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PMICAL 3.4 available

Last post 11-04-2019, 20:25 by Brian Fluet. 52 replies.
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  •  07-28-2019, 21:08

    • irelam is not online. Last active: 12-16-2019, 1:56 irelam
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    PMICAL 3.4 available

    The latest version of PMICAL can be downloaded from: http://community.pmail.com/files/folders/pegadd/entry50920.aspx

    It upgraded and fixes issues raised in the migration to Windows 10, in both 32-bit and 64-bit modes. It also tries to track all the new features in Microsoft Office application, Outlook. It also tolerates events generated by Apple and other vendor offerings.

    This utility receives invitations to events (ie meetings or presentations), and displays their content in a user friendly screen, and can optionally RSVP to the sender, to accept or decline the invitations.

    Martin

  •  08-07-2019, 10:31

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    AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    Hi Martin,

    Now I've found time to install the new PMICAL 3.4. I've stupidly overwritten the old PMICAL files and keep the winrules.pmc (to be used by all local users) as it is:

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    If attachment ExtnPart contains ".ics,.vcs" Goto "vCalendar"
    If expression body matches "BEGIN:VCALENDAR" Goto "vCalendar"
    If expression body matches "Content-Type: text/calendar*" Goto "vCalendar"
    If expression body matches "QkVHSU46VkNBTEVOREFS" Goto "vCalendar"
    Always Exit ""

    Label "vCalendar"
    Always Run "\\\\marsrv9\\pmail$\\programs\\pmical.exe %s"
    Always Highlight "16"
    Always Exit ""

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Unfortunately when testing with an old invitation mail (which worked with the old version), an empty PMICAL window opens followed by another popup form where an e-mail address should be entered. This popup is headlined with "MyEmailAddress missing in PMICAL.ini".

    Typing any e-mail address into this popup leads to an error message "I/O error 104"

    But finally there is no commented E-mail entry within pmical.ini which could be completed. What does this missing e-mail address mean?

     

    BTW: Your above stated link to: http://community.pmail.com/files/folders/pegadd/entry50920.aspx leads to "Newsmail2.zip re-introduced" but not to PMICAL.

     

  •  08-07-2019, 13:22

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    Re: AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    Hi Joerg,

    You are experiencing exactly what I experienced before realizing that PMICAL 3.4 will not work for shared network installations like ours because it is dependent on \PMICAL being in every mailbox directory.  This issue which is what triggered the discussion between me and Martin that you got included in the middle of.  I apologize for not posting about it here.  I'm back to v2.50.  

  •  08-07-2019, 13:36

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    AW: Re: AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    Hi Brian,

    Thanks for your reply. Now I understand. Is Martin working on shared-network-working update? What are the issues of the v2.5 under W10? We presently in the process of upgrading all W7 machines to W10 as long as this is still possible for free. But until now we didn't experience any problems with PMICAL (but of course, we are receiving invitations and such stuff very rarely)

    Now I'm back to v2.5 as well.

    Greetings from Germany

  •  08-07-2019, 13:53

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    Re: AW: Re: AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    Yes, Martin is working on this.  I sense that consideration of a shared installation threw a wrench in his design.  I'm sure we'll be hearing from him soon.

    I don't have any Win10 machines here yet so let me know how it goes.  Big Smile

  •  08-07-2019, 14:53

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    AW: Re: AW: Re: AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    Brian Fluet:
    I don't have any Win10 machines here yet so let me know how it goes.  Big Smile
    Works fine so far. Keep in mind the retirement of W7 in January 2020! Using the MS MediaCreationTool upgrades our W7 machines with taking-over all installed programs and user settings. And still for free. Until now at all of my upgraded machines Windows has been activated automatically over the internet. I connect the upgrade with an installation of a SSD drive which accelerates the machine a lot. Users are happy. Of course, Pmail becomes a little bit slower when starting the first time a day. It seems the Defender or Windows Firewall is inspecting any network traffic (all Pmail folders reside at the server as yours) more deeply. This takes time, especially if you have many many mail folders as my users Tongue Tied
  •  08-07-2019, 18:40

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    Re: AW: Re: AW: Re: AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    Joerg and Brian et al,

       Just to let you know I am slowly working on the current update, from a suggestion from Brian, that I NOT keep work files or report files any longer.  This will mean that a recipient receiving a meeting request will have to keep the incoming event invitation in their Pegasus Mail folders, for any response to originator, recall or forwarding to others. I will update the program version number as this will be a major change to PMICAL process.  I will keep the existing PMICAL 3.4 on Community until I get the OK from you that it meets your requirements before I release the new version on Community

    As far as I can see I have sorted out the latest Outlook attempts at creating meeting requests. I had to bite the bullet and buy a license for Microsoft Office to get the libraries etc.

