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FREE: New Netscape 7.2 Browser Is Here 
Netscape 7.2, built with Mozilla, is faster and has enhanced security and popup controls. It is scheduled to ship at the end of August, and it's free.

New features of Netscape 7.2:
  • Popup Window Controls block mouseover pop-ups and limit the number of popup ads when you set the popup windows control preference to "off."
  • Password Manager allows you to display saved passwords.
  • vCard support in Netscape Mail.
  • Palm Sync improvements.
  • Table editing controls in Composer.
  • New Macromedia Flash 7 plug-in for Windows.
  • Improvements in browser rendering speed, application start-up, and standards supports.

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Index

  1. Netscape 8.0 Beta, Bo first Looks. (Our review)
  2. Recovering lost email messages in Netscape 7.2
  3. The final word on Netscape 6.0's Addressbook....I hope
    It ain't easy, but there is a way to export the Netscape 6.0 pain in the backside addressbook
  4. Can not get Netscape 7.1 to start after several installs and uninstalls
  5. Import Netscape 6.1 Address Book Entries into Outlook Express
  6. Exporting Your Addressbook and Mail Messages from Netscape 6.22 to Outlook 2002 (XP) ~ Chris
  7. How can I Password Protect User Profiles in Netscape 7.0  ???? - Dave
  8. Can't Get Netscape 7.0, Mozilla, or Opera to auto-Dial in Windows XP? Try this:
  9. Netscape 6.2.3 Mail & Newsgroups default to Aribic charset.
  10. Some genreal qustions keep poping up concerning Netscape 6.0. See the answers to these questions, they are pretty much self explanatory
  11. I want to download the full program. I haven't been able to download NS 6.01 using SmartDownloads or SmartUpdates. Is there any way I can get the full program?
  12. Upgrading from NS 6.1 to 6.2.1 and lost emails
  13. Transfering Address Book from 4.x to 6.x
  14. Is Netscape 6.01 worthy?
  15. Cannot Drag-and-Drop URLs (Links) Into Netscape Browser Window from Other Windows Programs:
  16. I tried to uninstall NS 6.01. I noticed that the Java runtime is still there. Is there a way to uninstall that as well. It doesn't seem to uninstall with NS 6.01.
  17. I've installed 6.01 4 times since friday can't get it to start,it freezes up on start up both mail and navigator
  18. The message "did not copy to the sent folder" appears after sending e-mail. Why?
  19. In the Newsreader I get  this error message :
    Netscp6 caused an error in <unknown> Netscp6 will now close If you continue to get problems, try restarting your computer.
  20. I can no longer get my webmail, I used the Account Wizard but get this message:
    LOGIN FAILED message.  Are the settings: <username>.imap.mail.netcenter.com   Port: 143  SSL correct? 
  21. Can't change font size in News reader. Is there a way to fix this?
  22. How do I fully uninstall Netscape 6.01?
  23. How can I modify account Settings : how to modify server name and user name for existing accounts ?
  24. I can't access the newsgroups on secnews.netscape.com
  25. My History foleders don't work even when I set them for 7 days, 1 week etc. How do I fix this? Click here
  26. There are a number of folks upgrading from 6.0 to 6.01 using the SmartUpdate site and we've discovered through talkback crashes that a fair number of Win9x users are having problems. Fix by Jay Garcia - Netscape Champion Click here to see jay's fix.
  27. I have a problem with one of my mail accounts showing 1 unread item in the inbox although I have no unread mail.  How can I fix this?
  28. I can't get Windows Media to work with Netscape 6.x. Is there a way to fix this?
  29. I installed Netscape 6.01 but don't want those anoying pop up wwindows and I also get an eronious errors tating,   "connection was refused when attempting to contact yahoo.com". But I am already connected to that site. This happens in almost all of the sites I visit. Is there a fix for this? 
  30. I uninstalled Netscape 6.01 and went back to Netscape 4.76. Now I get printing error messages when I try to print a webpage. There error is, "The error states: "Alert! did not find a converter or decoder Content type text/shtmll"  I click on OK to close the Dialog Box. The Window, then states:, "There are no pages to print." Again click OK to close dialog box. What's up with this?
  31. Can't get mouse clicks to work on Windows second monitor configuration with Netscape 6.x. All other programs work fine with this setup..
  32. I have noticed that my INBOX is grown to about 100 MB even though I only have about 10 saved emails. I have tried to use the Compact Folder command but it doesn't seem to do any good. I shouldn't have more than about 1.5 MB in my inbox. Is there a way to fix this?
  33. CHANGE YOUR DEFAULT BROWSER
  34. FIND WEB PAGES YOU ALREADY VIEWED, WITHOUT THE URL
  35. I downloaded the whole Netscape 6 installation, and when I start up the browser, I receive:
    NETSCP6 caused an invalid page fault in module XPCOM.DLL at 017f:60cb8c61.
  36. Make Backups and use them to transfer files between two machines
  37. Netscape mail wiped out my inbox messages
  38. Changing the Profile Path in NS 6.2.1
  39. Transfering NS 6.2.1 mail files back to NS 4.x
  40. Recovering Lost Email Messages in Netscape 6.2.1
  41. Netscape 6.2.2 keeps locking up when it loads the Java Console
  42. A new install of Netscape 6.2.2 doesn't display the option to create a new account.
  43. Remove a plug-in
  44. Pictures not being shown in browser with Netscape 7.1
    Our first Netscape 7.1 question goes to Kathy
  45. Importing backup Netscape 6.2 Messenger files to Netscape 7.1
  46. Lost emails when upgrading from Netscape 7.0 to Netscape 7.1
  47. Corrupt, or Disappearing Netscape 7 / Mozilla Address Book
  48. Missing Some Bookmarks
  49. Moving Netscape / Mozilla Profiles from PC to PC
  50. How to Back Up Your Profile
  51. Move the Same Mozilla 1.x, or Netscape 7.x Profile To and From the Same Operating System
  52. Separating Mozilla & Netscape Profiles Folders Hack

Recovering lost email messages in Netscape 7.2

Reader Gus writes: 

I am operating Netscape 7.2. Due to a problem with outgoing email, tech support for my Internet Service Provider (ISP) provider had me delete my account and create a new one. I now can send out mail. However it seems that when I reset my account, all my old emails have disappeared. Is there a way to recover them?? I'm a computer nerd so detailed instructions would be most helpful. Hope you can help. Thanks, Gus

In most cases, providing that the profile is not corrupted, the link execution to your inbox may broken. The fix may take some work on your part and, maybe even a little detective work.

Now then, if your not so lucky then it is possible that prefs.js gets wiped - all mail/news accounts settings lost or The prefs.js frequently truncated on exit or crash

See the following for more:

If the prefs is wiped: 
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=170539

If it is truncated, see: 
http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=132517

For a more precise troubleshooting site, click the below link: 
http://home.att.net/~cherokee67/ns7lostprofwinxp.html

To find out where the profile locations are, see the below link: 
http://home.att.net/~cherokee67/ns7profloc.html


Separating Mozilla & Netscape Profiles Folders Hack

The Profile Directory location is controlled by the Registry.dat file. In order to separate the Mozilla and Netscape profiles, you must have separate registry.dat files for each program. The registry.dat file location for Mozilla is set in the xpcom.dll file.

This hack is for Advanced Users, Only:

Quick hack to have Netscape 7 & Mozilla use separate Profile Directories:

Win32:

1. Do a "Find" for xpcom.dll and back up the Mozilla xpcom.dll file
    (Make a note of the file location.)
2. Make a copy of the xpcom.dll backup, and use this copy for the hexadecimal editing
3. Open the xpcom.dll backup in your favorite hexadecimal editor
4. In the Edit | Find window, ensure that "Match case" is enabled, as the Edit is case sensitive.
5. Search for the string "Mozilla". There are two instances of "Mozilla" and should be replaced
    (renamed) using only 7 (seven) characters.
6. Save the edited xpcom.dll file
7. Edit completed

Next:
Copy the edited xpcom.dll file to the appropriate Mozilla folder location
It will overwrite the Original xpcom.dll file, so ensure that you still have a backup of the unedited xpcom.dll file

Open Mozilla
Open Windows Explorer
Browse to the ~\Applicata Data Folder.
You will now see two Profile Folders, as follows:

Mozilla, which will contain the Netscape 7.xx Profile
Your renamed Folder, which will contain the Mozilla 1.xx Profile.

NOTE:

In the event you have no hexadecimal editor, I recommend Free Hex, Version 1.0.156. This small editor is more than adequate for most needs.

Download at Author's Web Site


Move the Same Mozilla 1.x, or Netscape 7.x Profile To and From the Same Operating System


If you have done a reformat, partitioned your Hard Drive, replaced your Hard drive, or are moving your Profile data to another PC which uses the same OS, you can use this easy method to move your Mozilla or Netscape Profile backup into the new install of Mozilla or Netscape. This is assuming that you have made a backup of the entire Profiles folder beforehand, in anticipation of the reformat, etc. If not then do that now, as this is the key to the easy move of the Profiles Data. See this page for your Profiles Folder Location


Install Netscape / Mozilla

The following steps are important:
Don't let Mozilla or Netscape launch once it is installed, and don't create a new profile. Close any window that opens at this point. This is so no Profiles Folder is created. You will copy the entire Profiles folder from your backup.

Next:
Copy the backup of the Profiles Folder and paste it into the Mozilla folder of the new install

That should get Mozilla or Netscape up and running.

