Thursday, October 16, 2008 09:13


Please accept my apology for having sent a previous copy
of this e-mail without a subject. I'm still new at this
but I shall endeavour to be more careful about this next

I have a problem with SeaMonkey Mail. My problem seems to
be virtually identical to one reported by Terry Towne on
November 16, 2006. (It was not apparent to me that he had
received a resolution to his problem. I hope one will be

I have a 20GB hard drive on my computer. Due to an old BIOS, when my computer 
initially boots, the computer only sees 8GB of the drive. However, once Windows 
98SE boots, it can see the whole drive, but... it has created 2 partitions:

- partition #1 is labelled as C: with 1.99GB
- partition #2 is labelled as H: with 17.0GB

(The drive was actually formatted on a newer computer, which has a problem at 
the moment. The drive was in a mobile rack, so I removed it and placed it into 
my older backup computer. This computer has an 808MB drive in it, labelled D:, 
a 4MB RAM drive, labelled E:, a 150MB Bernoulli drive, labelled F: and an 
external CD-ROM drive, labelled G:.)

As the partition labelled H: had so much space, I decided
to put my mail on that drive. I created a set of folders
called H:\SeaMonkey\Mail\Local Folders to put my e-mail
into. (BTW, SeaMonkey is on H: rather than on C:.) During an upgrade of 
SeaMonkey, I _thought_ I could just recreate the mail folders' setup that I had 
before after I did a clean install, however, not really knowing what I was 
doing, I now have the latest version of SeaMonkey (still on H:) with its own 
Mail directory structure but am unable to get it to recognize mail stored in 
my... H:\SeaMonkey\Mail\Local Folders. In that folder, there are a number of 
files in the following format:


There is also a filterlog.html file and a... msgFilterRules.dat file. I have 
been able to open one of the "filename" type files by using Open File in 
SeaMonkey, but it has a lot of html stuff and is somewhat difficult to read, 
and as the file has MANY e-mail messages, it is slow and cumbersome.

Is there a way that I can get SeaMonkey Mail to import these older messages 
into its current directory structure? (I tried the import tool which handled my 
Outlook Express Mail very well, but although there is something for 
Communicator, there is nothing to help with my situation... which is to be 
expected as I KNOW I don't know what I'm doing, and know this wouldn't make 

Any help you could provide me would be greatly appreciated!


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