converting Netscrape mailbox to Unix mbox format

Ivan Van Laningham ivanlan at
Wed Aug 11 14:13:41 EDT 1999

Hi All--

Eugene Leitl wrote:
> Michael Hudson writes:
>  > 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?
> Yes. Both pine and VM. Both see a giant 5 MByte message.
>  > Otherwise you could try the mailbox standard library module...

I remember MHonArc doing OK on Netscape mailboxes, but there were a lot
of missteps.  You might look into their code to see how they parse the
mbox into individual messages. ...

Take care,
Ivan Van Laningham
Callware Technologies, Inc.
ivanlan at
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