Pegasus Mail Suggestions

If you have suggestions or special wishes for Pegasus Mail here is where you make your voice heard.

PM-1 posted May 23 at 5:45 am

I would like to have an overview of active addons (plugins) for Pmail in this forum.

Perhaps in form of a list of active addons with author, description, latest version and download reference to get it.
Or even with information not developed anymore but still working.
And the best would be if addons can be again hosted inside the forum.

At the moment there are several entries in the "Add-ons for Pegasus Mail" but most are obsolete, not working or have no download reference anymore.
My feeling was at least that nearly all addons are outdated, except IER. smile

recent by Michael  ·  Jul 28 at 7:25 am

Each folder window has the same column bars: from, subject, date/time, size.
Also the assigned "Copy to Self" folder has these predefined columns, but when a sent mail is being copied into it, the "from" column contains entries like: "To: addressee". This might be accepted when working only with Pmail.

But when using different mail clients (e.g. Thunderbird) to access one mailbox, these other clients always enter the real sender address, means my own address, into this column. And that is correct behaviour since the column is named "From".

"Copy to self" folders should get a real column "To" instead of abused column "From".

recent by Joerg  ·  Apr 13 at 7:31 am

I don't know if this is possible, especially with IMAP folders, but I have found myself opening numerous spam-tagged messages because they appear genuine based on the From and Subject columns. I do this to look at the actual From: email address. Being able to see that without opening the message would be nice, best if the feature could be applied per folder (I would only want it for new mail and spam folders).

recent by Michael  ·  Apr 10 at 4:49 am

I receive many mails tagged by the sender as URGENT that really aren't urgent at all, like advertisements.

When Pegasus sees the urgent flag in the headers, it seems to do 2 things

1) It sets the message details in the Inbox listing to the colour RED.

2) It filters the message details to the TOP of the lnbox listing.

The only way to resolve these is to open the message, go to message properties and turn off the urgent checkbox. At which point I've read the mail which I didn't really want to do!

Part of the problem, granted, is the way I use my inbox ... it's more like a "main" and I sort things out of it manually about every week or so. I use Main as the destination for mail I don't have defined mailboxes for.

So the problem with this is that I end up with mail that's actually more urgent (without the flag) pushed down the Inbox list. A nuisance.

So, the request is ... can we please have a mechanism to use a less garish colour (bright red is excessive for boring ads!) for messages marked urgent. AND can we please have the option of stopping the Move to the top of the Inbox list. It's hard to miss coloured messages in the list anyway!

Thank you :-)

recent by sbrook  ·  Mar 30 at 2:15 am
PM-1 posted Mar 16 at 9:22 am


I work in maximized view and when I write a new mail or even open the system messages then I do not have at first the close/minimize/maximize buttons for the sub window.
I have to change back to the tab of the main view and then again to the new mail to see the close button.

Create new mail:

After changing the tab back to another window and back to new mail the "close/minimize/maximize" buttons are present:

recent by Michael  ·  Mar 19 at 9:24 pm

The new interface really looks nice but I have a suggestion for the the toolbar.

I miss since longer time in the standard toolbars a button to directly open the IMAP-Profiles.
And I think I'm not the only one, as IMAP will be more often used and most user never create an individual for themself.

Perhaps it is possible to add this in one of the next versions of PMail as additional toolbar option.


Since our ISP (German IONOS / 1&1) has reduced the error tolerance for email addresses to almost zero, I receive a lot of daily postmaster notifications from Mercury about delivery failures, as IONOS no longer accepts the incorrectly addressed mails and only returns an error "554 - Transaction failed".

As an example, the following is very often entered into the To: field or automatically inserted:
Doe, John < > < >
john-paul doe < >

If you simply put the plain name in inverted commas, everything would go through cleanly. But users don't do that. Often it is also due to the incorrectly configured mail client of the communication partner.
What I'm getting at ... Other mail clients, such as Thunderbird, check and correct incorrect address entries automatically. Users who are connected to Mercury via Thunderbird almost never send any delivery failures to the postmaster. I wish Pegasus would also check and adjust incorrect address entries on its own.

Translated with (free version)


In Germany different laws are in place ruling the retention of emails since business related e-mails are to be handled and saved in the same ways like business letters/mail. And that means that they have to be retained for 6 years in general and for 10 years when financial/tax related.
And such mails should be saved in complete, including all embedded images and attachments.

I'm aware that Pmail is adding an additional text string at the footer of each "copy to self" mail containing the source of all attached files. But in case such a file source is not longer available after e.g. 5 years, the sent mail would be incomplete.