To prevent having the Profile Manager open each time you open Mozilla or Netscape, right click on the Desktop Shortcut.
Select: Properties
Select: Shortcut
In the "Target" field add this command switch: -p yourprofilename
It will look similar to this, and note there is one trailing space after the final quotation mark:

"C:\Program Files\mozilla.org\Mozilla\mozilla.exe" -p yourprofilename -quiet
OR
"C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\Netscp.exe" -p yourprofilename -quiet
The -quiet disables the splash screen, of course, this is your choice


How to Back Up Your Profile


Backing up your Profile is essential in the event that Netscape, or your OS may crash, causing the loss of Profile data. Backing up the entire Profiles Folder is the recommended approach, if hard drive space is not an issue. The frequency of backups would depend on the frequency of changes you make in your Preferences, Bookmarks, Address Book, etc. If you make daily changes in your Profile, then make daily backups, etc. Create a "Backup" Folder on your HD for this purpose. Do not, however, back up the Cache Folder. Before backing up your Profiles Folder, delete the entire Cache Folder. Netscape rebuilds this Folder each time it is deleted.

There are two additions to backing up the entire Profiles Folder:
1.   Export all Address Books as an LDIF file, and save it to your "Backup" Folder.
2.   If you share a Bookmarks File (bookmarks.html) between Profiles, or between Netscape/Mozilla, then back it up also.

For the new user, "making a backup" is not a familiar term, and there is uncertainty in how it is accomplished. To back up the Profiles Folder, one would simply right click the Folder, select "Copy". Next, browse to the newly created "Backup" Folder, right click, and select "Paste". If HD space is an issue, but you have storage media such as a CD-RW, Zip drive, or only floppy disks, then you can back up the following specific data:

Mail:
To back up your mail messages, save the files without MSF extensions, for example Inbox, Drafts, Templates, etc. Also save the rules.dat file. The *.msf files are summary, or index files, and will be rebuilt automatically.

CAUTION: In the event you should have to replace your mail messages, they will replace any existing files in the new Mail folder. You may first want to rename the backup Mail files, e.g., change Inbox to OldInbox, etc. The renamed files will appear in the Netscape 7.0x Mail. This will ensure that you lose no existing mail.

News:
The subscribed groups are stored in the *.rc file (i.e. secnews.netscape.com.rc). The complete news server groups list is stored in hostinfo.dat (e.g. \News\secnews.netscape.com\hostinfo.dat). *.msf files store message summaries. To back up news, save the *.rc, and *.dat files.

NOTE:
This is not always successful, and often it is necessary to resubscribe to your Newsgroups.

Address book:
Open the Netscape Address Book
Export all Address Books as an LDIF File
Save to your Backup Folder
Browse to your Profile\profilename\*.slt Folder
Save: abook.mab (personal address book)
history.mab (collected addresses) if you use the Collected Addresses
Save all *.mab files, if you have multiple Address Books

Bookmarks
bookmarks.html file

User Name and Passwords:
somenumber.s (Password data)

Form Fill
somenumber.w (Form Fill data)

Cookies
cookies.txt

Dictionary:
custom.dic

User Preferences:
prefs.js (This is the Netscape configuration file)

User Customization files
user.js
chrome/userContent.css
chrome/userChrome.css
(Only if you have added your own customizations)

It is recommended that you do NOT back up the following files:

Cache Folder
chrome/*.jar
downloads.rdf
localstore.rdf
XULFastLoad
xul.mfasl
xul.mfl

Reusing these files could cause Netscape to either crash, or to malfunction.


Moving Netscape / Mozilla Profiles from PC to PC

On the Windows 95/98, or PC #1:

  1. Start Netscape / Mozilla
  2. Clear your Netscape / Mozilla cache
    (Edit | Preference | Advanced | Cache | then click "Clear Cache" button)
  3. Clear your Netscape / Mozilla History
    (Edit | Preference | Navigator | History | then click "Clear History" button)
  4. Open Mail & Newsgroups, empty the Trash folder, and Compact Mail
  5. Repeat these steps for each profile.
  6. Exit Netscape / Mozilla
  7. Next:   open Windows Explorer and using WinZip, or any Zip Program, and Zip the entire Profiles folder
    Do this for each Profile
    Copy the zipped Profile(s) folder(s) to CD, or whatever storage media you use

On the New Windows 2000 / Windows XP PC, or PC #2

  1. Assuming that the OS has been installed and running, with the internet connection correctly configured:
    Install Netscape / Mozilla
  2. The Profile Manager will open
  3. Click on:   "Create Profile," use the same Profile name as the Profile on PC #1.
  4. Open Windows Explorer
    From the Tools menu select:   Folder Options | View tab
    Under "Hidden files and folders" select "Show hidden files and folders". Click "OK".
    Uncheck "Hide protected operating system files"
  5. Next:
    Copy the zipped Profile folder to the HD on PC #2
    ***NOTE: If you are moving Netscape 7.1 or Mozilla 1.6, or older, Profiles, the path is different than that of PC#1, and an edit of the prefs.js file will be necessary Unzip (expand) the PC #1 Profiles folder to the Mozilla Profiles folder on PC #2:
    C:\Documents and Settings\WinXP_profile_name\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\NS_profile_name\salted_name\
  6. Open WordPad, and then File | Open, and navigate to the prefs.js file
    Use WordPad, as it has a "Find" and "Replace" feature
    The prefs.js file is located in the salted (*.slt) folder
  7. Change the PC #1 path FROM: C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\myNSProfile\abcd1234.slt
    TO: C:\Documents and Settings\WinXP_profile_name\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\NS_profile_name\salted_name\
  8. In WordPad click on Edit | "Find"
    When the first instance of the OLD path is found, then click on Edit | "Replace", and copy the new path in the "Replace with" field
    Now click on "Replace All", and each instance of the OS path of PC #1 will be replaced with
    the OS path of PC #2.
    When all paths have been changed, then click on File | Save
  9. Follow the same steps for each Profile
  10. Open Netscape / Mozilla and your Profile should be recognized.

***If you are moving a Netscape 7.2 or a Mozilla 1.7.x or later Profile, then all that's necessary is to copy the Profiles folder to the Mozilla folder, replacing the existing Mozilla folder. There is a new feature in the Mozilla 1.7.x Releases which has support for relative paths for mail folders in prefs.js. This enables the user to copy profiles from PC to PC, etc., without having to edit the prefs.js.


Missing Some Bookmarks

Reader Kay writes:

Q: Why is it that I lose some of my bookmarks when Itry to upgrade to 7.0 I have clung to NS 4.78 and never tried 06

Still a no go?
Try this:
 

****Windows 2000/Windows XP
C:\Documents and Settings/user_name/Application Data/Mozilla/Profiles/profilename/xxxxxxxx.slt
C:\Documents and Settings/user_name/Application Data/Phoenix/Profiles/profilename/xxxxxxxx.slt
C:\Documents and Settings/user_name/Application Data/Thunderbird/Profiles/profilename/xxxxxxxx.slt

 
****Windows NT 4.0:
C:WinntProfiles/%USER%/Application Data/Mozilla/Profiles/Netscape-Profile/xxxxxxxx.slt
 
****Windows 95/98/ME
C:\Windows/Application Data/Mozilla/Profiles/profilename/xxxxxxxx.slt
C:\Windows/Application Data/Phoenix/Profiles/profilename/xxxxxxxx.slt
C:\Windows/Application Data/Thunderbird/Profile/\profilename/xxxxxxxx.slt
 
If the Personal Toolbar is not viewable:

Reader Tami writes:

I have been searching the web....I hope you can help me! My computer crashed, with Netscape 7.1 installed on it. The techs at Best Buy backed up my data (address book/bookmarks, etc) to a CD Rom. The files are saved with the .mab extension, and Netscape says it doesn't recognize the file type when I try to open them. Upon further reading, I'm not sure Best Buy used the import/export tool to save this files, and they definitely were not converted to .ldif files. Netscape 7.1 is now reloaded on my computer, but I sure would like to get all my old addresses and emails loaded.

Am I sunk here? or is there a way to move these files from the CD Rom into Netscape?

Thanks very much for any assistance you can give (in plain English, thanks!)

The *,MAB* file extension should be the addressbook for Netscape 7.1. It should work if the file is indeed the correct file and not just renamed from something else. Before following the tips below, close all instances of Netscape including the Quick Launch near the time clock on your desktop in the System Tray. Once the file is copied, simply log of and then log on again and open your addtressbook. The addresses should then be there.

Try copying the file from your CD to:

In Windows 9.x systems: C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\profilename\*.slt

In Windows XP: C:\Documents and Settings\YourID\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\YourProfileNumber.slt

NOTE: YourID stands for the profine that you used YourProfileNumber.slt is the profile you have used and may start with a b followed by some other numbers and letters. But, what your looking for is the *.SLT* folder.

The addressbook is a file called, "abook.mab".

Copy that file from the Cd to the selected folder.

Once the addressbook is back I suggest that you backup your complete Profiles Folder frequently, and export your Address Book as an LDIF file, just as a fail safe.

Corrupt, or Disappearing Netscape 7 / Mozilla Address Book

If the Address Book is corrupt for any reason, or disappears due to a crash, the following procedures should allow you to retrieve the Address Book data:

  1. With Netscape/Mozilla, and Quick Launch closed:
    1. Backup the Address Book file: abook.mab
  2. Next: open the Address Book using Notepad
  3. Look for any obvious signs of corruption, such as long lines, blank spaces or binary garbage like this:

     0OZΎPsTG{A` oO͑ZHoqm晿

    This is most likely to appear at the end of the Address Book file. 
  4. If found, delete the lines
  5. Click on File | Save, and close the Address Book
  6. Now Open Netscape and the Address Book should be viewable.

