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Excessive email Netscape (6,000???)

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by Dan Mc, Jan 13, 2006.

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  1. Dan Mc

    Dan Mc Thread Starter

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    I use win88SE and Netscape (my email is via cable one.net)....recently installed McAfee (reinstall of newerer program) and now have 6,000 emails (all old ones) and need to get rid of them so I can access and use email....HELP???
     
  2. bhamlinda

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    Can you contact Netscape and get them to delete the emails?
     
  3. Dan Mc

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    Nope....they charge 20 bucks to talk to you!
     
  4. bhamlinda

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    so your email is with your cable company? I think I misread. I am told your ISP can remove emails.
     
  5. Dan Mc

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    they can't....it is in netscape.....6,000 old msgs
     
  6. EAFiedler

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    Hi Dan Mc

    Could you clarify?
    Are these e-mails on the ISP's mail server or on your hard drive?
    How did you access the e-mails previously?

    Sorry, I am not completely clear on what is happening.
    Has the installation of McAfee caused a problem?
    Is McAfee trying to scan all the e-mails?
    If so, have you tried disabling e-mail scanning?
     
  7. Dan Mc

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    My mail is from cableone.net but I access it through Netscape (as I always have). Under server settings in Netscape Mail/Newsgroups, it shows cableone.net on 127.0.0.1 (close enough)....the cable guys said change that to mail.cableone, net and user as my screenname....that works and I get only reg. email (10 or say a day as always).

    However, after shut down, server settings (again in Mail/Newsgrouops in Netscape) reverts to the address with the 127.0.0.1 thing....I have to change it again!

    I suspec this may be something to do with McAfee Internet Sec Suite 8....but have found no way to address it (might be a proxy thin to work around??)
     
  8. EAFiedler

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    It sounds like McAfee is scanning e-mails, disable e-mail scanning.
    Start Netscape Mail and News,
    Correct the Server settings in your e-mail account settings then download your messages.
    Close and restart Netscape Mail and News and see if the server settings have changed.

    Sorry, still not clear on where the 6,000 e-mail messages come into play, are they on the hard drive or on the web?. :confused:
    If they are webbased, login to the Netscape page using: http://webmail.netscape.com
     
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