[H-GEN] Move Mail from Outlook Express to Linux...

Christopher Preston c.preston at chemistry.uq.edu.au
Fri Jun 9 00:54:43 EDT 2000

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Ben Carlyle wrote:
> On another possible point of interest, netscape mail appears to follow
> the usual unix convention even on non-unix platforms.  Netscape adds
> an index file for quick lookup, but the index is calculated directly
> from the text layout and is recalculated whenever it appears to
> disagree with the text layout.  If the darn thing didn't crash so often
> it might be an ideal windows mail client in a multi-platform
> environment.

I use linux netscape and find it sufficient for my needs. It is handy as
you can do a mail -f Inbox, and read
the mail spool with standard unix mail, but a word of warning. If you
use 'q' instead of 'x' to exit mail, then another header line is
inserted "Status: RO" or something, after which netscape gets very
confused as it's index is no longer pointing to the right starting point
of each message. Restarting netscape fixes things up, of course.


Christopher Preston
Chemistry Department, The University of Queensland
St. Lucia, 4072

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