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<h1>Installation Instructions for [% rnote.name %]</h1>

<div class="important">
<p><strong>To avoid incompatibility problem with previous versions, the
SeaMonkey installer will prompt you to delete the install directory if it is not
empty. Answer NO if you put your profile or other personal files in the install
directory, otherwise the files will be deleted. Users who put profiles in the
default location are not affected.</strong></p>
<p><strong>See the <a href="http://www.mozilla.org/start/1.5/faq/profile.html">profile FAQ</a> for
help on backing up your profiles.</strong></p>
</div>

<p>This document outlines the system requirements, compatibility information and
  installation instructions for [% rnote.name %]</p>
<ul class="toc">
  <li><strong><a href="#before-installing">Before you install</strong></a>
    <ul>
    <li><a href="#previous-seamonkey">If another SeaMonkey is installed</a></li>
    <li><a href="#previous-mozilla">If Mozilla suite, or Netscape 6/7 is installed</a></li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li><strong><a href="#linux">Linux</a></strong>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="#linux_require">Requirements</a></li>
      <li><a href="#linux_install">Installation Instructions</a>
        <ul>
         <li><a href="#linux_install_installer">Using the SeaMonkey Installer</a></li>
          <li><a href="#linux_install_manual">Using the .tar.gz archive</a></li>
          <li><a href="#linux_install_multiuser">Multi-User Installation</a></li>
          <li><a href="#linux_install_gnome">Adding SeaMonkey to the GNOME Panel</a></li>
          <li><a href="#linux_install_rpm">Installing RPM Binaries</a></li>
        </ul>
      </li>
      <li><a href="#linux_uninstall">Uninstallation</a></li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li><strong><a href="#mac">Macintosh</a></strong> (Mac OS X)
    <ul>
      <li><a href="#mac_requirements">Requirements</a></li>
      <li><a href="#mac_install">Installation Instructions</a></li>
      <li><a href="#mac_uninstall">Uninstallation</a></li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li><strong><a href="#win">Windows</a></strong>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="#win_requirements">Requirements</a></li>
      <li><a href="#win_install">Installation Instructions</a>
        <ul>
          <li><a href="#win_install_installer">Using the SeaMonkey Installer</a></li>
          <li><a href="#win_install_manually">Manually with the .zip file</a></li>
        </ul>
      </li>
      <li><a href="#win_uninstall">Uninstallation</a></li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li><strong>Ports (Other Operating Systems)</strong>
    <ul>
      <li>No ports are available at this time.</li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li><a href="#files"><strong>Files Created or Used</strong></a>
    <ul>
      <li><a href="#files_profiles">Profile Locations</a></li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li><a href="#migration"><strong>Migrating from other Internet client software</strong></a>
    <ul>
    <li><a href="#migrate-communicator">Migrating from Netscape Communicator</a></li>
    <li><a href="#migrate-mozilla">Migrating from Mozilla suite, Netscape 6 or 7</a></li>
    <li><a href="#migrate-aol">Importing user data from AOL</a></li>
    <li><a href="#migrate-msie">Migrating from Microsoft Internet Explorer</a></li>
    <li><a href="#migrate-outlook">Migrating from Microsoft Outlook or Outlook
      Express</a></li>
    <li><a href="#migrate-other-browser">Migrating from another browser</a></li>
    <li><a href="#migrate-other-mail">Migrating from another mail client</a></li>
    </ul>
  </li>
  <li><a href="installation-extras">Installation of Java, Plug-ins, and Extras</a></li>
</ul>

<h2><a name="before-installing">Before you install</a></h2>

<div class="section">
   <p>You can safely install SeaMonkey with other Internet client
   software, such as Mozilla suite, Firefox, Google Chrome, Netscape, Firefox,
   Microsoft Internet Explorer, Safari, Microsoft Outlook or OutLook Express,
   Eudora, and Opera. SeaMonkey can <strong>import</strong> user data from many
   other Internet clients; however, import may not work if you uninstalled the
   client first.

   If you wish to migrate from another Internet client to SeaMonkey, we
   recommend that you uninstall the client <em>after</em> you have both
   installed SeaMonkey and have migrated your user data. For more details, read
   <q><a href="#migration">Migrating from another Internet client</a></q>.</p>

   <p><strong>Note:</strong>
   To avoid incompatibility problem with previous versions, the SeaMonkey
   installer will prompt you to delete the install directory if it is not empty.
   Answer NO if you put your profile or other personal files in the install
   directory, otherwise the files will be deleted. Users who put profiles in the
   default location are not affected.</p>
</div>

<h3><a name="previous-seamonkey">If you have a previous version of SeaMonkey
  installed</a></h3>

