Way back when I used elm as my email program of choice, then I somehow got suckered into using GUI mailers and started using Netscape Communicator’s Mail/News program… When I was finally able to switch to BeOS back in 1997, I started using BeMail format to store my messages, and converted all my old Netscape mailboxes to BeMail format (one file per message)..

I just uncovered a CD containing all my archived mail before I switched back to using command-line mailers (mutt) back in 2000, and I guess I need to write a script to bundle them all back into mailbox format so I can have one good repository of my mail archives dating from 1995-Present.

In case you are wondering, I don’t save EVERY message, but most of them… :)

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