Pegasus Mail Suggestions

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

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jaabogae posted May 19 '07 at 2:14 pm

You can, although not from within the program. Right mouse on the folder in the folderslisting and go Folder information.You will find the file name in there.

Now close down Pegasus Mail and go to the Home mailbox directory. Copy (do not move) both the <name>.PMM and <name>.PMI file to any other place you want. Restart Pegasus Mail and delete the folder.
 

To restore, just copy both files back and restart Pegasus Mail. 

FYI:

* Problems after restoring mailbox files from CD-ROM *

Q: I backed up my Pegasus Mail mailbox directory to CD-R (or CD-RW or DVD or whatever) and restored it after a hard drive replacement (or Windows OS reinstall).  Now everything is behaving very strange.  I cannot delete new mail messages and my mail folders say they are corrupted.  Also, I can't make changes nor add addresses to any of my address books.  Additionally, changes to my WinPMail configuration settings don't get saved anymore. What's going on? 

A: When you restore files from CD-ROM-based technology, the OS usually sets read-only flag on each of the files.  Thus, WinPMail cannot make changes to the files anymore.  To fix this, select all the files in your mailbox directory and press Alt-Enter (or right- click on the files and choose Properties from the popup context menu).  Uncheck the Read-Only checkbox and click OK. 

 

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David Harris posted May 19 '07 at 2:02 am

[quote user="Glenn Keeler"]I would love it if the folder list would sort folders with unread mail to the top of the list.[/quote]

I have something like this planned - it's not quite what you're asking for - but it's probably better, in fact. I won't say any more just now, but rest assured that the issue is on the radar.

[quote]I would also like to be able to force some folders to the top of the list -- the "system" folders of new mail, copies to self, deleted have this forced sorting at the moment.[/quote]

The program has this capability already - there's just no user interface for accessing or enabling it. Once again, it's on the list of things to do.

Cheers!

-- David --

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[quote user="Elio"]

I wrote this in a previews post along with another request. The request is about supporting the /Flagged message attribute of the IMAP protocol in Pegasus.

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Oddly enough, I thought it already did - I thought I had set it up so that "Flagged" messages showed as being coloured blue, and that setting a message to a blue colour would flag it at the IMAP level... But I must have been dreaming it, because the code is not there.

It's not a difficult request, and will definitely be on the list for the next release.

Cheers!

-- David --

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Actually that would be handy. [:D]

When I send out an eNews via Pegasus and the various servers reply with errors address no longer available etc, many servers don't put the address in the return header but in the body of the message. Its usually the ISP address. ie nomail@isp.co.nz in the headers. 

Right clicking on an email address in the body of the message does give you the option to add the address to the DList but not remove it.

The option presently available by right click an email address in the body of a message are: 

  •  Start New Message...
  • Copy address to Clipboard
  • Add address to addressbook...
  • Add address to DList...
  • Show Pictures (HTML Only)
Needs Remove address from DList



 

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Barius posted May 16 '07 at 7:53 am

I just read your newest blog in which you lament the old address book code.  I figured that as long as you're in such a good mood, why not ask that the address books be capable of synchronizing to an LDAP server?  Alternatively, how about allowing an LDAP server to be represented as an address book (editable with the correct user rights)?

 

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arnaudherve posted Dec 2 '08 at 12:36 pm

Just an update here: I just learnt that Google Calendar is now compatible with Webdav and Ical.

 

For me, a calendar application for the 2010 decade must offer at least two features:

 

  1. Display online
  2. Mobile phone sync

 

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see the possibility of developing that in Pmail for the moment. Not unless the development of core features more directly related to email is sacrificed. And then, there is also the risk of losing Pmail's lightweight.

 

In the meanwhile, there so many time-related features that would be easy to implement, like:

  • Send later, chose date
  • Send to myself, as a reminder

Only those two would be a significant improvement.Some competition does that.

