If you want to be sure that all your settings etc are backed up, and you have the space on your backup device, I recomend that you backup the Pegasus Mail install folder and all sub-folders (normally c:\pmail). If you dont have the space, you should backup all the files in the folder given to you by step 1 in David Harris's instructions above:
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1: Run Pegasus Mail; choose "About Pegasus Mail" from the "Help" menu
and click the "Info" button. About four or five items down you'll see
an item called "Home mailbox location". Write this directory name down
Not 100% sure on the Symantec front (Nortons) but it seems that the latest def is working ok now.
Well, the simplest option is to have each of these "archive" mailboxes in their own directories on your hard drive and then use the Folders -> Add Mailbox To List... menu option to mount each of the additional archive mailboxes. You can then move or copy emails between folders in the different mailboxes. However, you cannot simply move a folder between mailboxes (hopefully a future version will allow that).
Thanks, David and Barius. You finally got through to me. My ini and cfg files had gotten 'addled'. Everything worked fine when I fixed them. I still don't understand how Pegasus found any message files at all before I fixed these things. Some things, I guess, are just not worth pursuing...
I think the request is coming from someone who has used LookOut (Outlook), this 'feature' expires messages at a date/time in the future. Of course this can be overruled, and is not compatable between all the different mail clients let alone ones that actually follow the standard.
With all the legal issues now turning up this is something that may not be in the best interest of anyone.
At the end of the day it is up to the enduser to delete the emails. CYA of electronic documents for the most part can be 'difficult'.
I don't understand why the original poster is not interested in using Mercury/32 to download the POP3 mail via Mercury/32's MercuryD module and have it placed into the public folder (once the next version ships, which supports delivering new mail to a public folder). [/quote]
euh... i'm not using Mercury because i'm using a other mailserver at this moment. I know Mercury only by name... never installed it ...never seen it.. But... you made me curious ... just put my finger on the Mercury manual.... maybe i will install it and play around with it for a while
looking forward to the most intresting part (concerning this thread) ... dropping mail in a publc folder
This thread is closed for me, or resolved.
Most important things are : Use public folders to share mailfolders Prevent that several users have access to a same mailbox at the time Only share the new mail folder in a "add mailbox to list" option Be aware that there is a "user training issue" involved
or keep it simple and Start Pegasus Mail with the "-U <username>" commandline option to force Pegasus Mail to start up as that other user.
I found it. In the folders menu 2 other sort options were also selected. Sort reverse and sort unread. That's something I don't recall ever selecting. Must of done it by accident while using one of the other actions. As I always say ~If I'm not careful, I might learn something.
For sending a new message there is no default id. You can howevere use the new mail form, where the id drop down box in right on the mail window below the Cc field. Set that is Tools -> options -> Messages and replies, the "identity selector" checkbox.
For reply and forward you can set a default identity for each folder. So when you filter specific incoming mail in a folder and reply from out of that folder the identity set as default in the folder will be used. Rightmouse when you are on a folder in the folderslisting to set it.
1 - Was a link not created for you when Pmail installed? Usually the icons that would normally be installed in Windows will be installed under the program category 'Wine' or 'Windows Programs'. Otherwise, I'm not really sure, it could be a permissions thing.
2 - I haven't run into your window closing problem. You might try playing with the window controls in 'winecfg' (there may be a program menu icon for this configuration program too). You may also try setting the compatibility mode to Win98 or WinXP. I usually set my to Win98 by default since it tends to be the most compatible.
3 - I haven't tried ssl/tls under Wine, they may not work at all. If they do work I can't see why they would be any less secure.
Thanks guys! I am back up and running (fingers crossed!) after 7 hours of restoring tray structure by hand. Yes, HIERARCH.PM seems to contain bunch of suspiciously looking lines. Fortunately I found a description of its format here:
Will have to work on it. Also I have a bunch of old folders still in UNIX format, so that might have contributed to the restoration trouble. Just documenting my experience in hopes that it will make someone's life easier.
Well when a disk crash / disk full situation is involved, there is very little that can be done by the programs using the disk.
First of all, but you will have done that, make sure you got plenty of diskspace.
I doubt if you can recover mails, If the folder information (in the right mouse menu) gives a size that is matching the total size of the messages then you have bad luck. If the filesize on disk is much larger then the messages do expect it to be, there might be a possibility. In any case make sure to make a copy of the pmi and pmm file involved.