What is Mozilla SeaMonkey? Features, Benefits and Advantages

Mozilla Seamonkey is a powerful open-source (free) e-mail client and internet suite. Seamonkey was developed by the Mozilla Foundation in 2005 and governed by the Seamonkey council. This application is developed with the same source code which underlines the Mozilla Thunderbird suite and the base for the Firefox web browser. SeaMonkey supports Windows OS X and the Linux platform. It supports MBOX (.mbox) file format to save its email messages and other files and works with POP3, IMAP, and SMTP protocols.

Why use Mozilla SeaMonkey?

SeaMonkey is an all-in-one Internet suite. It supports emails, browsers, news clients, HTML editor, IRC chat, junk mail controller, message filter, web feed reader, addresses books, web development tools, etc. 

Using high-quality features of profile managers such as message filters, junk mail detectors, etc. It allows you to manage multiple email accounts in one place; 

The default Profile location of the data file for Windows, MAC, and Linux user are as follow:

Windows 2000 & XP: 

“C:\Documents and Settings\<Windows login user name>\Application Data\Mozilla\SeaMonkey\Profiles\ *******.<Profile name>

Windows Vista, 7, 8 & 10:

 C:\Users\<Windows login user name>>\AppData\Roaming

\Mozilla\SeaMonkey\Profiles\ ****** <Profile name>

MAC Operating System

~/Library/Application Support/SeaMonkey/Profiles/********.<Profile name>

Linux Operating System

~/.mozilla/seamonkey/********.<Profile name>

Features of Mozilla SeaMonkey

 Mozilla SeaMonkey is a complete internet application suite that offers several features and useful tools. 

  • It has a multi-feature Internet browser consisting of- tabbed browsing, pop-up blocking, detection feed, smart location of the bar, and a lot of other functionality.
  • The SeaMonkey internet suite has a popup blocker that let you work online without popup or ads.
  • It has a junk mail controller that keeps the spam/junk mail away from us. 
  • It also has a reader for RSS and Atom feeds right in your messaging center that eases your reading of information from all across the web.

Know how SeaMonkey store its Data in your device

The SeaMonkey mainly uses .mbox file extension for email folders and .mab file extension for storing address book contacts. Apart from these, SeaMonkey also uses EML (.eml) for email messages. Due to the presence of so many versatile data file formats; it is easier to migrate from SeaMonkey to various other emailing platforms like Seamonkey to MS Outlook, Windows Live Mail, Thunderbird, Lotus Notes, etc.

Since Microsoft Outlook is one of the most used email clients, many times users look for a way through which they could access Mozilla Seamonkey mails through Outlook account. So, when you want to switch to Outlook, you have to migrate SeaMonkey data to Outlook. For this, you can smoothly convert MBOX to PST to open your mails in MS Outlook. The best technique by which you can take the complete conversion without any hassle is to use an MBOX to PST Converter tool. However, if you have an Outlook data file and you want to open it in Seamonkey then you have to convert Outlook OST / PST file into MBOX file format.

Besides this, if you only want to migrate the SeaMonkey mail into MS Outlook, then EML to PST is a great way. Choose the emails which you want to export and import them in EML file format. Once the EML file is created you can easily convert EML into PST by using a conversion wizard that is cheaply available on the web.

On the other hand, if you are a SeaMonkey user and want to import some Outlook data files to another data file format then you can do it easily. For instance, suppose you have an OST/PST file that is inaccessible but you want to open it in SeaMonkey then simply convert OST/PST files to MBOX and import the MBOX to SeaMonkey. Or, if you have some old backup of email in .eml format then also you can import them into SeaMonkey. Similarly, you can convert NSF, PST, OST, and MSG into MBOX or EML format to import them to SeaMonkey. 

On the other hand, if you want to migrate Seamonkey to MS Outlook then also it is easy. All you need is to export the Seamonkey mailboxes into MBOX files format then import MBOX files into MS Outlook either manually or using some third party application like MBOX converter.

Final Words

SeaMonkey itself is a great application for emailing and related jobs. Thus; it is hardly needed to migrate to some other platforms. But in case you have an older backup of SeaMonkey mail or database then migration can be required.

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