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    Mail reader (Netscape 6.2)

    I use Netscape as my browser and its mail reader to retrieve my e-mail from ISP's server. I have an e-mail address that I want to shut down - too much <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> spam - but I also have some folders that contain techie e-mails, tips, etc. that I want to get access to after I shut the e-mail address down. I know that the e-mail sits on my hard drive (somewhere), but it is not an html file. The Help desk at my ISP told me that I will need an e-mail reader for Netscape type e-mail. Any insight that anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated. Thanks. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: Mail reader (Netscape 6.2)

    From what you say, it is not clear whether you are using the webmail feature in Netscape 6.2 or not. If you are not, then all you need to do is to go to the Account Settings and uncheck the options to check the account.

    Mozilla Thunderbird - the mail only component - has a fairly good built-in Bayesian filtering system. You do have to spend some weeks training it, but I find that 90-95% of my Spam gets caught that way. There should be a Netscape/Mail folder on your system. If you're using Win2K or WinXP, try making Hidden Folders visible (Folder Options in the Control Panel). Then look for some thing like Documnents and Settings[username]Application DataNetscape.

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    Re: Mail reader (Netscape 6.2)

    Thanks Unkmunka <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15>. I do not believe I am using the webmail feature of Netscape. All I know is that I click on an envelope icon in a task(?) bar along the bottom and I can, with the correct password, get to my e-mail on my ISP's server. Netscape (Mozilla?) stores this in the folders you indicated with a .msf extension. I found the folders, I just need to have something to read them, when required, after I have cancelled the associated e-mail address. I have two e-mail addresses, or screen identities, one I use for e-mail and the other I use for very limited e-mail and surfing the web. The one that I am using for e-mail has found its way onto too many <img src=/w3timages/censored.gif alt=censored border=0> spam lists, so I am going to shut it down. I have found another free e-mail service provider where I do not have the trouble with spam. The provider has a pretty good, actually excellent, spam protection and since I have started using this e-mail, I have not had any spam in my in box. <img src=/S/clapping.gif border=0 alt=clapping width=19 height=23> <img src=/S/cheers.gif border=0 alt=cheers width=30 height=16> Hope this helps you to understand my predicament. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: Mail reader (Netscape 6.2)

    Are you saying that you are changing email programs? Outlook Express and, I believe, Eudora both have facilities for importing mail from Netscape/Mozilla. For Outlook, it is a bit more involved, becuase you need to import everything into Outlook Express first and then import from there into Outlook. HTH
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    Re: Mail reader (Netscape 6.2)

    <hr>...I know that the e-mail sits on my hard drive (somewhere), but it is not an html file... <hr>
    Yes, the normal email files are plain-text files and reside in the profile folder created by Netscape or Mozilla. If you are going to create a NEW email address with your ISP, just create a new mail "account" in Netscape for this new email address. You should, from that point on, be able to continue to access either files (old or new address) from within Netscape. But, as suggested, be sure you tell Netscape NOT to check that old account any longer, even though your ISP will shut it down.

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    Re: Mail reader (Netscape 6.2)

    I don't think I am explaining myself adequately. So let's try this. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

    When I signed on with my current ISP provider, let's call it ABC.Inc, I established an administrative "screen name" xyz123 that is also an e-mail adddress - xyz123@ABC.com . As administrator, I can establish two additional screen names and thus e-mail accounts, which I did. I have e.g., mymail@ABC.com and mrssurfin@ABC.com - my wife's account. I use the mymail@ABC.com strictly for my e-mail and I use the xyz123@ABC.com for surfing the net. The e-mail account now gets some 30 to 50 spams a day, so as Administrator, I can shut it down, but (there is always a but), since I received e-mail at this account, I have separate folders within this e-mail, that contain back e-mails from various techie sources, Word tips, Excel tips - you know, that sort of thing - I do not want to lose access to these, when I close the "mymail@ABC.com" sub account, and I do not want to have individually forward each one to my new e-mail. <img src=/S/nope.gif border=0 alt=nope width=15 height=15> I know where the files are on my hard drive, but they are stored in something with a .msf ending. The Help desk at my ISP, said that I needed a "mail-reader" to be able to access these files - that is what I got previously from Unkmunka - I just have not had time to implement it yet.

    Is what I am trying to do any clearer? <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: Mail reader (Netscape 6.2)

    I understood your question at the first post. So, it must be I who's not answering you clearly enough. Closing down an email name with your ISP should have no impact on the Netscape mail files on your hard drive. Unless you DELETE the Netscape profile - which you shouldn't in this case, Netscape will happily open those old email files for as long as you want it to. By the way, the files in Netscape and Mozilla are named such: Inbox(no ext), Inbox.msf and so on. The file with no extension contains the emails. The other file is for controls such as sort order and the like.

    When you create a NEW email address at your ISP, you simply tell the Netscape email software to create a new "account" (which is analogous to email name). I know mine is Mozilla, but your Netscape email software might look like the attachment. The red box on the left is the FOUR email addresses that my email software knows I use (or have used in the past). The reason I include the attachment is that the example you see called AEH KET is exactly what you're asking. It's a closed email name at the educational television network where I used to work. But there are lots of messages there that I might need for a long time.
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    Re: Mail reader (Netscape 6.2)

    You're explaining yourself just fine. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> <UL><LI>Once you download a message onto your hard drive, that is the only place where it is accessible. <LI>There is no rule - other than your own sense of organisation that requires you to keep your old email sorted by the address under which you received it.<LI>If you want to move the old techie emails to your newer address, you don't have to forward them. <UL><LI>You can simply open both folders <big>inside</big> Netscape and use Message|Move on the toolbar. <LI>That way you will have all your techie emails together.<LI>This would also enable you to remove all trace of the old account from your computer[/list]<LI>As <!profile=bigaldoc>bigaldoc<!/profile> said, the .MSF files are not the important ones. The important ones are the larger files.[/list]Hope This Helps
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    Re: Mail reader (Netscape 6.2)

    <img src=/S/thankyou.gif border=0 alt=thankyou width=40 height=15> Thanks guys. I guess it was me being a little slow on the uptake. Your last explanations are spot on. <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15> I will give it a try and see what I can come up with.

    Presumably, I could just move the folders from the one e-mail ID to the other and they would show up in the one I am not going to get rid of, providing I move both files - the one with no extension and the .msf one. <img src=/S/compute.gif border=0 alt=compute width=40 height=20>

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    Re: Mail reader (Netscape 6.2)

    As long as you move the folders inside the tree view shown in <!profile=bigaldoc>bigaldoc<!/profile>'s screenshot, you don't have to worry about what you move on your hard drive. Each MSF file will follow each main mail folder automatically. You can of course follow the other method, using Windows Explorer, as well. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: Mail reader (Netscape 6.2)

    Thanks. I think I got that from the previous posts, but thanks for confirming my suspicions.

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