<div class="section">
   <p>Before installing a new version of SeaMonkey, you should uninstall
   your previous version first. If you have a third-party extension
   installed, particularly the <strong>spell checker</strong>, you
   should also completely delete your SeaMonkey install directory before
   making a new install.
   <strong>Do not install over an old SeaMonkey version</strong>.</p>

   <p>Following the uninstall instructions in this document should not
   affect your profile data (unless your profile files are in a custom
   location).</p>
</div>

<h3><a name="previous-mozilla">If you have Mozilla suite, Netscape 6 or 7
  installed</a></h3>

<div class="section">
   <p><strong>Do NOT share profiles between SeaMonkey and Mozilla suite,
   Netscape 6 or 7</strong>.
   SeaMonkey, Mozilla and Netscape 6 or 7 share the same profile registry and
   directory. However, a profile created by one may be incompatible with another.

   Mozilla automatically uses your Mozilla, Netscape 6 or 7 profile unless you
   have multiple profiles, in which case SeaMonkey prompts you to choose a
   profile.</p>

   <p>To avoid accidentally opening SeaMonkey with your Mozuilla or Netscape
   profile, create a new, extra profile using your Mozilla&#8217;s or
   Netscape&#8217;s Profile Manager before installing SeaMonkey.</p>
</div>

<h2><a name="linux"><span class="very-strong">Linux</span></a></h2>

<h3><a name="linux_require" id="linux_require">System Requirements</a></h3>
<ul>
  <li> The following library versions (or compatible) are required for the GTK1
    build: glibc 2.<b>2.5</b>, XFree86 3.3.x, GTK 1.2.x, Glib 1.2.x. 
    Red Hat Linux <b>7</b>.0, Debian 3.0, and SuSE 7.3 (or later)
    installations should work.  The recommended build (GTK2) requires glibc 2.3.2,
    XFree86 4.3.x, GTK 2.x, glib 2.x, libstdc++-3.3.
  </li>
  <li>Intel pentium class processor (233 MHz or faster recommended)</li>
  <li>64 MB of RAM</li>
  <li>100 MB of free hard disk space (significantly less space is required if you reduce the cache size)</li>
</ul>

<h3><a name="linux_install"></a>Installation Instructions</h3>
<p class="important"><strong>Note:</strong> It is recommended that
  you uninstall previous versions of SeaMonkey before installing [% rnote.name %].
  This will not delete your bookmarks, history, cookies and other
  information which is stored in your profile directory. </p>
<p class="important"><strong>Note:</strong> You must run SeaMonkey at least
  once to complete autoregistration and for the <tt>compreg.dat</tt> file to
  be written to the installation directory. If a different user (other than the
  person who installed the product) runs the program first, a core dump will
  occur. (Bug <a href="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=49345" title="Bug 49345 - Document that admins must run product once after installation">49345</a>)
</p>
<p><strong>Note:</strong> These instructions use the bash shell. If you're not
  using bash, either use the bash shell or adjust the commands accordingly.</p>

<h4><a name="linux_install_installer"></a>Installation with the SeaMonkey Installer</h4>
<p>To install SeaMonkey by downloading the SeaMonkey installer, follow these steps:</p>
<ol>
  <li>Create a directory named seamonkey[% rnote.version %] (<kbd>mkdir seamonkey[% rnote.version %]</kbd>) and
    change to that directory (<kbd>cd seamonkey[% rnote.version %]</kbd>).</li>
  <li>Click the link to download the installer file (called <tt>seamonkey-[% rnote.version %].en-US.linux-i686.installer.tar.gz</tt>).</li>
  <li>Change to the SeaMonkey directory (<kbd>cd seamonkey[% rnote.version %]</kbd>) and decompress
    the archive with the following command:<br>
    <kbd>gunzip -dc sea*.tar.gz | tar -xvf -</kbd><br>
    (This places the installer in a subdirectory of SeaMonkey named <tt>seamonkey-installer</tt>.)
  </li>
  <li>Change to the <tt>seamonkey-installer</tt> directory (<kbd>cd seamonkey-installer</kbd>) and run
    the installer with the <kbd>./seamonkey-installer</kbd> command.</li>
  <li>Follow the instructions in the install wizard for installing SeaMonkey.</li>
  <li>To start SeaMonkey, change to the directory where you installed it and run
    the <kbd>./seamonkey</kbd> command.</li>
</ol>

<h4><a name="linux_install_manual"></a>Manual Installation With the tar.gz Archive</h4>
<p>To install SeaMonkey by downloading the .tar.gz archive file:</p>
<ol>
  <li>Create a directory named "seamonkey[% rnote.version %]" (<kbd>mkdir seamonkey[% rnote.version %]</kbd>) and
    change to that directory (<kbd>cd seamonkey[% rnote.version %]</kbd>).</li>
  <li>Click the link to download the non-installer seamonkey*.tar.gz file into the
    <tt>seamonkey[% rnote.version %]</tt> directory.</li>
  <li>Change to the seamonkey directory (<kbd>cd seamonkey[% rnote.version %]</kbd>) and decompress
    the file with the following command:<br>
    <kbd> gunzip -dc sea*.tar.gz | tar -xvf - </kbd> (This creates a "seamonkey"
    subdirectory under your seamonkey[% rnote.version %] directory.)</li>
  <li>Change to the seamonkey directory (<kbd>cd seamonkey</kbd>).</li>
  <li>Run SeaMonkey with the ./seamonkey run script.</li>
</ol>

