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Last post 04-17-2011, 22:56 by Henkjan. 23 replies.
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  •  06-23-2010, 3:16

    • kevsim is not online. Last active: 06-23-2010, 3:20 kevsim
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    Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    I have downloaded Pegasus mail and it looks very good, however before I go any further I have 2 questions.

    1/ Will Pegasus work on an XP and Vista home networked system where the Pegasus storage folder is on a shared folder on the XP machine.

    2/ How do I import all my Outlook or Outlook Express emails both received and sent and also my contacts list into Pegasus.

    I would appreciate your advise.

    kevsim

  •  06-23-2010, 16:54

    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    > I have downloaded Pegasus mail and it looks very good, however before I go any further I have 2 questions.
    >
    > 1/  Will Pegasus work on an XP and Vista home networked system where
    >     the Pegasus storage folder is on a shared folder on the XP
    >     machine.

    Yes.  

    1.  Install WinPmail in the multiuser mode on the "server".  Use c:\pmail
        for the program; c:\pmail\mail for the mail directories.

    2.  Run PCONFIG.exe from the WinPMail program directory and change the HOME and
        NEW mail directory specification to the \\server\vol\pmail\mail\~8
        format.

    3.  Go to the remote workstations and install a shortcut to the common
        program.


    > 2/  How do I import all my Outlook or Outlook Express emails both
    >     received and sent and also my contacts list into Pegasus. I would
    >     appreciate your advise. kevsim

    For the Outlook Express folders try DbxConv. This is a utility which is
    designed to convert Mail (not news) folders from Outlook Express DBX
    folders to standard MBX files importable by almost any mail program.  
    Pegasus Mail can read these *.MBX files directly, you simply point at the
    directory containing the MBX files using the "Add mailbox to list".
    http://people.freenet.de/ukrebs/dbxconv.html

    For the Outlook folder there is a utility called PM2MSN32.exe from Martin
    Ireland that can convert the Outlook folders to Pegasus Mail message files.   
    PM2MSM32 is a specialized 32bit Mapi client that interfaces directly with
    Microsoft MsExchange/Outlook (or any other Mapi mail server).  It extracts
    the content of the InBox to individual text files that can be imported to other
    mail systems such as Pegasus Mail.  In the case of Pegasus Mail it puts
    CNM files into the new mail directory and then you can put these into a
    separate folder.  http://www3.telus.net/public/irelam/

    For the address books use Dawn, created by Boris Zakharin

    Dawn 5, created by Boris Zakharin

    Dawn works with the following programs:

        * Becky! -- Known to work with versions 2.00.08, 2.21.03
        * Corel WordPerfect Address Book 8.x
        * Eudora -- Known to work with versions 3.0, 4.3, 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 6.0, 6.2
        * ExecMail / Simeon
        * Forté Agent -- Known to work with version 4.0
        * Internet Explorer / Outlook Express / Windows Address Book (WAB) 4.0 - 6.0 -- Known to
           work with versions 4.0, 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0
        * Juno 2.0 - 5.0 -- Known to work with versions 2.0.11, 4.3.09, 4.3.11, and 5.0.33
        * Mozilla (Seamonkey) -- Known to work with versions 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9.2, 0.9.3, 0.9.7, 1.0,
          1.2, 1.3, 1.6, 1.7
        * Mozilla Thunderbird -- Known to work with version 1.0.2
        * Netscape 3.0 - 7.1 -- Known to work with versions 3.0, 3.03, 4.0, 4.7, 4.78, 6.0, 6.01, 6.1,
           6.2, 6.21, 7.0, 7.1 (Netscape 8 does not have an address book)
        * MS Outlook 98 / 2000 / 2002 / 2003
        * Opera -- Known to work with versions 5.1, 5.2, 6.0, 7.0, 7.23, 8.01, 8.02
        * Palm support through Palm Desktop (read only) -- Known to work with versions 3.01, 4.0,
        * Pegasus Mail -- Known to work with version 3.12b, 4.01, 4.12a, 4.21c, 4.51
        * Pine (PC and UNIX) -- Mailing Lists not supported
        * Other programs which can use/import/export LDAP/LDIF, vCard (VCF), Comma Separated  
           Value (CSV), plain text, one per line or comma separated formats or store addresses in a
           text file suitable for extraction
        
    http://mysite.verizon.net/zakharin/software/Dawn/

    And finally if cost is not a problem here are a couple of commercial programs to do this  type of conversion.

    Aid4mail
           http://www.aid4mail.com/

    Transend
           http://www.transend.com/

    You might want to check out the converters available at the following site as well.
           http://www.emailman.com/conversion/#mboxwin



    Thomas R. Stephenson
    San Jose, California
    Member of Pegasus Mail Support Team

    I do not answer private messages from the forum. If you want to contact me use email to techsupp@tstephenson.com.
  •  06-28-2010, 19:05

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    I'll hook on to this thread.  I have now a local Pegasus mail installation (since 1999), but want to move it to my NAS to be able to read mail from different PC's.  Can I simply move the pmail dir and all subdirs to the NAS, and then run the PConfig.exe like discribed above, and then set up the link on the work stations using wssetup.exe?

    related: can I then use win XP's "off-line folders" to use pmail on my laptop when not at home? (yes, I'll make sure no-one else will then use the home copy of pmail)  will the mail be syncronised OK?

