Some progress, manual config NAV 2001 for NS7.2

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user_pref("mail.identity.id1.fullName", "Robert Baer");
user_pref("mail.identity.id1.organization", "");
/* The following is added by hand */
user_pref("mail.identity.id1.pop_name", "robertbaer/");
user_pref("mail.identity.id1.smtpServer", "smtp1");
   The following is a copy of selected lines in a test PREFS.JS file
(ignore wrap-around):

user_pref("mail.identity.id1.use_custom_prefs", true);
user_pref("mail.identity.id1.useremail", "");
user_pref("mail.identity.id1.valid", true);
/* */
user_pref("mail.server.server1.hostname", "");
user_pref("", "robertbaer");
/* The following is added by hand */
user_pref("mail.server.server1.pop_name", "robertbaer/");
/* The following line can be changed by the GUI or by hand */
user_pref("mail.server.server1.realhostname", "");
user_pref("mail.server.server1.realuserName", "robertbaer");
user_pref("mail.server.server1.type", "pop3");
user_pref("mail.server.server1.userName", "robertbaer");
/* end */

   Before adding the pop_name lines, i would get a message like "failed
to connect to server".
   I had tried many variants, and got sick of having problems like that
(or nothing happening at all).
   So, i looked at a working NS4.75 setup and noticed that it had a
pop_name with the required second part that NAV wants; made an educated
guess as how to incorporate that into the NS7.2 PREFS.JS file as seen
above; "duplication" was done to increase probability of improvement.
   With this, the error message is not seen; in fact, NS acts like it is
trying to access email (!improvement!).
   But no email is obtained - even though there is some waiting (verified).
   I suspect that the mail.identity.id1.pop_name line is not the
controlling one and that it is ignored; i believe that the
mail.server.server1.pop_name is the one being recognized.
   What else needs to be done to make it work?

Re: Some progress, manual config NAV 2001 for NS7.2

On Mon, 13 Jun 2005 06:02:22 GMT, Robert Baer

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I thought that your problem was getting NAV to recognise viruses in
your Communicator mail receipts.

Now you seem to indicate that you've not been entirely successfull in
setting up your basic e-mail account, using Communicator.

Is this the case?

If you know anyone using Netscape 7.2, you might ask to examine their
setup. If you don't know anyone currently happy with the sw rev in
question, then I can't understand why you persist in using SW that was
never really debugged before the Netscape Communications Div of AOL
got disembowelled by Microsoft in '99. Netscape was not really capable
of shipping working product after the 'reorganization' of '98.

Functioning software in the Netscape tradition, with default
Netscape-style 'skins',  is currently provided and supported by the
original Mozilla organization.


Re: Some progress, manual config NAV 2001 for NS7.2

legg wrote:

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1) My problem is to get NAV to scan incoming e-mail. If i could edit the
PREFS.JS file in some manner to make that happen, then the virus
recognition would happen.
2) The e-mail accounts have always been OK; the "linking" of NAV 2001
has been the problem.
3) One of the reasons for these queries, is to get pointers from those
that have NS7.2 and so far, nobody has offered any help. NS7.2 seems to
be the best version available that works with all of the sites i need to
use, including those that stick their nose in the air and write their
site exclusively for IE and the hell with the peons.

Re: Some progress, manual config NAV 2001 for NS7.2

On Fri, 17 Jun 2005 06:10:46 GMT, Robert Baer

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You are talking here about web browsing - not mail handling. Older
Netscape Navigator sw was late in dealing with both Java and IE-only
ActiveX. The Mozilla browser deals with these issues quite effectively
and reliably. Check previously offered link.

Mail clents such as Communicator are independent of the issues that
you refer to and deal only with TCP/IP protocols and , in some cases,
varying degrees of encryption.

There is no need to use the mail sw of any particular browser, or the
browser sw associated with a mail  or news handler. All browsers will
invoke your selected mail client, if properly configured and

Suggest you make inquiries closer to home for NS7.2 suitability - Your
ISP may have pointed advice re reccommended SW and it's installation.
If this is not possible, then don't waste your time and dump it.

I personally dropped Netscape revs of 6 or higher, some years ago.
Older revs are still useful, for those features that they do well.


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