My e-mail correspondence, over 14,000 e-mails, is still stuck in Netscape Communicator 4.7, inside my iMac with O.S. 9.1, and still not backed up!
I need to import all of this e-mail correspondence into any e-mail program in my new MacBook Pro. I am assuming Thunderbird is the best e-mail program to accomplish this. (Apple's Mail apparently does not have an import feature accommodating Netscape Communicator.)
goGecko wrote, "you really should make a copy of your profile folder. I believe that the profile is stored in the Mac System Folder." ( http://sillydog.org/forum/sdt_7001.php
) My four profiles (which I will refer to as Profiles #1 through #4) are stored in the iMac System Folder, inside Preferences, inside a folder called Netscape Users.
I finally have an external Iomega CD drive attached to the iMac, and have backed up all my other data onto CD's, as well as transfer it to my MacBook Pro via the CD's. But I've done nothing with this Netscape e-mail yet. The thing is, the data comes to over 1 GB, too big for copying onto one CD. (I cannot attach a DVD drive.) So I remain at a loss regarding how to back up the profiles onto multiple CD's.
Inside the iMac System Folder, Preferences, the Netscape Users folder shows the four profiles that I have used. Profile #1 is approximately 1 GB by itself. Profile #2 is approximately 150 MB. Those contain the most important e-mail correspondence. Profiles #3 and #4 are under 10MB each.
When opening Netscape Communicator, Profile #1, and bringing up Messenger, under Local Mail, in addition to Inbox, Sent, etc., almost 200 folders that I created are displayed. They contain e-mails that I manually sorted. One of the folders contains over 100 subfolders, with over 11,000 e-mails. Another folder contains over 200 subfolders with almost 1,000 e-mails. All of this still loads just fine in Messenger.
When opening Netscape Communicator, Profile #2 (I've always had to quit and open again to switch profiles), and bringing up Messenger, under Local Mail, in addition to Inbox, Sent, etc., about 25 folders are displayed. They contain e-mails that I manually sorted. One of those folders, named "Correspondence", contains over 40 subfolders, with over 2500 e-mails. Another folder contains 14 subfolders, with over 200 e-mails. Most of this still loads just fine in Messenger.
In Profile #2, I still have a problem (discussed in http://sillydog.org/forum/sdt_7001.php
) that may have been started by renaming a folder called "Correspondence To & From" that originally had the 40 subfolders to "Correspondence". In the System Folder, the 40 subfolders are inside an icon named "Correspondence" that does not have ".sbd" after it. (All of that e-mail loads okay into the Netscape Messenger, but I cannot create any new subfolders within it.) And in the System Folder, "Correspondence To & From.sbd" remains, but does not have any subfolders. Maybe I should fix this problem prior to importing my e-mail to anywhere. I need to find out how to fix this problem without making things worse.
Do you agree that importing to Thunderbird is the best way to go? Will the imported e-mails include all attachments? I posted at http://forums.mozillazine.org/viewtopic.php?t=519898
as Forum Friend, and received no replies.
Will Mozilla provide technical support over the phone (even if I have to pay for it?) regarding this Netscape issues? If not, who will?
How do you suggest I manage my e-mails going forward, before I end up with 50,000 e-mails in Thunderbird (or whereever)? Can you recommend an e-mail archiving program for archiving e-mail on Mac O.S. 10? Is there a way to archive all of my Netscape mail, including the attachments, as pdf's, without saving each of 14,000 plus e-mails as a pdf one at a time. (Problem is, I'd still need to be able to sort by the original dates and times of the e-mails.) I read http://kb.mozillazine.org/Archiving_your_e-mail
; everything seems to be Windows based. The Apple Store Genius Bar folks say to find something on versiontracker.com, but I am not sure where to start on that website.
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