The final word on Netscape 6.0's Addressbook....I hope
It ain't easy, but there is a way to export the Netscape 6.0 pain in the backside addressbook

I am amazed at the number of emails I have been getting lately concerning the desire to export the Netscape 6.0 address book. there is a way, but it ain't easy and updating to Netscape 7.1 is no garuntee either. But you really should update to Netscape 7.1 it is lightyears ahead of anything Netscape has done to date

Okay, here is what you need to do to get the Netscape Addressbook into a form which you can work with.

Netscape 6 does provide one roundabout way to export address book data. Address book cards can be printed out. By installing the Generic printer with FILE: as the printer port, you can generate a text file of the address book. To install the Generic printer (that’s its name), click Start > Settings > Printers. Double-click on Add Printer, Click on Next > Local Printer > Next, and select Generic from the list of manufacturers. In the port selection screen choose FILE: as the port. In Windows 95 and 98, the Windows CD-ROM may have to be inserted to complete the process.

Printing the address book (select one entry with a single click, and then hit Ctrl-A to select all) will bring up the Print to File dialogue box, requesting that you to save the file as a *.prn file. The .prn file is a plain text file. Netscape 6 will generate a new file for each card printed from the address book. These files can then be combined and edited to produce a comma-delimited or .ldif address book file that can be imported by Netscape Communicator or Outlook Express or saved to a floppy for later import into which ever client you decide on. To combine all of the .prn files, use the DOS command “COPY *.prn FILENAME”. This will concatenate all the *.prn files into a single file. You may want to do this through DOS (start | Run (Windows Key + R) and type: COMMAND in the 9.x kernel, or if you have Win XP through the DOS Emulation (Start | Run (Windows Key + R) | type: CMD

Once done, rename the file from PRN to LDIF. they are both nothing more than text files.


Back up Mail Folders:

@ Where's my mail?

  • Mozilla/Netscape

  • Outlook Express

  • Outlook

  • Eudora

  • Pegasus

  • Email programs seem to make a habit of burying mail in out-of-the-way folders, making it hard to locate if you ever want to back up the original mail folders manually, or if you simply want to know where your mail is being stored.

    Why they don't stick it in a sub-folder of My Documents -- so users are likely to back up their email when they back up the rest of their documents -- is beyond me. Backing up email is often a bear anyway, because few programs automate the procedure, and so this obfuscation of the mail folders simply adds to the confusion.

    Here's a quick guide to finding where your mail is stored.

     [Mozilla/Netscape]

    In Mozilla and Netscape Mail, there's a neat shortcut you can use to discover the exact location of a particular mail folder:

    1. Right-click the mail folder and choose Copy Folder Location from the pop-up menu. This pops the complete path to the mail folder onto the Clipboard.
    2. Copy the contents of the clipboard into a document to store the folder path.

    For example, the path to my Inbox in Mozilla Mail is:

    mailbox:/F\Documents and Settings\Dad\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\n00afwew.slt\Mail

    Alternatively you can right click on the mail folder in Windows Explorer and choose properties, and  you should receive, in my example it is: Simply drag your cursor over the file location and copy it to your clipboard. Open Notepad and paste it in. Now you have the full path to your mail folder. Are we having fun yet?

    F:\Documents and Settings\Dad\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\default\n00afwew.slt\Mail

    This bypasses the regular method of re-writing everything. To coin a phrase, "Set it, and forget it".

    That's not in the usual form you see pathnames, but it's easy enough to derive the regular pathname -- just strip off the mailbox:/, replace the C| with C: , and make all the slashes into sloshes (backslashes for example: "/" becomes "\")..This, of course assumes that you placed the application in the defaults. As you can see by my example, I didn't. Call me a rebal but that's just the way I am.

    Here's a quick way to open a mail folder on your computer:

    1. Click Start -> Run and paste the pathname you grabbed from Mozilla or Netscape Mail into the Open box, but don't hit OK yet.
    2. Edit the path by replacing the mailbox:/C| at the beginning with C: and by deleting the Inbox at the end (or whichever mail folder you have selected). In my case this results in:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Dad\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\Dad\l3xn4x9v.slt\Mail\pop.east.cox.net\

    1. Click OK. The folder will open..

    If you open the mail folder you'll find two files for every mail folder. For example, you'll find an Index file and an Index.msf file; a Trash and a Trash.msf; a Sent and a Sent.msf; and so on. The .msf files are indexes; your mail is stored in the other files, those without file extensions. If you ever do a manual backup, you only really need to copy the extension-less (Inbox not Inbox.msf) files because the .msf files get re-built automatically, although you may find it easier to copy the entire contents of your mail folder anyway. If you have any nested mail folders (for example, Work\Read Later and Work\Done) you'll find a sub-folder with an .sbd extension with the mail files contained within that. In this example, there'd be a sub-folder called Work.sbd containing four files: Read Later, Read Later.msf, Done and Done.msf.

    Feeling really brave? Simply copy the contents of the local folders into your backup. If something goes a rye, simply copy the saved backup, back into the original folder and, viola, your messages are back where they belong.

    [Outlook Express]

    In Outlook Express, right-click a folder and choose Properties from the pop-up menu to see the storage location. In the Properties dialog the folder location is displayed under This Folder Is Stored In The Following File. Chances are the folder name will be truncated, due to shoddy design on Microsoft's part. And, because it's greyed out, you may think there's no way of displaying the whole thing. But you can: Just click anywhere in the folder path and use the right-arrow key to scroll through it. If you want to grab the whole path, click and drag all the way across the folder path to highlight it, press Ctrl+V to copy it to the clipboard, and then paste it into a document.

    Outlook Express stores my Inbox in an even more outlandishly out-of-the-way place than Mozilla:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Dad\Application Data\Identities\{742DC712-BE9D-4EF7-BA65-C0041FC3121A}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\Inbox.dbx

    To open the folder:

    1. Click Start -> Run and paste the pathname you grabbed from Outlook Express into the Open box, but don't hit OK yet.
    2. Edit the path by deleting the Inbox.dbx at the end (or whichever .dbx file you have selected). In my case, this results in:

    C:\Documents and Settings\Dad\Application Data\Identities\{742DC712-BE9D-4EF7-BA65-C0041FC3121A}\Microsoft\Outlook Express\

    1. Click OK to open the folder.

    [Outlook]

    Outlook stores all your mail in a single .pst file (if you're using POP3 email and not Exchange Server), instead of using individual files for each mail folder. In fact, Outlook sticks everything into that .pst file: Mail, contacts, calendar entries, and so on. To locate the .pst file, by default called Outlook.pst:

    1. From the File Menu select Data File Management to display the Outlook Data Files dialog.
    2. You'll see the pathname for your .pst file listed, although the confines of the dialog make it hard to see the full path. The easiest way to check it is to click the .pst file in the list (there may be more than one) and then click Open Folder to open the folder which contains the file.

    [Eudora]

    If you install Eudora to the default location, you'll find the mail files in the C:\Program Files\Qualcomm\Eudora folder. Eudora creates two files for each mail folder, the mail store has the extension .mbx and the index has the extension .toc.

    [Pegasus]

    Pegasus creates a folder for each user within C:\Program Files\PMAIL\MAIL (provided you installed the program to the default location). To check the location for the current user:

    1. From the Help Menu choose About Pegasus Mail.
    2. Click the Info button. You'll see detailed information about your Pegasus Mail account, including the home mailbox location.

    Pegasus has a particularly intricate system of storing messages, mail, folders and all the other stuff it keeps (if you want to sort out what all those files are in your PMAIL\MAIL folder, check out this item from the Pegasus Knowledgebase. If you ever want to back up your Pegasus mail, grab the whole folder.


    Lost emails when upgrading from Netscape 7.0 to Netscape 7.1

    Walter asks:

    Question: I’ve used 7.0 with some different mail folders. By install the update, 7.0 was complete gone. The feature “export mails” isn’t not more part of this program. My mails are lost?

    Possible Answer: I am going to assume that you are talking about an upgrade from 7.0 to 7.1.
    {Comfirmation Pending}

    If you are using Windows 98, go to the location of the profile (Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\Yourname\**********.slt) and find the old profile name you were using prior to installing 7.1. There will be a INBOX folder that should have all your saved email. Keep in mind that the INBOX folder you are looking for is NOT the one with the .msf extension. You can delete those. You should be able to copy and paste the inbox contents to your new profile inbox. If you installed 7.1 in its own directory, you can do the same thing and transfer the inbox contents to the new profile inbox. Installing 7.1 in its own directory is the better way to upgrade Netscape

    For Windows XP:

    The most common causes for this problem:

    If none of the above solve your problem, then Create a new Profile.

    To create a new profile....