Then, if there is possibility to do more, we can imagine for instance a calendar view of messages to be sent. That would be the beginning of a calendar, only the intention would reversed: you don't create an event with a subsidiary email, you create an email which may if you wish contain an event.

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chriscw posted Oct 11 '07 at 1:16 pm

[quote user="Barius"] (e.g. NTFS) can easily handle the number of email files a user is likely to accumulate over the lifetime of their computer. 
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 I suspect I'm not the only Pegasus user for whom emails are transferred when I upgrade my PC...   Its so easy to do!

 
The only way I could see storing messages as files working would be for each folder to be a sub directory of the mail box.   I guess that would bean that all folders by default could contain both Messages and sub folders but how would I import all my email when I upgraded....
 

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Dirty Harry posted May 18 '07 at 1:56 am

[quote user="Rob"][quote user="David Harris"][quote user="Dirty Harry"]1. Macros that will randomly pick a line from a .txt file and place it at the bottom of a message as a tagline.  That would be a real nice piece of fluff. [/quote]

Pegasus Mail has had variable signatures since 1991. It's slightly arcane - you have to prepare them in a specific format then compile the file using the Pegasus Mail resource compiler, rescom, but it's not that big a deal. Look up "variable signatures" in the help file.

Doing it from a plain text file would be quite a bit more complicated[/quote]

There are two extensions I know of that greatly ease the handling of custom tag lines for Pegasus Mail

  • Leon Salter's Plato - http://home.zonnet.nl/l.salters/

  • BitBuilt Software's Thalia - http://www.bitbuilt.net/thalia.html

Both are free tools that allow you to store your quotes as plain text files, then compile them into a Pegasus Mail compatible resource file by clicking a button. Plato works within Pegasus Mail as an extension, and Thalia is an external application.

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Thanks for all the suggestions Rob.  Dawn works great but I can't seem to get Plato to work.  It installed fine and the icon appears on the toolbar but it just doesn't pick the line from the file.

Also, pegasus is installed as the default mail client and it fires up just fine when clicking a mailto link but a MSIE popup keeps reporting that it's not installed properly even though it is working. 

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lordofthemoon posted May 13 '07 at 6:14 pm

[quote]I doubt the revenue part would lead anywhere[/quote]

 Not necessarily.  I believe that the Mozilla Corporation makes a huge chunk of its money through deals with Google making it the default search engine.
 

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MJSmit posted Apr 8 '08 at 4:59 pm

I've found there is a plugin that searches text files in general. Although it will not show Pegasus' files as e-mails (just as plain text), you can still search them. The plugin is at http://desktop.google.com/plugins/i/indexitall.html?hl=en. Read the text file carefully, because you'll have to indicate during setup which file types you'll want to include - those should be *.CNM (for your main folder) and *.PMM (for all other folders) files, if I recall correctly.

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Delete or move selected messages - no warning if selection includes read-only
messages.

Delete folder - no warning that it will delete read-only messages - VERY
NAUGHTY.

Delete attachment from message in normal (not NewMail) folder - no warning that
nothing has been done.

Move mailbox contents to new location - function should be removed from Options
or re-implemented.

Count of messages in an open folder window not updated when messages are added
or removed (but Folders Manager window values are updated).

Bob

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arnaudherve posted May 21 '07 at 12:25 am

I have no idea what the income / costs would be, sincerely.

 

One of the reasons I am talking abound a Pegasus + Mercury bundle is for the comfort of the less skilled user. That could take the shape of an apparent Pegasus install, and the teacher would consider the install on his/her computer is the "master mail software", which is a concept fairly easy to grasp I think for that kind of user.

 

Of course setting the accounts just once on the "master computer" would help ease of use too, compared to writing on the server AND the client. That would be coherent too with teenagers not being allowed to modify their accounts.

 

The dot yo I chose is arbitrary, of course, the important thing is mail not being allowed to go to Internet. Maybe @mail.yo could be proposed as default for instance. Or anything else that makes clear it is not a common dot name. 

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