VM Mail Notebook Conversion Utility

This conversion utility can be used to do one of two things:

  1. get a list of your VM notebooks;
  2. convert an existing VM notebook to a format for use with Eudora, Elm, Pine or other Email user clients.
  • The first time only, follow the setup instructions for Macs, Windows, or UNIX.
  • To list your Notebooks, follow these steps:

    1. Fill in your VM user name below, and fill in an asterisk (*) for Notebook name. Fill in the VM minidisk address if it is not 191.
    2. Press the Submit button below. A list of all Notebooks on the selected minidisk will be displayed. You may select notebooks to be converted from this list, and save them as in the conversion steps below.

    To convert a Notebook, follow these steps:

    1. Fill in your VM user name below, together with the name of the VM Notebook that you wish to have converted. Fill in the VM minidisk address if it is not 191.
    2. Press the Submit button below.
    3. A dialog box will appear asking you to save the converted files. You should position to the appropriate mail folder and then enter the appropriate name under which this mailbox is to be saved.

    N.B. SLAC Policy prohibits unauthorized perusal of e-mail files. The e-mail files that you download should be your own, or you should have explicit permission to read them. These transactions are logged.
    User name:               
    Notebook name:        (Default = ALL)
    VM Mini Disk address       (Default = 191) 
    
     Respect Date: mail header*
    

    The file format produced by this conversion utility is compatible with UNIX mail, elm, pine, Eudora, Netscape and some other mail readers.

    * If the Respect Date: mail header box is checked, the Date: headers from each mail items are used in the From header line that some mail readers use for displaying the mailbox summaries. It generally works best to check this box if you are going to be using elm and to leave it unchecked if you are using Pine or Eudora. Check the box if your message summaries are all showing the date that you did the conversion as the date of the messages. Uncheck the box if your mailer refuses to open the mailbox because of invalid headers or bad dates. You may have to live with not seeing the original dates in the message summaries if you can't get your mailer to open the mailbox; wierd date formats from some pre-historic mail programs can't be read by some of today's mailers.

    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.

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    Page owners:Les Cottrell and Chuck Boeheim