converting Netscrape mailbox to Unix mbox format

Michael Hudson mwh21 at
Wed Aug 11 03:20:31 EDT 1999

Eugene Leitl <eugene.leitl at> writes:

> Hi, I've inherited somebody's inbox as created by Her Royal Cruftiness
> Netscape. Does anybody have a Python script to salvage it back to
> hallowed standards of Unix?
> TIA,
> Eugene

Last I looked Netscape mailbox format *was* unix mbox format (on unix
anyway; can't speak for Netscape on windows) - have you tried pointing
pine at them?

Otherwise you could try the mailbox standard library module...


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