<h4> <strong><a name="linux_install_multiuser"></a>Multi-User Linux Installations</strong></h4>
<p>To install SeaMonkey for multiple users on Unix, install as normal, then create
  the following script in your SeaMonkey directory, make it executable
  (<tt>chmod u+x &lt;scriptname&gt;</tt>), and run it as a user with write
  privileges to the mozilla directory (e.g. root). <b>Do not run this program
  as su[do] root.</b> (Bug
  <a href="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=52653"
     title="Bug 52653 - regxpcom creates .mozilla in Real User's home">52653</a>)

</p>
<pre>
#!/bin/sh
dist_bin=`dirname $0`
MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME=$dist_bin
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$dist_bin
export MOZILLA_FIVE_HOME LD_LIBRARY_PATH
$dist_bin/regxpcom
$dist_bin/regchrome
touch $dist_bin/chrome/user-skins.rdf $dist_bin/chrome/user-locales.rdf
</pre>

<p>You should then be able to run that installation of SeaMonkey as any user who has
permissions to access it. </p>

<h4><a name="linux_install_gnome"></a>Adding SeaMonkey to the GNOME Panel</h4>
<ol>
  <li>Click the GNOME Main Menu button, open the Panel menu, and then open the
    Add to Panel sub-menu and choose Launcher.</li>
  <li>Right click the icon for SeaMonkey on the Panel and enter the following command:<br>
    <br>
    <tt><em>directory_name</em>/seamonkey</tt><br>
    <br>
    where <em>directory_name</em> is the name of the directory you downloaded
    SeaMonkey to.For example, the default directory that SeaMonkey suggests is <tt>/usr/local/seamonkey</tt>.<br>
  </li>
  <li>Type in a name for the icon, and type in a comment if you wish.</li>
  <li>Click the icon button and type in the following as the icon's location:<br>
    <br>
    <!-- mozicon50.xpm was shipped in n7pr1.
     So this note appears to apply to netscape too,
     at least for the time being. -->
    <tt><em>directory_name</em>/icons/mozicon50.xpm</tt><br>
    <br>
    where <em>directory_name</em> is the directory where you installed SeaMonkey.  For
    example, the default directory is <tt>/usr/local/seamonkey/icons/mozicon50.xpm</tt>.</li>
</ol>

<h4><strong><a name="linux_install_rpm"></a>Installing RPM Builds</strong></h4>
<p><em>This may not apply to SeaMonkey yet.</em></p>
<p>The Red Hat RPM builds are created to work with the default Red Hat 7.x and
  Red Hat 8.x installations. Using these RPMs on SuSE requires installation of
  the <a href="http://rpmfind.net/linux/rpm2html/search.php?query=gdk-pixbuf">
  gdk-pixbuf</a> package. (Bug <a href="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=85218"
  title="Bug 85218 - mozilla-0.9.1-rpm libgdk_pixbuf.so.2 missing">85218</a>)
</p>

<h3><a name="linux_uninstall"></a>Uninstallation</h3>
<ul>
  <li> Remove the <tt>seamonkey[% rnote.version %]</tt> directory where you installed SeaMonkey</li>
  <li> Remove the <tt>~/.mozilla</tt> directory, which contains <a href="#files_profiles">profile information</a></li>
</ul>

<h2><a name="mac" id="mac">Macintosh</a></h2>
<h3><a name="mac_requirements"></a>System Requirements</h3>
<ul>
  <li>Mac OS X 10.2 or later</li>
  <li>PowerPC processor (266 MHz or faster recommended)</li>
  <li>64 MB RAM (256 MB recommended)</li>
  <li>100 MB of free hard disk space (significantly less space is required if you reduce the cache size)</li>
</ul>

<h3><a name="mac_install"></a>Installation Instructions (Mac OS X)</h3>
<p>To install SeaMonkey by downloading the SeaMonkey disk image, follow these steps:</p>
<ol>
  <li>Click the <tt>seamonkey-[% rnote.version %].en-US.mac.dmg</tt> link to download it to your
    machine. By default, the file is downloaded to your desktop. </li>
  <li>Double-click on the .dmg file, and drag the SeaMonkey icon onto your
    hard disk.</li>
  <li>We recommend that you copy it to the Applications folder. </li>
  <li>Now eject the disk image. </li>
  <li>If you like, you can drag SeaMonkey to your dock to have it easily accessible
    at all times.</li>
</ol>

