Question: I am thinking of switching browsers from Netscape 7.0 to Internet Explorer, and would like, if it is possible, to transfer my address book and bookmarks. It would be too much to ask to transfer previously sent and received e-mail messages I suppose. Is any of this possible or do I need to live with the hassle of re-entering this stuff manually?
Answer:To transfer bookmarks. Go into Netscape and from the Bookmarks menu select Manage Bookmarks then from the Tool menu select Export Bookmarks and save your bookmarks somewhere as bookmark.htm. Next, go into Internet Esxplorer and from the File menu select Import and Export then select Import Favorites and specify the location of the bookmark.htm file you just created.
To transfer your address book. In Netscape, select the address book to copy and from the Tools menu select Export. Save your address book in Comma Separated (CSV) format. In Outlook Express (IEs mail program) select the Address book from the toolbar then in the Address book from the File menu select Import then select Text File (Comma Separated Values) and specify the file you previously saved.
The easiest way I can think of to transfer your important mail is to mail it to yourself. Send the mail to yourself from Netscape and then receive it from Outlook Express. If Netscape insists on retrieving the mail again before you get chance to retrieve it with Outlook you might try setting up a web mail account (hotmail, yahoo, operamail) and send the mail there then once you have shut down Netscape send it back to your regular mail account and download it with Outlook.
This article written by Stephen Chapman, Felgall Pty Ltd.