I would appreciate an additional option where "copy to self" mails can be saved with all embedded images and attached files.

recent by Michael  ·  Feb 14 at 3:50 pm
wwsmith posted Dec 10 '21 at 7:27 pm

The saddest thing about Pegasus Mail is that I really can't use it anymore. Let me explain. I have been a Pegasus and Mercury user for more years than I would care to admit. Way before smartphones that could get email in any case. When the only way to get your email was on a computer, I used Pegasus as an email client and I was quite happy with it. Then later got Mercury and my own email domain and I put the mailboxes on a file server and used Pegasus from various PCs around my house. All very good.

Then came smartphones and eventually I had to have access to my email on my phone, so I accessed it with IMAP on the phone and the standard Pegasus interface on my computers. All was still good. Occasionally a folder got corrupted, but I knew how to recover from that.

It turned out that it was a "bug" in Mercury at the time that it allowed the mailboxes to be concurrently accessed from the standard Pegasus interface and IMAP clients concurrently. A certain release of Mercury fixed that "bug." I am putting the word "bug" in quotes because for me it was a feature, not a bug. In any event, I mostly stopped using Pegasus and started using Outlook because I used Outlook at work anyway, and it had decent IMAP support. In spite of the "bug" fix, folder corruption happened occasionally anyway, so I would use Pegasus as a tool to fix corruption, and sometimes to delete new mail items that did not actually get deleted through the IMAP interface. I was sad about not being able to use Pegasus which I preferred to Outlook, but such is life. Eventually Mercury would add support for concurrent IMAP and standard Pegasus access, if only I could hold on long enough. Or so I thought.

Well, it's been years and so far that hasn't happened. As I like to say, Hillary Clinton is not the only American with a mail server in her basement. Sometimes I even get a laugh from that. But the mail server crashes from time to time, sometimes when I am on vacation, and then I don't get mail for a while. My mail also has about a 20 minute delay coming in because of the forwarding service I use. Let me tell you: in this day and age a 20 minute delay can be a problem if you are waiting for a password reset link that expires after 15 minutes, or if you are on the phone with a tech support person that assume email is practically real time. But I diverge.

The bottom line is that I (and my spouse) have reluctantly started using Gmail for our more important emails, rather than my own domain. I've pretty much given up on ever being able to use Pegasus in native mode again. I don't fault David Harris in any way, though. If it wasn't for how much I like Pegasus, I wouldn't miss it. As they say, "it's better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all." And who knows? Maybe someday I'll be pleasantly surprised.


Often I create a new filter for an email (example Move to specific folder on my Folder list) in my the New Mail folder.

The problem is the new filter is only applied for future emails, not the one(s) in my box.

It would be nice to have an option for the "New Mail" folder "Reapply Filters." This would specially help if there are several emails that the filter applies to.

MageMaster posted Nov 18 '21 at 4:39 pm

The display screen for PMail Filters needs update.

1) At present the Scroll Bar does NOT work, this need fix.

2) Need a Search feature like Browsers have.
My filter list is very long and when I add/edit a filter, at present I have to use Up/Down and read entries to find where the filter is for edit, or where to add a new filter to a given domain that is already listed.

recent by Michael  ·  Nov 21 '21 at 6:03 pm
Jim Adney posted Apr 27 '20 at 6:30 am

[quote user="idw"]. But maybe I could create a convenience add-on for you (this isn't a joke!), but no promises with regard to time schedules!

Please don't bother, but thanks for the explanation. Earlier versions of Pegasus didn't have the Size column, but it appeared a few years after I suggested it. It would be nice if that field had useful info from the start, so perhaps that could become part of the script, to be added someday.

Think of this as a suggestion from a very satisfied long term user.


Well it printed to PDF when I changed the printer to the MS PDF printer.  However the output is not even in formatted columns so when you copy and paste to libre office write it is all over the place so I would literally have to reformat almost all of it by hand to then put it in a table and sort it.  So at this point I am giving up on it.  I can at least see the names of the folders corresponding to the largest folders in the file directory on screen so that is helpful.  This program however needs a lot of work just to work as it's text file instructions claim it does.  Lack of opening up standard windows dialogs for saving and printing is pretty rough edged. 


euler posted Feb 29 '20 at 12:56 am

Hi All,

I'm pretty much satisfied with all of Pegasus Mail features, but I could use a greater number of Quick actions if available. Could it be considered in the forthcoming versions?



Yes, Euler German, said, above, "I can only see IMAP" in Sky and I too have seen that Sky appears to now require log-in by IMAP only.

Yes, I believe you are correct in saying that if however one chooses to access email directly from Yahoo, then POP3 and SMTP settings are available for doing so.

And, yes, you are correct in stating that IMAP and POP+SMTP are separate systems.

