VM Mail Notebook Conversion Utility
This conversion utility can be used to do one of two things:
The first time only, follow the setup instructions for Macs,
- get a list of your VM notebooks;
- convert an existing VM notebook to a format for use with Eudora, Elm,
Pine or other Email user clients.
To list your Notebooks, follow these steps:
- 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.
- 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:
file format produced by this conversion utility is compatible with UNIX
mail, elm, pine, Eudora, Netscape and some other mail readers.
- 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.
- Press the Submit button below.
- 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.
* 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
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.
Cottrell and Chuck