  •  09-15-2010, 22:03

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    OK, I took the plunge and moved my entire directory from my harddrive to my NAS.  I mapped the mail share to the P: drive, so now everything should be in P:\PMAIL

    next, I ran pconfig.exe to move the mailbox and the new mail folder to P:\pmail\mail

    and then started pmail..  not there yet..  went into pmail.ini and replaced all instances of c:\pmail with p:\pmail

    now we are almost there, but not quite...  missing my public folders.  now where was that again...  maibe the state.pmj file..   so went in replaced all instances of c:\pmail with p:\pmail  but still no public folders Tongue Tied  so, did the unexpected and started reading the help Smile and found the public folders in the tools section of the pmail menu, changed c:\pmail to p:\pmail and restarted pmail..  and all appears to working like it should, incl mail filtering rules (except that pmail just crashed when I wanted to reply....)

  •  09-15-2010, 23:16

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    also on the laptop it works fine (only a lot slower than before (compared to HD installation)...  anyone some good tips to speed up pmail?)
  •  09-15-2010, 23:46

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    well, on some occasions, Pegasus is trying to access some files, and it takes too long, causing Pegasus to crash, see the below log after a crash when I tried to print a message:


    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: Application Error
    Event Category: (100)
    Event ID: 1005
    Date: 15.9.2010
    Time: 23:34:17
    User: N/A
    Computer: HPLAPTOP
    Description:
    Windows cannot access the file \\192.168.1.152\pmail\PMAIL\HTS32.DLL for one of the following reasons: there is a problem with the network connection, the disk that the file is stored on, or the storage drivers installed on this computer; or the disk is missing. Windows closed the program HTML Add-on because of this error.

    Program: HTML Add-on
    File: \\192.168.1.152\pmail\PMAIL\HTS32.DLL

    Filed under:
  •  09-16-2010, 1:18

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    where are your printer drivers located?  There is a good chance you need to install a local print driver such as the Generic Text, or a PDFWriter driver to get rid of these timing problems.
  •  09-16-2010, 20:23

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    printer drivers (and all other system stuff) is locally.  only thing changed is the location of Pegasus


    in general: Pegasus starts very slow now, takes a minute or so to load

  •  10-19-2010, 23:32

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    just a short update.  


    Pegasus is no longer crashing, but still slow with some operations.  starting the program is one of them, and moving files to the trash is another.  emptying the trash is not slow.  also I noticed that if I put the PC on standby, Pegasus will crash silently when the PC resumes from standby.

  •  02-22-2011, 23:18

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    I really need help on this: the program is very very slow, only starting it (from clicking the shortcut on the desktop to pmail open) takes 85 seconds, and opening folders is very slow, deleting messages even worse.

    And that is on my desktop machine with a cabled connection to the LAN, if I try the same on my laptop on wlan, it is even slower (with frequent crashes).  so there must be some link with the network speed. 


  •  02-23-2011, 14:45

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    Henkjan:

    I really need help on this: the program is very very slow, only starting it (from clicking the shortcut on the desktop to pmail open) takes 85 seconds, and opening folders is very slow, deleting messages even worse.

    And that is on my desktop machine with a cabled connection to the LAN, if I try the same on my laptop on wlan, it is even slower (with frequent crashes).  so there must be some link with the network speed. 

    If you have your default printer defined locally (as suggested by Irelam a few posts back in this thread)  then you might want to check that the Startup Directory defined in Pmail.ini points to the current location of your mail files. This entry can be found in the [Pegasus Mail for Windows] section in Pmail.ini

     I had similar delays on both desktop and laptop systems when this line pointed to an old Pegasus location (D-drive). 

    Example:  Startup directory                         = C:\PMAIL\mail 

    Hope this helps.

     


    John (loyal Pmail user for so long I've lost count -- ~19 years)
  •  02-23-2011, 14:54

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    The startup dir may also be defined on the icon properties if one is being used. Both must be checked.
  •  02-23-2011, 17:00

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    Jerry Wise:
    The startup dir may also be defined on the icon properties if one is being used. Both must be checked.

    I think this is incorrect.  The icon specification determines the default directory when the program opens.  The .ini file directs Pegasus to look for its mail directory in a specific location.  The two are not really related.  


    John (loyal Pmail user for so long I've lost count -- ~19 years)
  •  02-23-2011, 22:28

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    I changed it (it was the shared documents folder on the C drive, and yes that does exist), not noticing much difference.  starting pmail was a bit quicker, but still very slow. other actions (see examples below) still the same.

    But all other operations are also extremely slow, just opening a mail message (plain text, 5k in size) takes 5 seconds between double click and that the message is displayed on the screen.  Other example: I have a rule on the junk mail folder, which deletes all messages older than a week on folder close; so when I close the folder, it takes approx 1 second for each message that gets moved to the trash. Retrieved mail from the server (pop3) also takes very long to get filtered into the right folders. The only thing still fast is emptying the trash (rule on folder close).  And all this was no issue with the local (on C:) installation. 

  •  02-23-2011, 22:52

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    Re: Pegasus Mail and Home Networking

    just downloaded and installed 4.61, but no change in speed
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