    1. Close Netscape
    2. Back up the Profiles Folder located in:
      C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\profilename\xxxxxxxx.slt
      (depending on your OS)
    3. Next, go to:
      START | PROGRAM FILES | NETSCAPE 7.0 | PROFILE MANAGER
    4. Open the Profile Manager and create a NEW Profile, entering a NEW PROFILE NAME. Click "Finish" and click "Exit".
    5. Open Windows Explorer and in the NEW Profile Folder:
      C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\profilename\xxxxxxxx.slt

      NOTE: If it asks to overwrite the files say YES.)
    6. Copy from the OLD profile, and paste into the NEW profile:abook.mab and all other files with .mab extension
      1. (Address Book)
      2. bookmarks.html
      3. cert7.db (Security Certificates)
      4. cookies.txt
      5. cookperm.txt (cookie and image permissions)
      6. custom.dic (Dictionary)
      7. downloads.rdf (Download Manager Data)
      8. history.mab (Collected Addresses)
      9. localstore.rdf (Defines default windows settings,and info about toolbars, size, positions, etc.)
      10. panels.rdf (Panel displayed in the Sidebar)
      11. search.rdf (Search Plugins in the Sidebar)
      12. user.js
      13. Plugins Folder
    7. Open Netscape:
    8. Check to see if Preferences are established, Bookmarks, etc.. You will still need to go through the Edit|Preferences and change some of the defaults to your preferences. The Sidebar, startup page, etc. Just go through all the Preferences and change to your liking.
    9. Set up your Mail & Newsgroups Accounts, then close Netscape.
    10. Open Windows Explorer:
      Copy all the files from the OLD profile News folder to the NEW News folder. This doesn't always work, and you may have to resubscribe to Newsgroups.
    11. Copy all the files with no .msf extensions from the OLD profile Mail folder to the NEW Mail folder:
    12. Copy all SBD folders to the NEW Mail folder (These are the subfolders)
    13. Copy the rules.dat file. This is your Mail Filter data, but it may be neccessary to recreate your filters. Personal experience indicates that not all filters transfer correctly. These files are located in:
      C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\profilename\xxxxxxxx.slt\Mail\accountname
      (depending on your OS)

      NOTE: In Netscape 7.0 Mail & Newsgroups Account|Server Settings, ensure that the "Local Directory" setting points to the NEW PROFILE folder.
    14. In addition to adding the following two files (somenumber.s and somenumber.w) also edit lines in the user.js or prefs.js, to point to the existing file.
    15. usercontent.css (User customization/appearance settings (text colors,etc.)
    16. userchrome.css (Controls the UI Chrome of Netscape)

    I have had very little questions concerning this issue with Netscape 7.1 unlike older versions. I suppose there is a first time for everything. Hope this helps you to solve the mystery. I would be interested to know if any of the above suggestions solved the problem. though you are the first to complain about this in NS 7.1, it has been my experience you won't be the last.


    Importing backup Netscape 6.2 Messenger files to Netscape 7.1

    Ajit asks:

    I had Window 98 with Netscape 4.5 and 6.2 Communicator. Now I just upgraded to Window XP Pro with XP Office. Before I did that I transferred my Email Users Folders to Exterior Hard Drive which I recently purchased. Now I have installed Netscape 7.1. I am trying to import these folders to Netscape 7.1 on C Drive. Unable to do it. Can you help me?

    Sure Ajit, try this:
    Mail folders are text based files. You can copy them as you would any files. They can be opened with a text editor, which will display all messages, one after the other. The default path to the directory which contains your mail folder should be:

     Netscape 6, Netscape 7
    C:\...\Mozilla\Profiles\profile_name\salted_name\Mail\each_mail_account
    (Note: the location of Netscape 6 or 7 profile location is different by platform,

    For other platforms, please see: Profile Location

     Ignore files with an .snm extension; they are built as needed. Copy only the files that have no extension, such as INBOX. If you have subfolders, copy all files (except .snm extension) under subfolders.

    If you ever need to view those files in Messenger, they can be copied back to the MAIL directory. However, rename them first to avoid overwriting an existing folder (file) of the same name. For example, rename INBOX to OLDINBOX so the current INBOX folder isn't overwritten. Create a folder in Messenger for messages you want to save. Copy that folder to the back up.

    Path Profile Locations:

    Netscape 6/7 Profile Location

    By default, Netscape profiles are stored in different places on different platforms. Users may also choose a directory (or folder) in which to store their profile data.

    For Netscape 6 and 7, the default profile and registry storage are stored in the directories (or called folders) are shown in the table below. Paths to the Mozilla directory vary among platforms.

    The mozilla directory always contains the following:
    * The profile registry (name varies among platforms)
    * A directory called Profiles

    The Profiles directory contains one or more directories whose names correspond to Netscape profiles (shown as profile_name in table below).
    Each of these directories includes another directory whose name is composed of random numbers and letters (shown as salted_name (*****.slt) in table below). (side issue: why use random numbers and letters?)
    For Windows platforms, your Windows login name is referred as user_name.

    Important: The directory Application Data may be hidden on some Windows platforms (such as Windows 2000 and XP). If this is the case, the user should follow these steps to see it:
    1. Open the View menu for the Mozilla directory and choose Options.
    2. Click the View tab.
    3. Under Hidden Options, click "Show all files".

    Netscape 6/7 Profile Location (sorted by Platform)
    Windows 2000/Windows XP
    C:\Documents and Settings\user_name\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\profile_name\salted_name

    Windows NT
    C:\Winnt\Profiles\user_name\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\profile_name\salted_name

    Windows ME
    C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\profile_name\salted_name

    Windows 95/Windows 98
    (If Windows login password protection is disabled)
    C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\profile_name\salted_name

    (If Windows login password protection is enabled)
    C:\Windows\Profiles\user_name\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\profile_name\salted_name


    Can not get Netscape 7.1 to start after several installs and uninstalls

    Question: I recently had to re-partitianed and reformat my drive. I have a copy of Netscape 7.1 and installed it. When I clicked on the Netscape icon after rebooting, it wouldn't start. I have tried everything I could think of. I went to add remove programs, deleted Netscape. rebooted, installed, tried again, same thing, nada. Went to Add/Remove programs and deleted the software again. Rebooted, went to C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla. Deleted that folder. Went to the Programs folder and manually deleted everything I could find that pertains to Netscape. Then went to the Registry and searched and deleted everything that I could find on Netscape.

    Rebooted, tried to install NS 7.1 again and the same blasted thing. How on earth does anyone get this thing to work?

    Judd

    Answer: Well Judd, I feel your pain. One would think that you have done everything that could possible be done. Not entirely true. There is more:

    1. Go ahead and delete everything Netscape again
    2. Go to Add/Remove Programs again and see if there is a program called GRE. If it is listed, delete it. If not carry on.
    3. Go to C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mozilla (In some installations the folder is called C:\Program Files\Common Files\Mozilla.org)
    4. Delete the folder called GRE
    5. Reboot
    6. When Windows returns, be sure to close any and all applications you have running.
    7. Reinstall Netscape 7.1 again.
    8. NS 7.1 should now be working.

    Pictures not being shown in browser with Netscape 7.1
    Our first Netscape 7.1 question goes to Kathy

    Question: I' ve been searching for the answer to this one: Upgraded to Netscape 7.1 smoothly and everything is operational EXCEPT a majority of the web pages do not load gifs and jpgs. If I right click on the area where the image should be to view, I can get an image in a new window. I set preferences to use Netscape as the default for jpgs and gifs. I also updated my Java. I sure hope you can figure this one out!

    Forgot, after I right click to view the image and return to the web page, I can then see the image.

    Answer: Ah, this is excellent. In most of these types of cases simply increasing your browser cache is enough to resolve this problem.

    Here is how:

    1. Open Navigator
    2. Click Edit | Preferences
    3. Double Click on the Advanced Header to reveal sub headers
    4. Choose Cache
    5. Click the clear cache button
    6. Increase your cache size by increments of 10 MB up to but not over 100 MB.
    7. Click okay button
    8. Close all instances of Netscape and then re-open it to set the changes into the registry.
    9. Try your webpage again to see if the pictures now appear.

    Followup after the above didn't work:

    Image Preferences
    How to set preferences for images. To view the preference settings for images:

    1. Open the Edit menu and choose Preferences.
    2. Under the Privacy & Security category, click Images. (If no sub categories are visible, double-click Privacy & Security to expand the list. then click on images)

    This may be the problem, at least, lets hope it is. Your browser should have this type of setting. If not, change them to
    Accept All Images. see below for explanation.

    Image Acceptance Policy details below:
    Image Acceptance preferences allow you to control whether and where Navigator displays images:

    Your choices under this section are:

    * Do not load any images: Select this option if you do not want Navigator to display images.
    * Accept all images: Select this option if you want Navigator to display all images. (This option is selected by default.)
    * Do not load remote images in Mail & Newsgroups messages: Select this check box if you want to avoid downloading images embedded in web pages sent as message attachments. (This check box is selected by default.)

    Is the appropriate HTTP protocol set up?
    Make sure that your browser is using the 1.1 version of the HTTP standards. You will find it under
    Edit | Preferences | Advanced | HTTP Networking.

    I do not advise on enabling the faster load times as established in the Pipeling section. Very few web sites take advantage of this new protocol and it could have unknown consequences.

    Scripts and Plugins most likely not your problem
    I am going to assume that you were able to view the image in the first email. Correct? If you did then it isn't a problem with the scripts and plugins section

    (Edit | Preferences | Advanced header | Scripts and plugins)

    No harm in checking it to cover all of our bases though. If change images is not checked, place a check mark for it.

    On a side note: If you did enable the JPG format under Edit | Preferences | Advanced | System, you may want to consider unchecking them. This action sets Netscape as your default JPEG image viewer and associates Netscape with that extension. If you have another image viewer which you use, double clicking on a JPG image will not open the image viewer you have been using, it will open Netscape. I seriously doubt that this is the reason that your browser isn't showing pictures and in fact, it may cause you some grief later on. Especially if you remove Netscape from the system. The image association will remain behind, but you will not have a program associated with your JPG images any longer..

    Check with your ISP
    If all of this fails, may I suggest that you contact your local ISP's Tech Support. Tell them what is going on. Maybe their server is set up with some strange form of configuration at best or at least, they can suggest different settings to use to suite their operation.

    Follow up and success,
    Thanks Kathleen for the information.

    It's 3:13 a.m. and I am so happy to report that everything appears to be working. I must have had a corrupt reg file. After uninstalling Netscape I did a regedit and manually deleted all occurrences of Netscape. Did a clean reinstall and all is fine in the world again. Now I can rest in peace again.

    Don't know about the Registry Editor that Kathleen is talking about? See: Bo's Registry Tweaks


    Remove a plug-in

    Question: How do I uninstall or remove a plug-in from Netscape?

