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    Netscape email (Netscape )

    I am helping a fellow who had his motherboard die. I have his hard drive in another system as a slave. He used Netscape for his email - I think version 7.2 but am not totally sure. Is there anyway to retrieve and copy his email messages (boxes) and email addresses? With Outlook Express, you can copy the Outlook Express folder and then import it back into OE. Is there a similar process available for Netscape Communicator.

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    Re: Netscape email (Netscape )

    Yes. You need to find the folder that contained his profile. In it you should find:

    <UL><LI>abook.nab contains his address book
    <LI>prefs.js contains his preferences
    <LI>custom.dic contains spelling additions
    <LI>Mail folder contains all the email in files called Inbox, Drafts, Trash, etc. All these files do NOT contain extensions. The files that have the same name, but have the extensions .snm are index files. They keep information such as the order of emails, whether they've been read, etc.
    <LI>bookmark.htm contains his bookmarks[/list]I'm actually basing this on Netscape 4.75, but I don't think it's changed much.
    Hope this helps,

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    Re: Netscape email (Netscape )

    I don't have either version of Netscape available, Phil, but I think the three-letter suffix for the address book has changed, maybe it's MAB. Also I think the bookmark file is now called BOOKMARKS.HTML.

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    Re: Netscape email (Netscape )

    Thanks, BigAl. I do have an abook.mab file also from Mozilla, so maybe it has changed. Hopefully, regardless of the extension, they should all be in the profile folder. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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