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Xfer of Netscape 4.7 e-mails into 6.2

By seskds ·
After recently installing 6.2 on a computer which has 4.7 (and still does), I am at a loss as to how to get my e-mails and the respective folders in which they reside, transferred into 6.2. I was able to export my address book out of 4.7 and then import it into 6.2, but I cannot find a similar feature for my e-mails. What are my options? Can I open them from, and/or transfer them into 6.2?

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Xfer of Netscape 4.7 e-mails into 6.2

by TheChas In reply to Xfer of Netscape 4.7 e-ma ...

You should be able to use tools / import / mail from within Netscape Messenger 6.2.

You will need to point the wizzard to the folder with the profile(s) that you wish to import the mail from.

For 4.X, this is usually program files\netscape\users\

Chas

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by seskds In reply to Xfer of Netscape 4.7 e-ma ...

Under 'tasks' is 'tools' with 'import 'utility', but when you pull it up it only allows choice between Eudora, Outlook, and Outlook Express. Any other suggestions?

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by TheChas In reply to Xfer of Netscape 4.7 e-ma ...

What's really interesting, is that Mozilla RC1 (the core code of Netscape 6X) allows for import of 4.x messages.

So, other options:
Switch to Mozilla.
Forward the messages to your self.
Import the messages into OE or Eudora, then import them from there into Netscape 6.
Use the save file as function, and save the individual messages to your hard drive.

I will see if I can find a transfer program. So far, all I have a link for is an OE backup program.

Chas

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by TheChas In reply to Xfer of Netscape 4.7 e-ma ...

Found this FAQ site for NS6.

http://home.adelphia.net/~sremick/ns6faq.html

And this tip there for moving NS4 mail to NS6.

Mail: Set up a mail account in Netscape6.
The new account wizard is pretty self-explanatory.
Assuming the default profile location is used (NT location is slightly different than Win98), it will set up all the default mail folders in
C...\Application data\Mozilla\Users50\\...\Mail\\
You can always go to Edit -> Mail-News Account Settings and see the path name at the bottom of the Server Settings window.
In Win Explorer, go to your 4.x profile Mail folder and copy the files that do NOT have a file extension on them, i.e. "Inbox". You do not need to copy the .snm files (Netscape 6 uses .msf files instead).
If you have any subfolders folders in 4.x, you'll also need to copy the .sbd folders.
Paste the copied files/folders into the ...\Users50\...\\ folder.
If you copied any .sbd folders, go into these and delete any .snm files that were copied.

It didn't work for me though.

I didn't find anything else at all!

I've tried everything else that I could think of.

Chas

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by seskds In reply to Xfer of Netscape 4.7 e-ma ...

Thanks for your hard work Chas. You earned the points. Your latest recommendation was a little to involved for the user I was working with (via e-mail) to perform. I may try it one day when I can get to their computer. I wonder if pasting the 4.x files into the ...\Users50\Mail\ folder may work. The web site's instructions gave the impression that the target folder was a level above ...\Mail\ .

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by seskds In reply to Xfer of Netscape 4.7 e-ma ...

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