<h3><a name="mac_uninstall"></a>Uninstallation Instructions</h3>
<ol>
  <li>Remove the application files in
      <tt class="filename">/Users/<var>&lt;yourusername&gt;</var>/Library/Mozilla</tt>
      (but leave the <tt class="filename">Profiles</tt> sub-folder).</li>
  <li>Remove the file "<tt class="filename">Mozilla Registry</tt>" from
      <tt class="filename">/Users/yourusername/Library/Preferences</tt>.</li>
  <li>Remove <tt class="filename">SeaMonkey</tt> from the installed location. (i.e.
      <tt class="filename">/Applications</tt>).</li>
</ol>

<h2><a name="win"></a>Windows</h2>
<h3><a name="win_requirements" id="win_requirements">System Requirements</a></h3>
<ul>
  <li>Windows 95*, 98, 98SE, Windows Me, Windows NT 3.51, Windows NT 4.0,
      Windows 2000, Windows XP or Windows 2003<br>
      &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;<em>*with <a href="http://www.microsoft.com/com/default.mspx">DCOM for Windows 95</a></em></li>
  <li>Intel pentium class processor (233 MHz or faster recommended)</li>
  <li>64 MB RAM</li>
  <li>100 MB of free hard disk space (significantly less space is required if you reduce the cache size)</li>
</ul>
<p class="important">Certain ATI video drivers are not compatible with
  SeaMonkey and may lead to crashes. If you are experiencing crashes try
  <a href="http://mirror.ati.com/support/driver.html">upgrading</a>
  to the latest ATI driver. (Bug
  <a href="http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=101055"
     title="Bug 101055 - Scrolling vertically crashes system - ATI Video Driver Problem">101055</a>)</p>

<h3><a name="win_install" id="win_install">Installation Instructions</a></h3>
<p class="important"><strong>Note:</strong> It is strongly recommended that you
  exit all programs before running the setup program. Also, you should temporarily
  disable virus detection software.</p>

<h4><a name="win_install_installer"></a>Installation with the
  SeaMonkey Installer</h4>
<p>To install SeaMonkey by downloading the SeaMonkey installer, follow
  these steps:</p>
<ol>
  <li>Click the <tt>seamonkey-[% rnote.version %].en-US.win32.installer.exe</tt> link to download the file
    to your machine.</li>
  <li>Navigate to where you downloaded the file and double click the SeaMonkey program
    icon on your machine to begin the Setup program.</li>
  <li>Follow the on-screen instructions in the setup program. The program starts
    automatically the first time.</li>
</ol>

<h4><a name="win_install_manually">Manual Installation With the .zip File</a></h4>
<p>To install SeaMonkey by downloading the .zip file and installing manually, follow
  these steps:</p>
<ol>
  <li>Click the <tt>seamonkey-[% rnote.version %].en-US.win32.zip</tt> link
    to download the .zip file to your machine.</li>
  <li>Navigate to where you downloaded the file and double click the compressed
    file. Note: This step assumes you already have a recent version of WinZip
    installed, and that you know how to use it. If not, you can get WinZip and
    information about the program at <a href="http://www.winzip.com">www.winzip.com.</a></li>
  <li>Extract the .zip file to a directory such as <tt>C:\Program Files\SeaMonkey[% rnote.version %]</tt> .</li>
  <li>To start SeaMonkey, navigate to the directory you extracted SeaMonkey to and
    double click the SeaMonkey.exe icon.</li>
</ol>

<h4><a name="win_uninstall"></a>Uninstallation Instructions</h4>
<ul>
  <li>If the SeaMonkey installer was used, simply go to Settings/Control Panel/Add
  Remove Programs and choose [% rnote.name %].</li>
  <li>If the zip build was used then simply remove the SeaMonkey[% rnote.version %] directory
  where you installed SeaMonkey and remove the <a href="#files_profiles">profile directory</a></li>
</ul>

