VM Names file Conversion Utility
This conversion utility can be used to do one of two things:
NB: This utility will do its best to convert most entries in names files. Since VM names files are free-format, not everything may convert completely. After the conversion is finished, please check the converted file to make sure that the information is correct, and fix any items that did not convert correctly.
NB 2: Please read the notes near the end of this form to make sure that you put your names file in the correct place to be recognized by your mail program!
To list your Names files, follow these steps:
To convert a Names file, follow these steps:
This utility attempts to select the correct linend conventions for your client (Carriage returns for Macintosh, New Lines for UNIX, and Carriage return/New Line for PCs). This feature may not work correctly if you are not using Netscape or Internet Explorer.
Nickname (Eudora 2.0) or Address Book (Eudora 3.0) files are kept in the Eudora folder in your System Folder. If you do not yet have a file in this folder named Nicknames, or if you do not want to keep the current contents of that file, save this downloaded file as Nicknames. If you have existing nicknames that you want to preserve, save this downloaded file under a different name, then use the Open menu item to open both Nicknames and your downloaded file as text files, then cut and paste the desired nicknames from the downloaded file into the Nicknames file. Save and close the files, and quit and restart Eudora to see the new nicknames.
Eudora provides for additional Nicknames files. Save this downloaded file under any unused name in the C:\EUDORA\NICKNAMES folder and use .TXT as the filetype (e.g. C:\EUDORA\NICNAMES\MYNAMES.TXT). Quit and restart Eudora to see the new nicknames.
Elm keeps mail aliases in the file $HOME/.elm/aliases.text. Save your downloaded aliases in this file, or, if you have an existing aliases.text file, save the downloaded aliases to a new file and use a text editor to merge the two files. Then run the command newalias to have elm rebuild the alias file.
Pine keeps mail aliases in the file $HOME/.addressbook. Save your downloaded aliases in this file, or, if you have an existing .addressbook file, save the downloaded aliases to a new file and use a text editor to merge the two files.
The UNIX Mail commands use alias command in a file name $HOME/.mailrc, which can contain other mail settings. Save your downloaded file under a new name, and use a text editor to merge with your .mailrc file.