> I use netscape browser on Solaris 7 CDE. It works fine. But when I try
> to open up the netscape mail client from the browser, all the netscape
> windows are killed.
> They just vanish.
> This is happening for last one week only. Before that it used to work
> No changes were made to the system.
> Anybody has any ideas what could be going on. I even upgraded my
> netscape browser but the same behaviour.
> Any suggestions to solve this are very welcome.
> Thanks in Advance.
I read your post the other day but didn't have an answer. But then
just this morning a user came to me with the exact same problem.
I initially thought that there was something wrong with his ".netscape"
directory however, when I swapped it out, the same error occurred. He
could run the Netscape browser but when he switched to the Mail window,
Netscape would abort.
I also thought it might be a version problem. The Netscape he was using
was Netscape 4.6 but I hade 4.78 on the system. I tried it but got the
It turned out that one of his mail folders, in "~nsmail", was bad.
I renamed the folder to "~nsmail_ori" and let Netscape re-create
"~nsmail". Then I copied in his old InBox. After that Netscape
Mail worked just fine. I even swapped everything back to original, to
make sure it was the problem, and it was. I left it up to the uer to go
through his folders and trash the ones he doesn't want any more.
If he copies a mail folder from "~nsmail_ori" over to "~nsmail",
and Netscape crashes again, he'll know which one is giving him the
Martin E. Meserve, K7MEM
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