<h2><a name="files">Files Created or Used</a></h2>
<p> SeaMonkey stores data associated with you in a place called a <a href="#profiles">profile</a>.
  Profiles contain your preferences, mail folders, history, cookies, address books
  and other important data. Here is a list of these files. </p>
<table cellspacing="3" cellpadding="3" style="width:80%;">
  <tr>
    <td></td>
    <td class="deftable-head">Directories
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>Cache</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"> Cache files (temporary internet files). Enter <tt>about:cache</tt>
      in the URL bar for more information. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>chrome</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"> User defined styles and installed themes and applications
    </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>ImapMail</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">IMAP mail </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>Mail</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">Local Folders and POP3 mail </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>News</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">Usenet Newsgroups </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td></td>
    <td class="deftable-head">Files </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt><i>somenumber</i>.s</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"><a title="Tools -&gt; Password Manager -&gt; Manage Stored Passwords">
      Password data</a> </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt><i>somenumber</i>.w</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"><a title="Tools -&gt; Form Manager -&gt; Edit Form Info">Fill Form
      data</a> </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"> <div><tt>.autoreg</tt></div></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">XPCOM Auto Registration clue. Tells SeaMonkey to check
      for newly installed components the next time it launches. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"> <div><tt>appreg</tt></div>
      <div><tt>registry.dat</tt></div>
      <div><tt>registry</tt></div></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">Application Registry. Files where SeaMonkey keeps track
      of your profiles. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>abook.mab</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"><a title="Window -&gt; Address Book">
      Personal addressbook</a> </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>bookmarks.html</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"><a title="Bookmarks -&gt; Manage Bookmarks">Bookmarks</a>
    </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>cert7.db</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"><a title="Edit -&gt; Preferences -&gt; Privacy &amp; Security -&gt; Certificates -&gt; Manage Certificates">
      Client Certificate database</a> </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"> <div><tt>compreg.dat</tt></div></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">SeaMonkey XPCOM registry. Files where SeaMonkey keeps
      track of its components. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>cookies.txt</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"><a title="Tools -&gt; Cookie Manager -&gt; Manage Stored Cookies">
      Cookies</a> </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>hostperm.1</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"><a title="Tools -&gt; Cookie Manager -&gt; Manage Stored Cookies -&gt; Cookie Sites">
      Cookie</a>, <a title="Tools -&gt; Image Manager -&gt; Manage Image Permissions">
      Image</a> and <a title="Tools -&gt; Popup Manager -&gt; Manage Popups">Popup</a>
      permissions. Information stored in cookperm.txt in earlier versions.</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>history.dat</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"><a title="Go -&gt; History">URL history</a>
    </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>history.mab</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"><a title="Window -&gt; Address Book -&gt; Collected Addresses">Collected
      Address book</a> </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>key3.db</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"><a title="Edit -&gt; Preferences -&gt; Privacy &amp; Security -&gt; Certificates -&gt; Manage Certificates">
      Key database</a> </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>localstore.rdf</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">Defines default windows settings. Saved persistent
      values. Info about toolbars, sizes, positions, etc </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>downloads.rdf</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">Download history</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>training.dat</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"><a href="http://www.mozilla.org/mailnews/spam.html">Junk Mail filter</a> training data</td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>mimeTypes.rdf</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">Defines recognized file mime types for the <a title="Edit -&gt; Preferences -&gt; Navigator -&gt; Helper Applications">
      Helper App</a> </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>panacea.dat</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">Mail folder cache. Summary of certain fields in all
      the mail/news databases, mostly used to display the folder pane </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>panels.rdf</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">Information about which panels that will be displayed
      in the sidebar </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>prefs.js</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">All your settings. Enter <tt>about:config</tt> in
      the URL bar for more information. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>pluginreg.dat</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">All your registered plugins. Enter <tt>about:plugins</tt>
      in the URL bar for more information. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>search.rdf</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">Information about your search plugins in the sidebar
    </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>secmod.db</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"><a title="Edit -&gt; Preferences -&gt; Privacy &amp; Security -&gt; Certificates -&gt; Manage Security Devices">
      Security module database</a> </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>URL.tbl</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def"><a title="Tools -&gt; Form Manager -&gt; Manage Sites -&gt; Forms Never Saved">
      Excluded Fill Form data sites</a> </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>user.js</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">User settings which will be written into prefs.js
      after SeaMonkey is started </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>xpti.dat</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">XPCOM typelib information catalog </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"> <div><tt>XUL.mfl</tt></div>
      <div><tt>XUL FastLoad File</tt></div>
      <div><tt>XUL.mfasl</tt></div></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">XUL fast load file. Contains precompiled chrome and
      JavaScript. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"> <div><tt>Invalid.mfasl</tt></div>
      <div><tt>Aborted.mfasl</tt></div></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">At some time SeaMonkey invalidated your XUL fast load
      file. These are the previous files. You can just delete them if you don't want to
      debug them. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"> <div><tt>mozver.dat</tt></div></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">(Windows) Stores component version </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"> <div><tt>SeaMonkeyUninstall.exe</tt></div></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">(Windows) Uninstaller executable file </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td></td>
    <td class="deftable-head">Other Files </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt><i>*</i>.msf</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">Mail Summary Files. Contains summary of the mail
      folder. Located in the ImapMail and Mail directories. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>msgFilterRules.dat</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">Contains the <a title="Edit -&gt; Message Filters">Mail
      Filters for the current server</a>. Located in the ImapMail and Mail directories.
    </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt><i>*</i>.rc</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">Contains subscribe newsgroups for the current server.
      Located in the News directory. </td>
  </tr>
  <tr>
    <td class="deftable-item"><tt>hostinfo.dat</tt></td>
    <td class="deftable-def">Contains all the newsgroups available for the current
      server. Located in the News directory. </td>
  </tr>
</table>

