Cydoor/Eudora

Discussion in 'Port Explorer' started by Rainwalker, Jun 8, 2003.

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  1. Rainwalker

    Rainwalker Registered Member

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    As I understand it, even with paid v. of Eudora, cydoor can not be removed without reappearing when the send/receive tab is clicked. Also I see that it is connecting to their web server [Qualcomm] via port 80. I am thinking, in me ever expanding ignorance, that this is to be expected while using the sponsored mode in order for them to send ads but would not be cool otherwise. Will it stop w/paid v. and can I do anything w/Port Explorer now or w/paid v.? Should I save me $ and stay w/free v.? Can anyone address this?
     
  2. Pilli

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    Hello Rainwalker, I have mixed feelings about Adware, I do not like the idea of Cydoor but Eudora are giving you a programme to try for free * I suppose the ads etc. help pay their costs.
    Personally if I like a programme in this catagory (Eudora , MailWasher etc I will pay for it. Also I always donate to donationware if I intend to use it regularly. I suppose I just respect their right to earn an honest living. :doubt:

    As for PE you could block the connection :D but is it fair?
     
  3. Rainwalker

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    Hello Pilli Thanks for getting back. I agree with everything you wrote but again, will cydoor stuff stop w/paid version? If I block 'Receiving' w/PE while using Sponsored V., Eudora no longer works.
     
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    I am not sure but your answer should be found here http://www.eudora.com/privacy/ looking at it briefly it looks like your license key will disable the "sponsered" part :D
     
  5. Jooske

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    So you've seen the disable sending really works fine! :)
    I use it a lot when emptying my mailbox, especially from spam mail and the preview open! Goes so much quicker without them all calling home. Great!

    I'm really glad the DCS tools even in the evaluation time have nothing of the kind of "sponsoring" additions included, might be an idea to remind people of the shoppe with cool attributes and interesting books on security though.
    http://www.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=shop
    http://www.cafeshops.com/diamondcs/
    http://www.diamondcs.com.au/index.php?page=books
     
  6. Hank

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    Hi Rainwalker,

    I have bought the eudora full-version but the program tries - from
    time to time - to connect to qualcomm.
    Adaware Plus always finds the cydoor-spyware but you have to remove it again and again - no chance to delete it forever.

    One solution could be ( I am doing so) to stop these connections
    to qualcomm with advanced firewall-rules (sygate pro f.e.)
    Connections to the pop-port are allowed ( to your provider) ;
    connections via http/port 80 are not allowed.It seems to work.
    And with PE you can control the connection-type.

    But anyway: the qualcomm-assholes should not put any spyware
    into a bought full-version.
    :mad: :mad: :mad:
    I detected it too late ( after having paid)

    Hank
     
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