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Convert Netscape email to something (ANYTHING!) else???

jarnold
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I've finally had it with Netscape.  Even with v6.1, they have managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

I need to convert all my Netscape email to a different email format.  Two questions:

1. Are there any programs that will convert email stored in Netscape email format to a different format?

2. Am considering using Eudora as my email program of choice.  Are there other email programs that would provide equal/better functionality/capabilities (Win2k machine)?

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Jon
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2. Depends on what you need, doesn't it? I use Pegasus, which is freeware. You need to go through the "options" to adjust the program to your preferences, but once set up, I think this is the best one I've used, ever.
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sounds like you are trying to avoid the outlook family? if not, you could use express - it does import netscape mail, but the address book you may have to export from netscape (I just made the conversion from ns4 to oe5.5 b/c I did NOT like the new netscape, but wanted the security measures - I switched to IE5.5 - yes, I know there are still some holes, but I suppose if someone wanted to, they could find holes in ns..)

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Yes, am trying to stay away from the outlook family, if at all possible.  Every time a new email virus comes out, outlook is the first thing it attacks.  Also, previous time spent with outlook shows it to be one of the worst and most non-intuitive pieces of code to ever come out of Redmond.

Have tried Eudora, but it's claims to fame may be overrated.  The developers of the help files have clearly taken lessons from the folks at Microsoft...

Am playing with Pegasus, which is an improvement, although I can't get Pegasus to open IE when I click a link...

Jon

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express isn't too bad. run norton in the background - take my chances, but, oh well.

what does pegasus do when you click on a link? Go into your internet options- programs - and make sure the link for "have IE check to see if its the default program" is checked.

do links open up from elsewhere?
rid

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Pegasus seems to need double-clicking on links. I've learnt to live with that although there may be some setting to adjust to get ordinary click function. (haven't found that one yet, though :))

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/RID

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Nothing happens when I click a hyperlink.  In the Hyperlinks tab under Tools, I have:
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\IEXPLORE.EXE
in the "web browser command line" box.  The only other box checked on that page is "enable display of clickable links".

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Do this:
Control Panel - Internet (or Internet Options) - Programs - at the bottom of that window, you should see a checkbox about making IE your default. be sure it's checked.

were you using ns as your browser before?

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Yes, ns was my default browser before.  I'm not really an IE fan, but IE seems to perform much better than ns lately, and I don't have time to make excuses for ns anymore.

The double-click thing in Pegasus worked.  Now if I could just get it to do the double-pane thing so I could see the first 'x' lines of the message before deciding whether or not to delete it, and then also find some way to import all my ns email into it.

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I still use Outlook 97...because it doesn't support html mail, its practically virus proof.

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From starl:

> Control Panel - Internet (or Internet Options) - Programs - at
> the bottom of that window, you should
> see a checkbox about making IE your default. be sure it's
> checked.

There is not an option here for preferred browser?

I can't believe that nobody has developed an email conversion program to convert NS email to some other format???  Am using Office XP, so may have to (sigh) learn to live with Outlook, which is only the slightly lesser evil than Netscape...

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each browser has it's own way of making itself default. since ms created ie, I guess they made the option to use or not to use them.
with ns, it's a bit more difficult when it gets messed up - you have to go into the preferences file and cross your fingers.
jarnold:

Kindly return to and resolve this question.

thanks!
amp
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rid

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The latest version of Pegasus has the "double pane" thing as I understand it - you get a preview of the message you highlight. The only problem with Pegasus is that yo need to be awake when you configure it.
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/RID

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pegasus is good, and i appreciate the recommendation, but after using it, i decided to just familiarize myself with outlook and get the pain over with.  i still wish there was a way to import netscape email folders into it though.
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Jon Arnold said "pegasus is good.... i still wish there was a way to import netscape email folders into it though."

Well Pegasus Mail V4.x can read standard Unix mail folders or you can use a free (fairly old) program from http://www.dragon-it.co.uk/pegasus.htm to do it.  I presume Netscape still uses these standard folder formats?

Nice thing about Pegasus Mail is that it is immune to viruses (unless you launch an attachment...) - even the HTML message viewing is internally coded afaik so no viruses there...

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