<h3><a name="files_profiles" id="files_profiles">Profile Locations</a></h3>
<p>The following lists <em>typical</em> profile locations:</p>

<dl>
<dt>Windows</dt>
<dd>
<p>On Windows 95, Windows 98, or Windows ME (without log-in), the profile directory is typically<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; <tt class="filename">C:\Windows\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\<var>[Profile Name]</var>\<var>[random string]</var>.slt\</tt>
</p>

<p>On Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows ME with log-in, the profile directory is typically<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; <tt class="filename">C:\Windows\Profiles\<var>[Log-in Name]</var>\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\<var>[Profile Name]</var>\<var>[random string]</var>.slt\</tt></p>

<p>On Windows 2000 or Windows XP, the profile directory is typically<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; <tt class="filename">C:\Documents and Settings\<var>[Log-in Name]</var>\Application Data\Mozilla\Profiles\<var>[Profile Name]</var>\<var>[random string]</var>.slt\</tt></p>

<p>Note: on Windows 2000 or Windows XP, the <tt>Document and Settings</tt>
directory is hidden twice. To access the directory, enable Windows Explorer
to view System and Hidden directories and files.</p>
</dd>

<dt>Mac OS X</dt>
<dd>

<p>The profile location is typically:<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; <tt class="filename">~/Library/Mozilla/Profiles/<var>[Profile Name]</var>/<var>[random string]</var>.slt/</tt></p>
</dd>

<dt>Linux</dt>
<dd>
<p>The profile location is typically:<br>
&nbsp; &nbsp; <tt class="filename">~/.mozilla/<var>[Profile Name]</var>/<var>[random string]</var>.slt/</tt></p>
</dd>
</dl>

<h2><a name="migration">Migrating from other Internet client software</a></h2>

<div class="section">
  <p>SeaMonkey can import data directly from other popular Internet
  clients such as Netscape Communicator, Microsoft Internet
  Explorer, Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express, and Eudora.
  SeaMonkey can also import data in several standard file formats,
  so migrating from other client software is also possible.</p>

  <p>SeaMonkey co-exists well with other Internet programs,
  so uninstalling them is unnecessary.</p>
</div>

<h3><a name="migrate-communicator">Migrating from Netscape Communicator</a></h3>

<div class="section">
  <p>If you have Netscape Communicator 4.5 or later installed,
  SeaMonkey automatically converts the default profile
  (but except for address books) for use with SeaMonkey.</p>
  <p><strong>Note:</strong> converting Communicator profiles requires
  that Communicator is still installed on your computer. If you
  have already uninstalled Communicator, reinstall it again so
  you can convert your old profiles. After you have converted your
  old profiles, you can uninstall Communicator.</p>
</div>

<h4>Importing address book</h4>

<div class="section">
  <p>To import your address book from your Communicator profile, first
  export it in the LDIF format. To do this:</p>
  <ol>
    <li><p>Open Address Book in Communicator.</p></li>
    <li><p>In Address Book, open the File menu and choose Export.</p></li>
    <li><p>In the Export dialog, choose type <tt>LDIF (*.ldif)</tt> .</p>
      <p>Type in an identifiable filename that will be used as
      the address book&#8217;s name upon import.</p>
      <p>Save the file.</p></li>
    <li><p>Close Netscape Communicator.</p></li>
  </ol>

  <p>To import the LDIF file to SeaMonkey, follow these steps:</p>

  <ol>
    <li><p>In SeaMonkey, open the Windows menu and choose Address Book</p></li>
    <li><p>In Address Book, open the Tools menu and choose Import... .</p></li>
    <li><p>In the Import dialog, select Address Books and click Next.</p></li>
    <li><p>Select <tt>Text file (LDIF, .tab, .csv, .txt)</tt> and click Next.</p></li>
    <li><p>In the file picker dialog, choose the LDIF file you just exported.</p></li>
    <li><p>You should now see the <q>Address successfully imported from Text file</q>
      message.</p></li>
  </ol>
</div>

<h4>Converting additional profiles</h4>

<div class="section">
  <p>To convert an additional Communicator profile for use with
  SeaMonkey, first open the Profile Manager. If SeaMonkey is already
  running, open the Tools menu and choose Switch Profiles...;
  otherwise:</p>
  <ul>
    <li>On Windows, open the Start Menu, select Programs,
      select SeaMonkey, and choose Profile Manager.</li>
    <li>On Mac OS, hold down the Option key and open
      SeaMonkey from the Finder or the Dock.</li>
    <li>On Linux, run the <kbd>./seamonkey -profilemanager</kbd> command.</li>
  </ul>

