"Drafts,Drafts.msf,Inbox,Inbox.msf,msgFilterRules.dat,popstate.dat,sent,sent.msf,Templates,Templates.msf,Trash and Trash.msf
I wonder about that Folder also, pop-server.sc.rr-1.com
Do you think I shoulddelete her email account and set it up again? It's working now even though we lost all the messages in the inbox when Netscape came up requiring me to set her up again in both the Browser and email."
I'm not sure Auggief.
Is "sc.rr-1.com" her ISP? Or anywhere close to her ISP's name? If so, it is probably correct for her settings. My ISP is NTL, and my folder shows up as "pop.ntlworld.com"
When I look again at inside my pop.ntlworld.com folder I also see inbox and inbox.msf as files, but in addition, I have 3 folders;
Inbox.sbd - which is empty
Friends.sbd - which has xxxx and xxx.msf where xxx are the names of my friends.
Shopping.sbd - which is empty
But in Netscape Mail, below the NTL-Broadband list in the left column, I have other folders for CNET, CitiBank, NTL, Online Courses, Work, StarChaser, as well as the 3 folders mentioned above. I also have Sent, Trash, and Templates.
I don't understand N Mail's system. My Inbox file in the pop.ntlworld.com folder is a massive 191,519KB file. But I do not have any mails read or unread in N Mails main message window, so the 191,519KB "must" include the emails from my friends, shopping, work, CNET, etc etc. What a weird system!
In the pop-server.sc.rr-1.com that you have, what is the size of your Inbox file?
Ahh, I think I have it.
I have just opened a file in my pop.ntlworld.com folder inside Windows Explorer. Not any of the .msf files, but just a "File". It is a small sized one called StarChaser, and is 15KB. I right clicked it, chose OPen and in the program list selected Notepad, (I made sure the option "Always use the selected program to open this type of file" was not available).
When it opened, all of my StarChaser emails appeared in a long list, one after the other, in view source mode, (ie it showed all the email header information).
If your wife's Inbox file is large, I wonder if all of her previous emails are in there, and not separated into groups because you lost any groupings when you had to re-profile?
If it is a large file, I suggest you think before opening it. Notepad wouldn't work because of it's size, so Wordpad would be used, but if it is large like mine, I suspect Wordpad would take a while to load it all up.
I think N Mail works like this.
"ALL" emails are stored in Inbox, or Sent, or Trash, (if it is not emptied).
If you create a folder in N Mail for groups a new file is created and a new .msf file, (some sort of pointer). If you transfer emails to the new folder, it becomes stored in the new file.
If, within the new folder you create sub-folders, (eg my Friends > Individual friends), a Friends.sbd folder is created within the pop.xxxx.com folder, and inside that are the individual friends files and friends.msf file.
I am not sure why I have an Inbox.sbd.
This is extremely confusing and I wish you luck if you have a large Inbox file. Your wife's emails may be in there, and you could conceivably create "files" and corresponding .msf files and manually cut and paste the emails from the Inbox file into the newly created files. But this will be a long process.
You may decide to cut and run, and just go with what you have.