    Regards,

           Martin

  •  08-07-2019, 19:32

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    Re: AW: Re: AW: Re: AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    All,

    Martin mentioned not keeping PMICAL work and report files which is the result of a concern I expressed about them being in %temp% which results in them being machine specific instead of user specific.  My vision was for these files to be in a \pmical subdirectory of the home mailbox and that the \pmical subdirectory be dynamically created if it didn't exist to save network admins from having to manually create each one.  This may be a non-issue if there aren't any shared installations out there where users login and run pmail from multiple machines.  Comments welcome on this please.

  •  08-07-2019, 22:46

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    Re: AW: Re: AW: Re: AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    Brian,

       I have slightly mis-understood your wishes for file locations. I will re-work what I was planning, and situate all the read-write files in the sub-directory of the user NewMail  The read-only files would go in the c:\pmail\programs (or equivalent shared network directory). I am creating the PMICAL sub-directory already. I just need to change its location. What location does the user see when accessing the NewMail directory in the Registry ?  How do I find out where their NewMail directory is?

     Martin

  •  08-07-2019, 23:22

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    Re: AW: Re: AW: Re: AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    irelam:
       ... I am creating the PMICAL sub-directory already. I just need to change its location. What location does the user see when accessing the NewMail directory in the Registry ?  How do I find out where their NewMail directory is?

    Unfortunately I don't know. I took a look at the registry entries that I know of and don't see one that you could pull from.

    I have a vision of where the read-write files should be, but whether that's feasible is another story.    My vision was for them to be in a subdirectory of the home mailbox directory but the newmail directory may be more appropriate since that is the more logical place when they're different.

    Based on your question I assume you don't have a way to access that information directly for the invoking instance of pmail (like what is available in the About > Info button).

    Sorry that I'm not much help with the hard stuff.

  •  08-08-2019, 1:05

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    Re: AW: Re: AW: Re: AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    Brian,     I just checked my Registry, and NewMail and HomeMailbox are identical. So unless you can tell me a way to distinguish between them, I am left with defining the PMICALDIR in

    PMICAL.INI  which I am locating with the program PMICAL.EXE   Seems it would be easy, but would need the user to specify it.

    Martin

  •  08-08-2019, 1:12

    Re: AW: Re: AW: Re: AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    irelam:
    How do I find out where their NewMail directory is?

    Martin, you could start from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Software\Pegasus Mail\Mailbox that points to the running mailbox path. If more than one (-ms command line option) you'll have only the last one opened at this Registry address.

    Maybe you could only get Pmail root directory from HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Software\Pegasus Mail\BaseDir, add \MAIL to it where you can find Pmail.user with all Pmail users' NewMail directories (e.g. Admin, Martin, etc). It won't hurt if you create a \PMICAL sub-directory on each of them.


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    Re: AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    Joerg,

      Sorry for not replying to this sooner. The problem is that the Pmical.ini does need a line with MyEmailAddress=   It is needed to check if it is you the recipient is the same as the sender( AKA Originator) because then the sender doesn't have to send an invitation to you.

     Martin

  •  08-08-2019, 2:03

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    Re: AW: Re: AW: Re: AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    Thanks Euler,   this what I need to use, I think.  I would like to pass this info on to Grant Root, and Brian Fluet,  to see if their worlds would work with this

     Thanks

    Martin

  •  08-08-2019, 4:08

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    Re: AW: Re: AW: Re: AW: PMICAL 3.4 available

    What we're bumping into is the flexibility of Pegasus Mail makes standardizing this extremely difficult.  For instance, a current single user installation of Pegasus Mail uses \Mail as the home mailbox directory (no user subdirectory) and won't have a pmail.usr file.  Assuming either exists won't work in this instance.

    Using the regkey HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\Software\Pegasus Mail\Mailbox sounded promising but it doesn't exist on my Win10 machine.  The only place I found the home mailbox path was in HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-804515620-797000893-1895900202-1001\Software\Pegasus Mail\Mailbox.

    I think staying %temp% is fine if we can't find a reliable way of obtaining the path of the home or the new mailbox directory unless we get feedback from anyone else who has a concern about roaming users (anxious to hear from Joerg on this).

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