  <p>In the Profile Manager dialog, select the profile you want to
  convert and click Use Profile. A dialog will walk you through the
  conversion process.</p>

  <p>To convert your address books, follow the instructions described
  in the previous section.</p>
</div>

<h4>Deleting old profiles</h4>

<div class="section">
  <p>Netscape Communicator&#8217;s uninstaller does not remove your
  old profiles. On Windows and Linux, to remove your old profiles,
  delete the <tt>users</tt> sub-directory in Communicator&#8217;s
  original install directory.</p>
</div>

<h3><a name="migrate-mozilla">Migrating from Mozilla suite, Netscape 6 or 7</a></h3>

<div class="section">
  <p>Your Mozilla suite, Netscape 6 or 7 profiles will be available to
  SeaMonkey. However, sharing profiles between Mozilla suite, Netscape 6 or 7
  and SeaMonkey can cause problems.</p>

  <p>SeaMonkey automatically uses your Mozilla or Netscape profile unless you
  have multiple profiles, in which case SeaMonkey prompts you to choose a
  profile. To avoid accidentally opening SeaMonkey with your Mozilla or
  Netscape profile, create a new, extra profile using your Mozilla&#8217;s or
  Netscape&#8217;s Profile Manager before installing SeaMonkey.</p>

  <p>It is worth repeating that
  <strong>you should not share profiles between SeaMonkey and
  Mozilla suite or Netscape 6 or 7</strong>.</p>
</div>

<h4>AOL Mail and Netscape WebMail</h4>

<div class="section">
  <p>You can use SeaMonkey's mail client to access AOL Mail. To set
  up your AOL account on SeaMonkey Mail &amp; Newsgroups, create a
  IMAP mail account, set the incoming server to <kbd>imap.aol.com</kbd>,
  and set the outgoing server to <kbd>smtp.aol.com</kbd>. For accounts with
  AOL outside of U.S. and CompuServe 2000, see
  <small><tt><a href="http://members.aol.com/adamkb/aol/mailfaq/imap/#foreign"
  >http://members.aol.com/adamkb/aol/mailfaq/imap/#foreign</a></tt></small>
  for server addresses. For instructions on how to set up an IMAP account,
  consult SeaMonkey's on-screen Help.</p>

  <p>Netscape 6 and 7 has Netscape WebMail integrated
  into its mail client. SeaMonkey does not have such integration, but
  you can access Netscape WebMail via the Web at
  <tt><a href="http://webmail.netscape.com/">http://webmail.netscape.com</a></tt>.</p>
</div>

<h3><a name="migrate-aol">Importing user data from AOL</a></h3>

<div class="section">
  <p>SeaMonkey cannot import data from AOL directly. To import mail
  saved on your computer (Filing Cabinet) and addresses from AOL,
  you must use third-party utilities to
  export your data in formats SeaMonkey can import. You may try
  the utilities listed in:</p>

  <blockquote><p><tt><a href="http://www.emailman.com/conversion/">http://www.emailman.com/conversion/</a></tt></p></blockquote>

  <p>(The SeaMonkey Project does not recommend or support any software listed
  on the Web page.)</p>

  <p>For general instructions on importing mail and addresses,
  read <q><a href="#migrate-other-mail">Migrating from another
  mail client</a>.</q></p>
</div>

<h3><a name="migrate-msie">Migrating from Microsoft Internet Explorer</a></h3>

<div class="section">
  <p>Migrating from Microsoft Internet Explorer is easy. SeaMonkey
  automatically imports your Internet Explorer Favorites. To access them,
  open the Bookmarks menu and select Imported IE Favorites.</p>
</div>

<h4>Synchronizing your favorites and bookmarks manually</h4>

<div class="section">
  <p>SeaMonkey automatically imports your favorites only once. If you
  have changed your favorites, you can re-import your favorites
  manually.</p>

  <p>First, you need to export your favorites in HTML format.
  On Mac OS,</p>
  <ol>
    <li><p>Open <b>Internet Explorer</b>.</p></li>
    <li><p>Open the Favorites menu and select Organize Favorites.</p></li>
    <li><p>Open the File menu and select Export Favorites.</p></li>
    <li><p>In the dialog that appears, save the file.</p></li>
  </ol>

  <p>On Windows, to export your favorites,</p>
  <ol>
    <li><p>Open <b>Internet Explorer</b>.</p></li>
    <li><p>Open the File menu and select Import and Export.</p></li>
    <li><p>Follow the instructions in the wizard that appears
      to save your favorites to a file.</p></li>
  </ol>

