this email program has suddenly started to collapse every time I use it & on several PCs that are not interconnected, so it seems unlikely to be a virus.
How do I get back to using Netscape 4.8 as my email program
O'Connor in Rio
apmoc2 wrote:Thank you for your reply. I know NS4.8 is old, but we
> > have used it sucessfully with MS98, 98SE, XP & Vista
> > very sucessfully until recently. Suddenly it has gone
> > unstable (at more or less the same moment) on 3
> > computers that are not connected on a network. Variously
> > PCs using XP in the office, at home in Brazil & in UK,
> > as well as on a notebook using Vista in the office.
> > With XP, NS4.8 just suddenly vanishes when trying to
> > download messages, write messages or just read old
> > messages. Occasionally when just sitting there not being
> > used. With Vista it does the same, but announces it has
> > a problem & must close, rather than just vanishing.
> > We are not sure if this is a virus (we think not as it
> > happened at much the same time on independant
> > computers). Has NS put in some software to pursude
> > people to stop using NS4.8 (why would they bother?). Has
> > Microsoft put in a patch to de-stabilise NS4.8? Nothing
> > makes much sense.
> > Meanwhile we had planned to eventually move to Mozilla
> > Thunderbird. So now we have done so successfully with a
> > PC using XP as it asked which files we wanted to import
> > from the old NS4.8. However Vista does not ask this.
> > Meanwhile we are unable to find the files in XP that
> > have been imported, though they are there & work
> > correctly. This causes 2 problems.:-
> > -1) We can't find the files in XP to make back-up
> > copies. -2) While we have the files in NS4.8 (users), we
> > cannot import them in Vista to Thunderbird as we don't
> > know where to put them.
> > Thanks for any light you might be able to shed on our
> > problems.
> > regards
> > apmoc2
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