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How to Change Ports in Eudora 6.0 and Up

Eudora for Windows

Eudora has chosen to hide the Port change option in version 6.0 and up, making it more difficult to make this change. To enable changing ports:
  1. Navigate to your Eudora install directory.
  2. Look in the Eudora directory for the directory "extrastuff".
  3. In this directory is a file named "esoteric.epi". Drag (copy or move) this file into the main Eudora directory. There will now be options extra listed, including a Ports page.
To change the outgoing (SMTP) mail port:
  1. Launch Eudora.
  2. Drop down the Tools menu, and choose Options.
  3. Click on Ports.
  4. Change the port from default 25 to 26
  5. Click OK
  6. Restart Eudora

Eudora for Mac

As above, Eudora has hidden the ports option in version 6.0 and up. To change the outgoing mail port from:
  1. For version 6.0 and up, quit Eudora and look in the Eudora Application Folder for the folder "Extras". In this folder is a file "Esoteric Settings". Drag this file into the "Eudora Stuff" folder,
  2. Launch Eudora
  3. Drop down the Special menu, and choose Settings
  4. Click on Ports and Protocols
  5. Change the port from default 25 to 26
  6. Click OK
  7. Restart Eudora


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