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Re: [opensuse] Needing to run Netscape
  • From: Felix Miata <mrmazda@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 02 Jan 2009 00:05:16 -0500
  • Message-id: <495DA08C.5030801@xxxxxx>
On 2009/01/02 04:44 (GMT+0100) Carlos E. R. composed:

On Thursday, 2009-01-01 at 21:28 -0600, Terry Eck wrote:

I've installed OpenSUSE 11.1 recently and need to run netscape to
recover some old mail.

Netscape stores mail in the mbox format, and therefore, you can reuse the
folder in any other linux mail client program, as is. The only thing that
you may loose is the index that stores such information as "replied to",
"read", "important", etc. The indexes are recreated.

Or, you can use Seamonkey or Thunderbird, which use the same format and
indexes - unless you are talking of Netscape 4.x series.

Mozilla mail has no problem reading mail "folders" copied from N4. Just copy
the extensionless files containing the mail, skipping the *.snm and other dot
files, from the Netscape 4 profile's mail directory, into the SM or
TB mail directories, renaming if necessary to avoid conflict with existing
SM/TB mail "folder" files.
"Train a child in the way he should go, and when he
is old he will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6 NIV

Team OS/2 ** Reg. Linux User #211409

Felix Miata ***
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