    Answer: To remove plug-ins from Navigator or Communicator on Windows 95/98 or NT, first check the Add/Remove Control Panel and see if the plug-in has a deinstaller. Windows 3.1x users should see if they have a program group for the plug-in that has a deinstaller for it.

    If none exist, open Navigator/Communicator and from the Help menu, select About Plug-ins. Here you will see a list of all the plug-ins that you have installed. The information will look something like this: Plug-ins for Netscape 7.x can be found in C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape\Pugins by default. Subsitute your drive letter for C:\> if you have installed Netscape in another folder.

    Netscape Default Plug-in

    File name: C:\PROGRAM FILES\NETSCAPE\COMM407\PROGRAM\plugins\npnul32.dll

    Default Plug-in

    Mime Type

    Description

    Suffixes

    Enabled

    *

    Netscape Default Plug-in

    *

    Yes

    1. Make a note of the file name (npnul32.dll) and exit Navigator.
    2. Do a search on your computer for the file.
    3. Once you’ve found the file, rename it to filename.old (npnul32.old).
    4. When you start Navigator again, the plug-in will no longer be active.

    Macintosh users need to open their hard drive | Netscape Navigator (or Communicator) | Plug-ins and move any plug-ins that are in the folder to a different folder. This will remove most plug-ins; others may require further configuration within the associated program.

    Unix users follow a process similar to Windows users, but the plug-ins are generally .SO files and are located in usr\local\netscape\plugins.


    Exporting Your Addressbook and Mail Messages from Netscape 6.22 to Outlook 2002 (XP) ~ Chris

    Question: Hi – love the site… many of the headaches I’ve wrestled with RE: Netscape over the years are covered nicely here… 

    One thing:  am I simply screwed if I want to export my mail and address book files from Netscape 6.2.2 for import into MS Outlook 2002 (10.2627.2625)?? 

    A work situation is forcing me to abandon NS (to whom I was loyal lo these many years…)  What’s the situation with an export/import routine for these packages??  Any third-party stuff I can use?   Thanks in advance…Chris

    Answer: I hope you continue to find the site useful.

    One thing must be said at the beginning, both Netscape 7.0 and 7.02 do have the mail and address exporter. The simplest thing to do is to download and install version 7.0 or 7.02 and use its exporter to make your extension changes.

    That being said, there are ways to export the mail and address book with the older version of 6.22. This is a sledgehammer pounding a flea approach, but you can open the .ldif files in Excel and add the Outlook specified header names to the columns and then save the doc as a .csv file so Outlook would read it. Outlook added an inexplicable space to the end of the e-mail address in the e-mail address line in the Contact's card. In order to correct this problem you need to edit each and every email address, this is very tedious.

    As for third party software to accomplish this task, I am not aware of any. This, of course, doesn't mean there isn't something out there. It simply means I don't know of any off the top of my head.

    I realize that these answers aren't exactly what you were hoping for and for that I am sorry. Netscape 6.x series was, to put it mildly, a huge pain in the backside.

    Note: Some items below may or may not apply to you. I simply include them to cover all bases. Good luck.

  •  

    Question Update:

  • Configuring Outlook (2002) to Query LDAP is something you may, or may not need, depending on how your work server is set up. I include it only as an instruction. Generally this is something that will be handled by your administrator.

    Configuring Outlook (2002) to Query LDAP

    Outlook 2002

    1. Select Tools > Services.
    2. Click Add. Select Microsoft LDAP Directory. Click OK. At this point, it may be necessary to insert the Office installation CD.
    3. After the appropriate software has been loaded from the installation media (if necessary), enter the following information in the LDAP Directory Service box:

    Example:
    * Directory Service Account: <Your Server> Directory
    * Server Hostname: directory.<Your Account for example Chris.edu>
    * Search Base: o=<For example>Chris Server Listing

    4. Do not fill in the User Name: or Password: fields; if you do, the search will fail.
    5. Click OK.
    6. Select File > Exit.
    7. Log off your machine, then log back on.

    If you want Outlook to query LDAP when sending email:

    1. Select Tools > Services.
    2. In Services, select the Addressing tab.
    3. Move the LDAP – directory.<In the above example>Chris.edu  entry above the Global Address List by clicking on the LDAP – directory.Chris.edu entry, then clicking on the up-pointing arrow to the right, then clicking on OK.
    4. Select File > Exit.
    5. Log off your machine, then log back on.


    Question: How can I Password Protect User Profiles in Netscape 7.0  ???? - Dave

    Aanswer: In past versions (Up to NS 6.2) this could be achieved by opening Netscape.cfg
    (C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape6\Netscape.cfg)
    in Windows Notepad and looking for the line  "profile.Mgr.security.allowPassword" that defaulted to "false", not allowing passwords to be added/changed in Profile Manager. Setting it to "true" in Netscape.cfg allowed that.Unfortunately this is not present in NS 7 nor in 7.02.

    Currently Netscape/Mozilla does not encrypt profile data, so your best bet would be restricting read and write access to your profile directory through your operating system's file system facilities. Pain in the backside? Yeah it is. Netscape has version 7.02 available at present. You can find it here:
    http://channels.netscape.com/ns/browsers/download.jsp
    I haven't, as yet, had a chance to view this newer version but from what I have observed, there isn't that much in the way of profile management in the 7.02 version, no more than there was in the 7.0 version. Below are some suggestions for profile security but they belong more to the operating system then they do for Netscape itself.

    This from Netscape about the newest version:
     What is new in Netscape 7.02?

    Netscape 7.02 offers a set of new features as well as minor stability and performance enhancements. These new features include optional Popup Controls that can be set within Preferences. Also, it adds the ability to view several tabbed pages as your home page experience. In addition, Netscape 7.02 offers enhancements to mail for AOL members who use the application to manage their mail, including the ability to unsend, check status and mark mail as unread. This release also has increased control in managing certificates. If a web site displays a certificate from a certificate authority you don't know, you now have the opportunity to accept or reject the certificate.

    An Option
    Even if you put a password on your Mac, Windows95, Windows 3.1, or Windows NT installed on FAT partition, anyone who is able to access your hard drive will be able to open your profile.  On these systems a password protected screen saver may be your only option, although it is possible to bypass it.

    On Windows NT using a NTFS file system you can explicitly protect your profile:

    1. Locate your folder in the /users/
    2. Right click on the folder that holds your profile.
    3. Pick Properties.
    4. Click on the security tab.
    5. Hit the permissions button.
    6. Hit the add button, then show users.  Highlight your computer account name, then hit add. You might also want to set the type of access to full.
    7. You are done. The permissions box should now list System and your login name.

    This will prevent even system administrators from casually accessing your profile, but they might be able to override your security if necessary. Your profile name will still be listed in the profile manager but access will be denied to any user account except your own.

    Another Options:

    If you have Win 2K, NT, or XP you need to create a user account for each profile, and then for each user
    profile set the file/folder permissions so that only you have access to it.

    Sorry I can not be of more help, but we can only do what the software will allow us to do and profile options are very limited. The newest versions of Netscape, and Mozilla for that matter, are not as open source as some would have you believe.


    Can't Get Netscape 7.0, Mozilla, or Opera to auto-Dial in Windows XP? Try this:

    Reader Angie writes:

    Q. I'm getting very disgusted with Microsoft. I recognize that the browser wars are over, but still prefer Netscape over explorer. Anyway, I really hope you can help because I'm very frustrated. Running Windows XP. Using Netscape 7. I can't make it auto dial my connection with Netscape. Have done everything Netscape said to do on their help sites, but it still won't work. Have no problem auto dialing with explorer. Hmmm, chance that Microsoft is just too insecure to allow an auto dial
    with Netscape?

    If you know how to fix this, I'd really appreciate the information.

    A. Sure Angie, lets see what we can come up with.
    If your thinking about installing the Service Pack Update (Windows XP SP-1) don't! Here is why
    Go Directly to the Solution. Okay, possible Solution.

    First I have to ask the obvious. Have you enabled Netscape 7.0 as your default browser?

    Win XP SP-1 Has Problems of it's Own

    I would ask if you have downloaded and installed the Windows update, Windows XP Service Pack 1 (XP SP-1), but have found several flaws within this update and am advising anyone who will listen not to install this update. Why? Because it has some oddities which I am not able to put my finger on. While it is supposed to address the very issues you are talking about and in all fairness, it does address them, it also seems to launch applications and then not remove them thought the common stack or heap dumps. Geek speak for it starts programs and won't let go to the point of drowning the processor of the infected machine so that it gains up to 100% CPU (Central Processing Unit) usage and slows to a standstill. I am still studying this phenomena and hope to find the reason for it. The fact that it isn't an isolated incident, many of my readers are telling me they suffer the affect after installing the update, makes me question Microsoft's intention behind this behavior. This is made all the more intolerable when my usual contacts at Microsoft, are mum on the subject. This indicates, at least to me, of orders from higher up on the Microsoft food chain, to be silent.

    Okay, now that I have vented, lets see what we can determine about your NS 7.0 settings and Windows Xpect Pain.

    Fortunatly, Windows XP has more user pro-active programs to cipher through these problems. In Windows 98 and Me, it would be necessary to make a Registry Edit in order to perform this task.

    The trick is to open the services dialog. Setting MSIE to "always dial" only helps MS programs. Third-party programs (Like Netscape 7, Opera 6, and Mozilla) do not use the hidden hooks that MS programs are given. Copyright laws being what they are I am assuming that AOL/Time Warner, can't get the proper initiator codec.

