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How can I read the Netscape's Mail Files?

by Anonymous Monk
on Mar 14, 2001 at 13:40 UTC ( #64350=categorized question: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Contributed by Anonymous Monk on Mar 14, 2001 at 13:40 UTC
Q&A  > database programming


I'm trying to make a consistent archive of all my mail, but since some of it is in Netscape's files, I'm having a hard time figuring how they work.

Anyone has alreay done this or has clues for me?

Thanks in advance.

Answer: How can I read the Netscape's Mail Files?
contributed by goldclaw

Netscape uses standar MBox format. Have a look at the Mail::Box::Mbox module. Of cource, it doesn't deal with netscape's summary files, but netscape will happily update those for you.


Answer: How can I read the Netscape's Mail Files?
contributed by trs80

I ran my Inbox through Mhonarc so I could access it
via the web. Mhonarc gives you lots of formatting
options as well.
For specifics on using it with Netscape mail accounts
list this page

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