  <p>To import your favorites to SeaMonkey,</p>
  <ol>
    <li><p>Open SeaMonkey. In SeaMonkey Navigator, open the
      Bookmarks menu and choose Manage Bookmarks.</p></li>
    <li><p>In the Bookmarks Manager, open the Tools menu and
      choose Import.</p></li>
    <li><p>Open the HTML file you just saved
      in the file picker.</p></li>
  </ol>
</div>

<h3><a name="migrate-outlook">Migrating from Microsoft Outlook or Outlook
  Express</a></h3>

<div class="section">
  <p>To import your old mail settings, mail, and addresses:</p>
  <ol>
    <li><p>Open SeaMonkey Mail &amp; Newsgroups: open the Window menu and
      choose Mail &amp; Newsgroups.</p></li>
    <li><p>In SeaMonkey Mail &amp; Newsgroups, open the Tools menu and choose
      Import.</p></li>
    <li><p>Following the instruction of the Import dialog.</p></li>
  </ol>

  <p><strong>Note:</strong> importing settings, mail, and addresses
  from Microsoft Outlook or Outlook Express requires that the program
  is still installed on your computer.
  You may uninstall Outlook or Outlook Express afterwards.</p>

  <p><strong>Note:</strong> SeaMonkey does not support special characters
  (e.g. / and #) in mail folders. If you receive the following error:
  <q>Unable to import mailboxes, cannot create proxy object for destination
  mailboxes</q>, then open Outlook (or Outlook Express) and rename your
  folders. Then try importing again.</p>
</div>

<h4>Hotmail</h4>

<div class="section">
  <p>SeaMonkey is not integrated with Hotmail, but you can access your Hotmail
  account via the Web:
  <tt><a href="http://www.hotmail.com">http://www.hotmail.com</a></tt></p>
</div>

<h3><a name="migrate-eudora">Migrating from Eudora</a></h3>

<div class="section">
  <p>To import your old mail settings, mail, and addresses:</p>
  <ol>
    <li><p>Open SeaMonkey Mail &amp; Newsgroups: open the Window menu and
      choose Mail &amp; Newsgroups.</p></li>
    <li><p>In SeaMonkey Mail &amp; Newsgroups, open the Tools menu and choose
      Import.</p></li>
    <li><p>Following the instruction of the Import dialog.</p></li>
  </ol>

  <p><strong>Note:</strong> SeaMonkey does not support special character
  (e.g. / and #) in mail folders. If you receive
  <q>Unable to import mailboxes, cannot create proxy object for destination
  mailboxes</q> error, open Eudora and rename your folders. Then try importing
  again.</p>
</div>

<h3><a name="migrate-other-browser">Migrating from another browser</a></h3>

<div class="section">
  <p>To import saved Internet links to SeaMonkey from a browser other than
  those mentioned above:</p>
  <ol>
    <li><p>From your old browser, export the links as an <tt>HTML</tt>
      file</p></li>
    <li><p>In SeaMonkey Navigator, open the Bookmarks menu and choose Manage
      Bookmarks.</p></li>
    <li><p>In the Bookmarks Manager, open the Tools menu and choose
      Import.</p></li>
    <li><p>Open the HTML file you just saved in the file picker.</p></li>
  </ol>

  <p>You can now access the links from the Bookmarks menu.</p>
</div>

<h3><a name="migrate-other-mail">Migrating from another mail client</a></h3>

<div class="section">
  <p>To import mail from a mail client other than those mentioned above:</p>

  <ol>
    <li><p>From your old mail client, export your mail in standard Unix
      mail box (<tt>.mbx</tt>) format. After the file is saved,
      remove the file extension if there is any; for example, if
      the filename is <tt>oldmail.mbx</tt>, change it to <tt>oldmail</tt>.</p>

      <p>The filename of the exported file must not have any special
      character such as / or #.</p>
      </li>
    <li><p>Close SeaMonkey if you have it running.</p></li>
    <li><p>Copy the mail box file to the <tt>mail/Local Folders</tt>
      directory in your profile directory (see XXX).</p></li>
  </ol>
  <p>Your old mail should now be accessible from your
  Local Folders account in SeaMonkey Mail &amp; Newsgroups.</p>

  <p>To import mail addresses:</p>
  <ol>
    <li><p>From your old mail client, export your address in <tt>LDIF</tt>
      format.</p>
    <li><p>Open SeaMonkey.</p>
      <p>Open the Windows menu and choose Address Book</p></li>
    <li><p>In SeaMonkey Address Book, open the Tools menu and choose Import...
      .</p></li>
    <li><p>In the Import dialog, select Address Books and click Next.</p></li>
    <li><p>Select <tt>Text file (LDIF, .tab, .csv, .txt)</tt> and click Next.</p></li>
    <li><p>In the file picker dialog, choose the LDIF file you just exported.</p></li>
    <li><p>You should now see the <q>Address successfully imported from Text
      file</q> message.</p></li>
  </ol>
</div>

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