    You need start services. Here is how:

    1. Right-click My Computer,
    2. Select Manage, and then expand Services and Applications,
    3. Select Services
    4. Scroll down until you see an entry called Remote Access Auto Connection Manager.
    5. Right-click it, select properties.
    6. Where you see Manual (as drop-down menu), change it to Automatic.
    7. Select OK (you can also start the service first) and
    8. Reboot to let the OS get this setting through its thick head. (Lock it into the System Registry)

    When you reboot, you should be able to have any non-MS program automatically dial out.

    There are also a few more settings that have to be made in the dial-out window (that pop up when you want to access the Internet... you need to deselect, "Ask me before connecting", on one of the sub-windows), but you should be able to have Netscape 7.0 auto-dial now. I have suggested this fix successfully on several reader's XP computers so far.


    Netscape 6.2.3 Mail & Newsgroups default to Aribic charset.

    Q. When I right click on a mail folder the char set displays Western iso-8859-1 but when I go to the pull down menu, the arabic IBM 864 is checked and when I change it manually to Western (or any other char set) it goes back to Arabic.

    Sent in by reader~Linda

    A. The Character Coding menu cannot correct the thread pane display of non-MIME encoded headers. If the message displayed lacks MIME charset information, the thread pane display obeys the default message display charset set in the Preferences dialog box under "Mail & Newsgroups | Message Display | Languages". Correctly setting this option to the charset most often used in the user's mail viewing helps avoid display problem of this type.

    1. Open Netscape
    2. Click Tasks | Mail & News
    3. Click Edit | Preferences
    4. Double click Mail & Newsgroups
    5. Select message Display
    6. Under the "Languages" section select your desired character set
    7. Be sure that the "Apply default to all messages (Ignore character coding specified by MIME header) check box is checked.
    8. Close NS
    9. Close NS Quicklaunch in the Windows system tray (By the system clock) if you have it enabled.
    10. Restart Netscape 6.2.3
    11. Your recently received mail may show the Arabic headers but all new incoming mail should now be set to your default character set.

    Netscape 6.2.2 keeps locking up when it loads the Java Console

    Q. I am not sure, it may depend on the Java version I experience, primarily, lock ups on exiting NS6.2.2.When,6.2.2 is started, the Java icon appears in the taskbar, and it disappear, as Netscape is closed. I found out that it was not always disappear. So, I went to check the properties of the plugin in the Control Panel. First possible problem was that I had four Java icons there, from
    1.3.1,1.3.1_1,1.3.1_2 and the newly downloaded.

    A. A new Netscape version and a bunch of new bugs and problems. Will it ever end? We can only hope.

    First things first. In control panel select the newest version of Java Plug-In (1.3.1_02) double click on it to open it. The Java Plug-in  Control Panel will open. On the Advanced tab be sure that Java 1.3.1_02 is selected in the Java Runtime environment is selected.

    Secondly;  Go to the Java Website and download Java[tm] 2 Standard Edition, version 1.4 section
    Install it and try NS 6.2.2 again. If it still locks up, return to the control panel and double click on the 1.4 version again. Be sure that the Java Plug-in 1.4 is installed as the default plug-in. If it isn't set to be so and try NS 6.2.2 once again. This should have taken care of the problem. Visit the
    Java Website

    Download j2re-1_4_0-win.exe.
    Filesize = 9,373,896 bytes. English version

    Once it is installed, be sure that it is the default Java console and try your Netscape 6.2.2 browser again. This should fix the problem, however, there are other bugs which NS needs to address. If the error isn't corrected by this method, it is best to uninstall NS 6.2.2 and install NS 6.2.1 which seems to be better suited for casual browsing.


    Q. A new install of Netscape 6.2.2 doesn't display the option to create a new account.

    A. In Windows Explorer navigate to:
    C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape 6\components\activation.dll

    Delete *activation.dll* , You do not need to activate.

    Or try this:

    1. Go to C:\Program Files\Netscape\Netscape 6\defaults\pref folder.
    2. Open the all-ns.js with text editor and find the following entry:
      pref("browser.registration.enable", true);
    3. change to false, as shown below:
      pref("browser.registration.enable", false);

    Recovering Lost Email Messages in Netscape 6.2.1

    Q. I've got the following problem - I've recently installed NS 6.2.1, and for two times it crashed during downloading new e-mails. The results in both cases are that the MSF files were damaged, and I cannot see the messages, even though they are in the INBOX file. Of course, I can read it in the INBOX with a text reader, but it is very confusing that all messages are gone (and I had more than a thousand in my INBOX, some of them very important). Do you have any idea how can I fix this, converting the INBOX file or something similar.

    A. First the good news. I have it on good authority (fly on the wall) that these types of problems are going to be addressed in the next NS release. Netscape 6.x versions, collect them all, impress your friends.

    Now for your problem:
    Using Windows Explorer, (Explorer.exe) go into your profile folder [1]. Usually it can be found in:

    C:\WINDOWS\Application Data\Mozilla

    There, you should find the mail | mail server folder delete all *.msf files.

    Since we have so many people using so many different operating systems (all of which have different names for the folders in their paths), probably the easiest way to address this *.msf* issue is to click on Start / Find / Files or Folders and enter *.msf and all drives. The *.msf files can then be deleted in the resultant search window, with no need to know or memorize the specific path.

    This should solve the problem. Relegating the *.msf* files to the recycle bin will allow you to recover them if something should go amiss. Be sure to delete any files in the recycle bin you do not believe you will need to restore before sending the *.msf* files into it. This will ensure that you will have enough disk space to recover them if necessary. You really shouldn't have to recover them but I always choose to do things on the side of caution.


    Transfering NS 6.2.1 mail files back to NS 4.x

    Q. After I installed 6.2, crashed repeatedly and gave up in disgust, I downloaded 4.7. Problem is, the import utility only works moving files from an older version to an upgrade, and not in reverse. How do I get my mail out of 6.2 to 4.7? Tried moving the mail.xpt file manually, but nothing happened

    A. No need for an import utility since they use the same mailbox format. Copy the mail files from your 6.x profiles mail folder (files with no extension i.e. inbox, sent, etc.) to the corresponding 4.x mail folder. No need to copy the .msf entries since this is the 6.x version of the 4.x .snm files. These will be recreated by the software as needed.


    Changing the Profile Path in NS 6.2.1

    Q. i'm not very happy to find the netscape profile in my wnt-profile.THe most silly thing ist the randomizes directory path \mozilla\profiles\<profilname>\"random dir"\...). Has anyone an idea, how i can change the profile path away from then wnt-profile-directory , ie. to c:\netscape\...

    Info: The randomizing of the profile directory is by design and is done to protect it against a malicious user finding out what the user profile is and finding it's directory is. This makes it difficult for a malicious person to cause unknown havoc. Why would anyone want to mess with a coworkers profile? You would need to ask the one messing with the files. Is this randomizing really a smart idea? Not in my humble opinion.

    A. Safest way: Create a new profile with the profile manager and explicitly set the new directory. Then migrate your old data toi the new profile.


    Netscape mail wiped out my inbox messages

    Open NS6 Mail, choose a folder other than Inbox and let it load, then go back to inbox (note number of messages), close NS6. Repeat several times, each time the number of messages in the inbox should grow until they are all accounted for. It wouldn't hurt, at this point, to make a copy of the entire user folder in a safe place.

    If you are still having problems, delete the inbox.msf in the mozilla user folder, and try again.


    Make backups: | AddressBook | Mails | News |

    Mails:
    Your emails are stored in the subfolder \Mail\ \ - for example \Mail\pop.mail.yahoo.com\ To backup your emails, save the files without extension, for example "INBOX". The *.msf files are index files, they save the way your mailboxes are displayed (sort order, read/unread status).
    Just save the complete mail folder if you are uncertain what to save.

    News:
    Your news server details are stored in \News\ \ - for example \News\secnews.netscape.com\
    this folder contains *.msf files with the same function as the *.msf files for emails.
    Your subscribed groups are stored in the *.rc file, for example secnews.netscape.com.rc
    The complete newsserver groupslist is stored in \News\secnews.netscape.com\hostinfo.dat
    To backup news, save the *.rc file, the *.dat file and the *.msf files.

    Address book:

    In your profile directory, save abook.mab (regular address book) and history.mab (collected addresses). If you have more than one address book, save all *.mab files.
    Bookmarks:
    Save the file bookmarks.html.
    Saved username/passwords list:
    Your saved usernames/password list for websites is stored in 12345678.s - the number part is random. Save the file. Once you reinstalled everything and created a new profile, let the new profile create a new *.s file by going to a website and saving username/password. The new *.s file might be named "12345687.s". Delete that file and rename the old 12345678.s to 12345687.s to have your old list back.
    User.js/userContent.css/userChrome.css:
    Save your valuable customization files!
    user.js is directly in your profile folder. userContent.css/userChrome.css in the \chrome\ subfolder.
    prefs.js:

    The main Netscape/Mozilla configuration file. If you are certain that the new profile will look exactly the same, save this file as well and copy it back once you created a new profile to have all settings back.


    Transfering Address Book from 4.x to 6.x

    In NS 4.x, open the address book and choose file | Export. Choose to export messages to LDIF format.

    Start the address book in Netscape 6.x Tasks | Addressbook and select File | Import | From Textfile which is the LDIF file from 4.xx


    Q. I jsut upgraded netcsape from 6.1 to 6.2 and I lost ALL my emails I had in my mail section of netscape. They are very important and I was wondering how i would get them back? Is there a way, or am I jsut screwed?

    A.  Sure, try this:

    1) Close Netscape completely, and then click on Start / Find / Files or Folders

    2) Enter *.msf and all drives in the two windows and click on the Find Now button

    3) Write down the path to your "lost" mail folders

    4) Restart Netscape

    5) Click on your primary Mail account

    6) Click on View settings for this account

    7) Click on Server settings

    8) Verify that the path in the Local directory box is the same as the one you wrote down. If it isn't then edit it to match.

