling a time to migrate current Eudora users.

We understand that changing e-mail software can be inconvenient so please consider the following options: you can switch to another e-mail program (apple mail or outlook), or you can follow our recommendation to migrate to Thunderbird. We are happy to assist you with the process now or when it is convenient for you during the next few months.
To facilitate the transition, ITS is doing the following:

Individual or Departmental Installation Appointments – ITS is scheduling appointments.Depending on the amount of email that needs to be migrated a migration can take 1 to 4 hours. Please call the Help Desk for an appointment at ext. 4357 or send an email to to schedule a group or departmental migration.

Thunderbird Overview sessions for Mac and PC users. Join ITS to learn about Swarthmore’s new email system, Thunderbird. Thunderbird Overview sessions is designed to prepare faculty and staff for the migration from Eudora. We’re finding that most users like Thunderbird more than Eudora, but it is a change and, like any change, does take a little time to get settled. Please attend our Overview session to learn about the differences, a few Thunderbird tips and tricks, and how to manage your mailbox. Thunderbird Overview Session dates and registration. Overview sessions are available for Mac and PC users.

What to learn more about the email project, see the ITS Blog postings.