However, I believe that accessing Yahoo mail via Sky's new IMAP system offers much greater security than accessing Yahoo mail directly from Yahoo and via POP+SMTP.

ehasbrouck posted Feb 16 '20 at 2:28 am

It's been mentioned in a several threads in the "support" forum, and I have always assumed that it woull bepart of Pmail v.5, but just to be sure that it is on the list here: The most imporetant change that needs ot be made to keep Pmail usable for mnay users is to have properly scalable fonts throughout the application, replacing all current bitmapped fixed-size fonts.

This is a growing problem because (1) all of us are aging, incluidng of course long-time Pmail users, and vision tends to decline with age, and (2) the fixed-pixel-count fonts look smaller and smaller on displays with higher resolution.

Ironically, Pmail can he hardest to use for users with the highest-resolution displays.

The addtional irony is not lost on me that this has become of increading importance ot more Pmail users even while David harris has struggled with reduced vision. I hope for continued improvement in davi'd vision, but also for improved usability fo Pmail v. 5 for users with limited vision.

ehasbrouck posted Feb 16 '20 at 2:18 am

I thought I had suggested this previously, but can't find my suggestion in this ofrum.

I'd like an option to add the *recipient(s)* of a messages to an addressbook. Even better, I would like a global setting to create an entry in a specified addressbook for any (new) recipient of a message I send.

There's a right-click option to add the sender to an addressbook, but no option to add the recipient.

There are workarounds, of course, but they are inconvenient.

I receive many messages from people/addresses mthat i am unlikely ever to want to contact again. But if I send a message to an address (the first time I do so, it will typically be by using "reply"), there is a good chance that I will want to send a message to that person/address again at soem unknown time in the future -- and therefore will want to be able to find them in my addressbook.

In the absence of this feature, i often have to perform searches of my mail archives of copy-self folder(s) to find the address of someone who I have corresponded with in the past.



Thank you both for the suggestions re. changing the colour tone of Windows 10 to reduce the amount of blue and lower the colour temperature.  I am already doing something similar. 


* I have [url=]calibrated the monitor colours[/url] to have overall less blue, similar to Windows Night Light - carefully done to preserve relative colour accuracy, so photos and movies etc still look good.  This is similar to having f.lux or the Win10 Night Light enabled all the time.  I don't change it at different times of day.  Technologically this is also a good solution because colour calibration is done through the graphics card, so it automatically applies to everything (full screen movies, games, etc).  Specifically, Windows uploads the colour calibration profile to the graphics card when Windows starts, and then the graphics card does the rest.

* Windows 10 apps are [url=]set to use Dark Mode where possible[/url] - since the March 2019 update this includes folder windows (Windows Explorer) and most - but not all - Windows 10 components

* I have set the Windows 10 accent colours to something dark 

* Windows 10 [url=]system colours are set[/url] to a generally dark palette chosen by me, for example window borders and title bars are dark.  For reasons already explained, I do not choose a full "white text on black background" colour here because that breaks a few applications (hard-coded black text would become invisible with a black system background).  Obviously I do not want to be changing my Windows system colours for each different application I use, anyhow Windows requires a re-logon to update the colour palette so that would be practically impossible.  The best compromise is black text on a mid-range background.  The mid-range Windows system background colour is giving rise to the severity of the Pmail colour issue raised in this suggestion.

* I have disabled Cortana in the Windows 10 task bar (an ugly white search box)

* A nice Chrome extension, , allows the colour scheme of any website to be over-ridden by a user style.  Stylish is a popular tool and therefore the community has created good 'dark' user style for many popular websites, which you can choose and activate for each site, so I have these for Google, StackOverflow, Github and others that I use regularly, all of which have the tyrannical black text on a white background.


I should probably write a blog post about all this, if I had a blog...

euler posted Jan 9 '20 at 1:21 am

[quote user="PaulW"][quote user="Brian Fluet"]

Yup.  The http:// should not be erased when inserting a hyperlink.  Instead, attention should be paid to whether it should be http:// or https:// unless you intent is not to provide a clickable hyperlink. 

A clickable hyperlink requires either http:// or https://.  As a test, send yourself two hyperlinks, one to "" and one to "".  You will find that the one without the https:// will not be a clickable hyperlink.  Browsers handle adding the http* part automatically; hyperlinks need it so the system knows to invoke a browser.


This certainly applies to Pegasus Mail but I've found that a lot of other mail clients will assume the HTTP protocol if none is specified - and websites with SSL certificates will often (usually?) rewrite HTTP to HTTPS.


Agreed, but that is because they use full blown web browser engines to render messages. It is the browser that "accepts" the incomplete URL and provide what it "thinks" is missing. Pegasus Mail has a long history of compliance to the standards and safety and this may look awkward nowadays.

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