    That should solve it for you

    A2. Another possibility is that the .msf files got messed up.Just delete them in you Profile folder.Do not touch the files with no attachment.


    Q. I downloaded the whole Netscape 6 installation, and when I start up the browser, I receive:
    NETSCP6 caused an invalid page fault in module XPCOM.DLL at 017f:60cb8c61.

    A. Delete the file MOZREGISTRY.DAT located in your /windows/ directory and
    try again. Make sure you're ONLINE when starting 6.01


    FIND WEB PAGES YOU ALREADY VIEWED, WITHOUT THE URL

    PROBLEM: You remember seeing a particular Web page while you were surfing earlier, but you can't remember the URL or exactly when you saw it.

    SOLUTION: Use your browser's built-in History feature. In Netscape Navigator, press Ctrl+H to call up the History window. It shows a chronological listing of every page you've visited, starting with the most recent and moving backward. Access the History feature in Internet Explorer by clicking on the History icon on the toolbar (the sundial). IE does not do nearly as well as Navigator in providing a history trail. Pages are grouped under the single sites and are displayed by the current week's days, then last week, two weeks ago, and three weeks ago. You have to expand each group to see the sites, then expand each site to see the individual pages.


    CHANGE YOUR DEFAULT BROWSER

    PROBLEM: Back during the browser wars, changing the default browser was something everyone did all the time, but do you still remember how to do it?

    SOLUTION: It still comes up: You suddenly need to change your default browser because of a mandate at your job or the need to test something on your system. Never fear, if you're changing
    between Internet Explorer to Netscape Navigator. The folks at eHow have simple instructions that can have you switched in seconds.
    http://cgi.zdnet.com/slink?88824:3802671


    Q. I have noticed that my INBOX is grown to about 100 MB even though I only have about 10 saved emails. I have tried to use the Compact Folder command but it doesn't seem to do any good. I shouldn't have more than about 1.5 MB in my inbox. Is there a way to fix this?

    A. Delete the file INBOX.MSF in your profile's /mail/ folder


    Q. Can't get mouse clicks to work on Windows second monitor configuration with Netscape 6.x. All other programs work fine with this setup..

    A. Basically it's a known bug but will be fixed in Netscape release version 6.5

     

    In case you don't know what to do with that page, the actual page for your bug is http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=36550.  

    It allows you to track development (open source benefit =) and also pitch in your own idea of what you think should happen.  If in the future the bug is fixed but isn't closed, you can feedback with how it's working.


    Q. I uninstalled Netscape 6.01 and went back to Netscape 4.76. Now I get printing error messages when I try to print a webpage. The error states: "Alert! did not find a converter or decoder Content type text/shtmll"  I click on OK to close the Dialog Box. The Window, then states:, "There are no pages to print." Again click OK to close dialog box. What's up with this?

    A. Simply put, their webserver is screwed up for the MIME Type "text/shtml" The MIME Type they have configured is "text/shtmll" which is simply a typo, note the shtmll, should be only shtml ...One to many l's.

    IE does not handle MIME, therefore it works just fine and ignores the typo.


    Fix for Pop-up Windows and eronious error messages in NS 6.x

    Get webwasher and ad-aware.
    www.webwasher.com
    www.lavasoft.org


    I can't get Windows Media to work with Netscape 6.x. Is there a way to fix this?

    There sure is see below:

    Netscape 6.x as it stands, comes with only the bare minimum of file associations. The rest must be recorded in the preferences dialog and thus into the system Registry. This is for Netscape versions 6.0 and 6.01. Netscape 6.5 should have resolved may of these problems. At least, let us hope this is the case.

    To manually configure Netscape 6.x to Recognize Windows Media Files:

    1. Start Netscape 6
    2. Click the Edit Menu and choose Preferences
    3. Select "Helper Applications" category.
    4. Click New Type

    Note: This next step is a must do for any chance of success.

    In The New Type dialog box, enter the fallowing Description of Type: WindowsMedia File
    File Extensions: .asf, .asx MIME Type: video/x-ms-asf

    5. Click Choose and Locate mplayer2 (by Default, C:\Program Files\Windows MediaPlayer\mplayer2.exe )
    6. Click OK
    7.Close all open dialog boxes, save your work and then reboot your system.
    8. After rebooting, Launch  Netscape. Click "Edit Menu" and choose Preferences.
    9. Select "Helper applications" Category.
    10. Click video/x-ms-asf
    11. Click Edit.
    12: Click to clear the "X" mark on "Ask me before opening downloaded files of this type"
    13. Click OK, close preferences window.

    This method can be applied to many file formats. You must know MIME types, file extension, and, of course, Application to open paths..


    Q. I have a problem with one of my mail accounts showing 1 unread item in the inbox although I have no unread mail.  How can I fix this?

    A. Move all important mail out of your INBOX to another folder. Close 6.x and locate your /mail/ folder in c:\windows\application data\mozilla\users50\your_profile\xxxxx.slt\mail

    Delete INBOX and INBOX.MSF and restart 6.x


    Point of Interest to Many

    There are a number of folks upgrading from 6.0 to 6.01 using the SmartUpdate site and we've discovered through talkback crashes that a fair number of Win9x users are having problems. Ficx by Jay Garcia - Netscape Champion

    How to's

    The problem occurs if - the user is on Win9x (including Windows ME) - They had IM in 6.0 and upgrade it to 6.01 - they restart the browser before rebooting On Win9x users must reboot to complete an installation when files are in-use, as is the case when you self-upgrade the browser.

    When users with IM re-start in the partial install state they will most likely crash in IMGLUE.dll, and bogus information is written into the IM registry. Rebooting to complete the installation will fix the crash, but the corrupted registry remains and will prevent the user (including new profiles) from logging into IM.

    This can be fixed by deleting "Xpcs Registry.dat" -- this is perfectly safe to do and the file will be rebuilt on next launch. In fact the upgrade does delete that file, but in this situation it is rebuilt in a corrupted state.


    Q. My History foleders don't work even when I set them for 7 days, 1week etc. How do I fix this?

    A. Close 6.x and locate your profile directory in /Users50/<username>/xxxxxx.slt/ and delete the files HISTORY.DAT and HISTORY.MAB .. and NETSCAPE.HST (if there). The /Users50/ directory is in C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\

    Where your Users50 folder is depends on your windows setup. If it's not in your Netscape directory with the Users folder, then it's in one of 2 places. \Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Users50\ or \Windows\Profiles\yourWindowsUserName\Application Data\Mozilla\Users50\


    Q) I can't access the newsgroups on secnews.netscape.com

    A) While in Mail/News, highlight the Netscape server profile you created, and then go to Edit -> Mail/News Account Settings. Click on the Server category under the server name (in the left pane). Check the box for "Use secure connection (SSL)" and set the port to be 563. Click the [OK] button and try subscribing to newsgroups again. They should appear now.


    Q. How can I modify account Settings : how to modify server name and user name for existing
    accounts ?

    A. In Mail/News .. EDIT | Mail/News Account Settings


    Q. How do I fully uninstall Netscape 6.01?

    There are several ways to go about this, but the easiest way is to use a new tool for this specific purpose. To get it go to:

    ftp://ftp.mozilla.org/pub/mozilla/contrib/uninstall/


    Q. Can't change font size in News reader. Is there a way to fix this?

    A. Not quite "up to snuff" yet but try:

    Edit / Prefs / Appearance / Fonts

    Select a new "serif" and "sans serif" font and a font size for each one.

    Then, check the box "Always use my font settings ...." .. Not quite fully functional yet but does work somewhat.  Hopefully this will be fixed in the next release NS 6.5.


    Q. I can no longer get my webmail, I used the Account Wizard but get this message:
    LOGIN FAILED message.  Are the settings: <username>.imap.mail.netcenter.com   Port: 143  SSL correct? 

    A. SSL should NOT be checked. Also, did you install AIM when you installed 6.01? If not, you will need to do so as it a requirement if you wish to check your webmail from within Messenger in 6.x.

    1. DO NOT mess with the default settings. You have to create the account with
      the New Account Wizard, specify it as a Netcenter account, and then leave it
      alone.


    Q. In the Newsreader I get   this error message :
    Netscp6 caused an error in <unknown> Netscp6 will now close If you continue to get problems, try restarting your computer.

    A. It is not a good idea to get all the messages,something will give,if you do that,and it did.I select to download a certain number of messages,like 100.You can always get more.


    Q. The message "did not copy to the sent folder" appears after sending e-mail. Why?

    A. You need to tell Netscape 6 where to save your sent mail, drafts, templates, etc. Edit/Mail-News Account Settings/Copies and Folders.


    Q I've installed 6.01 4 times since friday can't get it to start,it freezes up on start up both mail and navigator

    A I'm not saying this should have to be done for normal programs but if you want to try and get N6 running try it.

    Uninstall N6.  Scan disk and then defrag.  Reboot so everything is nice and clean.  Try and closeout a few programs you have in systray or running in the background.  Download the full install here:
    ftp://ftp20.netscape.com/pub/netscape6/english/6.01/windows/win32/sea/

    Reboot again.  Scan disk and then defrag again before starting N6.  Once again, try and close some programs you may have running in the background also. Try and start N6 now.


    Q I tried to uninstall NS 6.01. I noticed that the Java runtime is still there. Is there a way to uninstall that as well. It doesn't seem to uninstall with NS 6.01.

    A That is true. Netscape 6.01 doesn't uninstall the runtime. Java runtime does not uninstall automatically. To uninstall the JRE: Windows / ControlPanel | Add/Remove Programs / Java Runtime ....


