• Run Navigator 9 on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux!

URL correction

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  • Examples: .cmo => .com, htp:// => http://, netscape,com =>

Link Pad

  • Use the Link Pad as a holding area for interesting links that don’t merit bookmarking.

FF2 Extensions

  • Install any Firefox ® 2-compatible extension.
  • Browse through thousands of extensions at Mozilla Add-ons.


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  • Drag and drop links on the sidebar or right-click and choose "Open in Sidebar" to use the sidebar browser.


Filtering with Netscape Mail

Posted by Jenny | 12:30 AM

If you do use Netscape Mail to read mail on a regular basis, you may want to filter certain types of messages to a location other than your inbox (for example, unwanted "spam" types of messages).

1. Go to the Tools menu and select Message Filters.

2. In the Message Filters window, if you have multiple mail accounts, choose the one to which you want to apply the filter, then click New.

3. In the Filter Rules window, type a name for the filter, then specify the types of messages to act on, and the action you want the filter to perform.

4. Select the matching option you want Mail to use: "all of the following conditions" (criteria) you choose, or "at least one" of the conditions.

5. Use the drop-down lists to choose the search criteria (for example, "Subject," "Sender," "contains," "doesn't contain") and then type the text or phrase you want to match.

5. To restrict your filter to messages that only match a certain priority, choose an option for priority from the drop-down list.

7. Click More to add criteria and Fewer to remove them.

8. Use the drop-down list to choose the action you want the filter to perform on the messages (for example, Move to Folder).

9. Choose a destination folder in which to store the messages, or create a new folder.

10. Click OK to confirm your settings.

For more information on Netscape Mail filtering, go to the Help menu, choose Help and Support Center, Using Netscape Mail, then Organizing Your Messages and Creating Message Filters.

Directory Services

Netscape Communicator can search the "whois" database and display names and e-mail addresses of UVa students, faculty and staff. Netscape Communicator does this via our LDAP (Lightweight Directory Access Protocol) server.

Configuring Netscape Communicator for Directory Services

1. Go to the Edit menu and select Preferences.

2. From the list, expand Mail & Newsgroups, then select Addressing.

3. Checkmark the Directory Server checkbox and click Edit Directories...

4. In the LDAP Directory Servers window, click Add.

5. In the Directory Services Properties General tab enter the following:

  • Name:
  • Hostname:
  • Base DN: o=university of virginia, c=us

Click OK.

Searching the LDAP Directory

1. Open a new mail message.

2. In the To: field type in the last name of the person you are searching for.

3. A list of choices will appear in a drop down list. There may be more than one.

4. Select the correct address and it will be placed in the To: field.

Accessing Navigator Mail or News

1. Go to the Tasks menu and select Mail & Newsgroups.

2. The Mail & Newsgroups window will open. You may select your mail account or the news account.

Please remember if you are accessing the UVa news server from off grounds via a modem, cable modem or DSL modem, you will need an authenticated news account .

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Netscape 7.2 for Windows


To install Navigator on Windows, double-click on the installer that you downloaded from the downloads page. The installer will walk you through the rest of the installation.

Mac OS X

To install Navigator on Mac OS X, open the DMG file that you downloaded for the downloads page and drag the Navigator application to your Applications folder.


To install Navigator on Linux, extract the archive you downloaded and run ./netscape/navigator from a terminal. (This will execute the browser; there are no formal installation instructions available for Linux.)

Removing Navigator 9

You can remove Navigator 9 through the Control Panel in the Start Menu on Windows, by removing the Navigator application on OS X, or by removing the navigator folder on Linux.

Removing Navigator 9 won't remove your bookmarks, web browsing history, extensions or other add-ons. This data is stored in your profile folder, which is located in one of the following locations depending on your operating system:

Windows 2000, XP

Documents and Settings\\Application Data\Netscape\Navigator\

Windows NT

WINNT\Profiles\\Application Data\Netscape\Navigator\

Windows 98, ME

Windows\Application Data\Netscape\Navigator\

Mac OS X

~/Library/Application Support/Navigator/

Linux and Unix systems


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