From: David C. Jenner <>
Date: Fri Mar 15 11:11:40 2002

Jerome Fine wrote:
> When I upgrade to a newer system (hopefully within a week or two),
> I will be using Netscape V4.78 - how do you turn off automatic
> advertising downloads? When I bring up Netscape Mail for the first
> time during any session, before I can click on a given e-mail in the
> InBox, the adds start all by themselves - can that be configured as
> well - to be OFF?

There is a setting (line of java code) in the file "prefs.js" that
allows you to turn this off (i.e., not display a Netscape-defined
HTML page) in your message pane when you start. Unfortunately, how
to do this apparently is no longer documented in the Release Notes
for 4.7x. I THINK you do this by inserting the line

user_pref("mailnews.start_page.enabled", false);

in the prefs.js file. It's been a long time since I did it.

> Also, I have many old e-mails saved and posts from news groups.
> Can those be easily saved and moved to my "newer" system?
> Right now, when I move to the newer system and upgrade to
> V4.78, I have tested what needs to be done. I just have to
> move all the files in the MAIL directory over to the MAIL
> directory in the new system - trivial - I hope!!!!

It's possible to move and/or merge both mail and news from one
installation to another. I've done it several times.

David C. Jenner
Received on Fri Mar 15 2002 - 11:11:40 GMT

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