    Q Cannot Drag-and-Drop URLs (Links) Into Netscape Browser Window from Other Windows Programs: For example, I use Outlook Express 5.5 for e-mail; clicking on links in OE causes the link to be opened in IE 5.5, no matter how the File Type setting is configured.  However, I am able to drag links from OE to Netscape 4.76 browser window, causing Netscape 4.76 to open the dragged-and-dropped link.  But, dragging-and-dropping a link to the Netscape 6.01 browser window does not cause the Web page to be opened.

    A Activate the Bookmarks tab in your side bar and you can dra 'n' drop the url to whatever place you want. One problem the link will take on the name of the URL. You can change that by choosing "properties" and change the name.


    6.01 is a very MINOR maintenance release. The MAJOR fix release will be 6.5 ....

    Please read the 6.01 RELEASE NOTES for changes that were made.


    Yes there is. Go to
    ftp://ftp.netscape.com/pub/netscape6/english/6.01/windows/win32/sea/


    1. Q History doesn't work in the Netscape 6.0. Why?
    A History is automatically disabled in NS 6.0.  Don't ask why, it just is.  You can reenable
    it through adding a date in your Preferences, but you cannot individually clear items out of
    history (fixed as of Moz0.7).  Links will show up as visited however (assuming the page
    designer intended for there to be a difference between visited/unvisited links)
    On a side note. This feature does work in the new release, 6.01, by clicking on the down arrow on the back and forward buttons. This is similar to what MSIE had in the old 4.x days.

    2. Q How come I can't right click and let go of the button to do anything?
    A Right-clicking is a bug in NS6, and does not work.  Fixed as of Moz0.7
    On a side note: It doesn't work in the 6.01 release either. You can still use it by right clicking and using the arrow keys on your keyboard to navigate.

    3. Q I lost my bookmarks how do I get them back?
    A Some bookmarks haven't been converted for some people, for others it works fine.  In any
    case, you can copy them over yourself renaming bookmark.htm from N4.X to bookmarks.html for N6.x

    NS 6.5 will be a major new release.  NS6.00 is essentially a beta.  NS 6.01 is a maintenance
    release to fix the most serious issues (memory, stability, etc.)  


    Netscape Browser,v8.0 
    See the Update

    The Bo First Looks:
    The browser is sleek and cutting-edge, with top-notch password management and protection against spyware and phishing. 

    The interface is a tad different. With this browser, nothing is as it seems. If you do a lot of surfing, the the Multibar will impress you.  This browser seems to be based solely on Mozilla's biggest hit, Firefox and utilizes some of the Microsoft Internet Explorer standards. We like the interfaces and it does give you the feeling that your surfing with a sports car rather than a dump truck. Tabbed browsing seems to have evolved with this release also. It took a little time to get used to it but once you do, it is great. You'll find the options for customizing this browser under Tools | Options a clear nod to the Microsoft Internet Explorer community. Gone are the old Edit | Preferences menus. This is not an upgrade to Netscape 7.2, it is a whole new browser and a whole new browsing experience.

    What's not there:
    What's not there is the old mail and news feeds, (These will be handled by Web mail such as Netscape Web mail, Hotmail and the like), nor the familiar Netscape Composer. While Composer was a bare bones HTML editor we found it useful and like the idea of it being bundled with the browser. It was the best of all worlds. Unfortunately it is dead on arrival in Netscape version 8.0. We find this regrettable. There are some free alternative but some are hard to understand and others require a certain level of HTML coding knowledge. You can find some of them on our Freeware Pages from A-Z.

    Thunderbird Email client from Mozilla

    If you want an email client for your Pop 3 account, may I suggest Mozilla's Thunderbird? Click the image to the right to go take a look at it and learn how to download your own copy. Microsoft Internet Explorer's Outlook Express users will feel very comfortable with this free Pop 3 email client.

    The Search Engine:
    In the beta version of Netscape 8.0 v.1 you could have any search engine you wanted, as long as you want Netscape's:

    With this release Netscape was true to their word and you can now utilize any search site you wish. The default is Google. No surprise there.

    The Search tab in My Sidebar is a quick way to use your favorite search engine without having to leave the page you are currently viewing. You can search using a number of pre-configured search engines, or you can add others.
    Search results are shown in the results list. 

    Click on a page to view it in the main browser window. As you view each page, the search results remain listed in My Sidebarno more jumping back and forth between the results and your search engine!

    To search from My Sidebar:

    1. Type one or more keywords in the Search field.
    2. Choose a search engine by clicking the down arrow next to the "using" field. (You can change your default search engine, as described in Selecting a Search Engine.)
    3. Click the Search button. Matching pages display in the Search Results list.
    4. Click on a link to display the selected page in your browser.
    5. To scroll through the list of search results, use the Next and Previous buttons at the bottom of the panel.

     

     

    The Side Bar: Rather than open multiple web pages, programs, and windows to perform common tasks, My Sidebar is an easy, efficient way to store these features all in one place. You can customize My Sidebar to include features such as web searching, news headlines, maps, and more.

    Netscape Browser includes a number of default My Sidebar panel, but you can also search for and add new tabs, or even create your own!

    Importing settings: On start-up, the browser offers to import bookmarks, cookies, and history from other browsers. I had it import settings from both IE and Firefox, and the browser was able to manage that successfully.

    Configurable toolbars:
    Netscape allows you to set up ten different personal toolbar rows the company calls them "Multibars," and each row is a "Custom Toolbar" configurable by clicking on buttons marked with numerals. Each custom toolbar row can include buttons that take the user to different sites. That's very useful for users who have a lot of URLs they visit regularly, but I don't like the conventional means of managing bookmarks. Bookmarks are handled very similar to Firfox's but the multiple toolbar configuration and how to customize it had me scratching my head for a bit.

    All things being equal, we liked the browser but question using the MSIE standards. We have to wonder if the same problems which vex Microsoft might find their way into Netscape 8.0 as well. Don't take my word for it, go get your own copy. It will live nicely with your current Netscape 7.2 browser, Firefox, Mozilla's, or even MSIE. Well, Microsoft is saying that it won't live with MSIE. I wonder why they would say that? We have had no problem. In any event, you'd better See the Update

    If Microsoft is contemplating what their new Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.0 is going to be, it wouldn't hurt them to check out Netscape 8.0. Microsoft is going to have a long row to hoe if they plan on catching up. Well friends, the Browser Wars are back in full force and the winners are going to be.... us!

    System Requirements
    Operating Systems
    Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98 SE, ME

    Minimum Hardware
    233 MHz processor (Recommended: 1 GHz processor or greater)
    64 MB RAM (Recommended: 256 MB RAM or greater)
    35 MB hard drive space
    To download, click here.

    Update:
    Netscape 8.1:

    Security CenterNetscape on Wednesday, January 25, 2006, released its latest browser, version 8.1, which adds features designed to better protect Web surfers against online scams such as spyware and phishing.

    Other security features include an updated blacklist of potential phishing sites and a security center people can access to see if they need to take action on their computer.

     

     

    Netscape 8.1 is now available. Click here to get your copy.
    Click here to download Netscape 8.1 installer.
    ZDNet has a review of the product. See it here

    MultiBar
     
    Combines Multiple Toolbars
     The MultiBar condenses toolbars into single buttons, creating a more spacious, media-rich browser.
     Netscape's new MultiBar condenses multiple toolbars into single customizable buttons to reduce page clutter.
     Add up to ten different toolbars on your browser without out stacking them on top of each other.
     
    Customize Your Toolbars
     MultiBars let you customize up to ten different browser toolbars you can access with a single click.
     MultiBars enable you to make things like a Local Toolbar that includes your weather, local movie show times, Yellowpages and Mapquest or a Sports Toolbar with sports news tickers, RSS Feeds and bookmarks to your favorite sites.
     Add toolbars multiple toolbars without seeing them, rename them and tailor them to your needs.
     
    Faster Toolbar Access
     Get quick access of multiple toolbars at once with one click.
     Make a clean browser page for quick access and hold loads of information inside a single button.
     The MultiBar is the most efficient way to navigate through your toolbars.

    Netscape releases update to version 8.0.3.1 to address two security flaws

    The two security flaws which have been documented are a code execution through shared function objects issue, in which "improper cloning of base objects allowed web content scripts to walk up the prototype chain to get to a privileged object," and a problem where "standalone applications can run arbitrary code through the browser" whereby when a media playser such as Flash or Quicktime opens a URL in the Netscape browser if the external URL was a javascript: url it would run as if it came from the site that served the previous content, which could be used to steal sensitive information such as login cookies or passwords. If the media player content first caused a privileged chrome: url to load then the subsequent javascript: url could execute arbitrary code.

    The new release also fixes remaining history syncing issues between rendering engines and other bugs and crash issues, says Netscape.

    The release notes and download for Netscape version 8.0.3.1 can be found here.


    Microsoft advises IE users to uninstall Netscape 8
    Software giant says Netscape's latest browser appears to break the XML rendering capabilities in Internet Explorer.

    Netscape patches one-day-old browser
    Hours after releasing Netscape 8, company sends out a new version to fix several underlying flaws.

    Netscape 8.0 Final Release
    Netscape has announced that on Thursday, May 19, 2005 they will release their final version of Netscape 8.0.

    The All New Netscape Browser 8.0

    System Requirements
    Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows 98 SE, ME

    Minimum Hardware
    233 MHz processor (Recommended: 1 GHz processor or greater)
    64 MB RAM (Recommended: 256 MB RAM or greater)
    35 MB hard drive space

    Click here to go get your own copy

    Netscape update takes aim at phishing
    Version 8 of the Web browser promises to warn surfers when they visit fraud sites that aim to nab their personal details.