This is so trivial I'm embarrassed to even write about it.
If, when writing a message, one wants to include a hyperlink, the "URL to invoke" line is already set up with "http://" and as one click on a URL in all the browsers on all my devices now includes those characters, I get rather tired of always having to select and overwrite them. And invariably wonder how much trouble it would be to eliminate the characters in some future iteration.
Try 'tabbing' into that line and you should find the 'http://' already highlighted. Then a Ctrl+v or Rt-click, Paste will overwrite the contents with your link.
In the past (when I did admin a couple Exchange servers v2000-2010) we would disable POP/IMAP in order to block any non Outlook clients from using. Was a 'security' procedure (right...), client licensing (CAL) under Exchange and of course overhead running the protocol stacks.
Microsoft does like to lock users to their products
Along the same vein is the problem of false positives in header searches because the headers contains the text content of the message in a header added by a Spam detection product like SpamAssassin used by a domain host. Below is an example:
X-Ham-Report: Spam detection software, running on the system "host215.hostmonster.com", has NOT identified this incoming email as spam. The original message has been attached to this so you can view it or label similar future email. If you have any questions, see root\@localhost for details. Content preview: AUCTION ENDS TODAY!! TIME IS TICKING!! GET YOUR BIDS IN!! DON'T MISS IT!! HOTTEST DEALS GOING ON NOW!!! GOING ONCE GOING TWICE SOLD!! ...
You can establish a default folder layout and then apply it to other folders. To do this, open a folder (not the new mail folder), configure the column widths to your liking, go to the Folder pull-down menu, select Default size and layout > Use this window's layout as default. You can then apply that layout to other folders (when open) using Folder > Default size and layout > Apply default layout to this window.
Many thanks! I am, frankly, not best pleased with the web-based displays of Yahoo, and was astonished to discover that AT&T relied on Yahoo for its email.
As I own a domain, I can add a mail server to it its server at a nominal additional cost and use that as for the email transactions I have run from my former ISP and kept out of gmail and . Then wave 'goodbye' to AT&T's email. Then I can stick with Pegasus, which I have used for over 15 years.
One step you could take is to create your mail folder structure, exit Pegasus Mail before you start storing messages in it, then make a backup of that folder and keep it as a template. The next year, use a copy of the template folder and copy your address books into it. Or, Brian's doc may be your preferred method.
As a long time Pegasus Mail users you probably know all of the tricks but just in case...
The "Move" toolbar button avoids the issue you posted about by opening a folder list window where you can navigate to the destination folder. Even easier (if you prefer one less mouse click) is to hit the "M" key when a message is open or is selected in the message list. That keystroke opens the same destination folder list window.
What format would you like to see, Plain text, Html text, PDF text, DOC text etc etc ? I presume at present you are eye-balling the attachment list and deciding which one you want.
Always pdf attachments. However, you raise an important point - often they are html emails (from my financial services providers, for instance), so contain images in the attachment window....Effectively, of course, any images (or plain text alternatives of the email) should not be printed..
[quote user="Brian Fluet"] I believe this problem was fixed in version 4.72. Download it from the pmail.com site.[/quote]
Thanks, Brian. I just installed 4.72, and the problem has not been fixed: forwarded messages still do not appear in the Queue Manager, though they do appear in the "Copies to Self" (Sent Mail) folder, as well as in the tally of queued mail in the status bar.
BTW, one consequence of this bug is that there is no way to review, edit, or delete a forwarded message which has been queued for sending.
Using IMAP, I would like the option to save drafts on the IMAP server. If I draft an email with my laptop on the road, I would like to access the draft from my home-office computer to complete and send.
My current work-around: I set up a mailbox named "Drafts" on the server. I email my drafts to my "Drafts" mailbox. I have my own Identity and a Drafts identity. When I get home I access the draft from my "Drafts" mailbox, complete the email and send using my own identy.
While it is technically possible to do this, I would wonder why a message part would be defined as text/plain when I suspect the reason the sender encoded the content was because there were characters that were not plain Ascii.. Besides this the Utf-8 marker string is itself 8-bit characters. I believe the only safe way to do what you want is to decode the message part and save it to the hard drive so that any Anti-virus scan can examine it. If the sender is sending plain text, he/she should not Utf-8 encode it (which would then require Base64 or Quoted-Printable translation).
I think it unlikely that there will be an automated sync with Google Contacts any time soon. I checked out the extension mentioned in the above thread, and it is made up from 76 source modules for the English version. The code is complex and proprietary, so conversion is unlikely. Secondly the current Pegasus Mail address book is a subset of the full vCard definitions, so conversion requires selective copying of vCard data into fields with non-standard names. Also the Google API is complex and coded in a mixture of languages.
There is a possibility that the coming Pegasus Mail V5, which will use databases, may be able to support a fuller implementation of vCards. In the meantime, the manual export of Google Contacts into vCards is a simple and straight-forward process for infrequent sync'ing with Pegasus Mail, using the PMVcard extension.
Normally all of my users should remove the attachments manually after they have read the message and filed the attachments on our file server, means as long as the mail resides in the New Mail Folder. Here I do not need an automatic daemon which is checking and removing the attachments. But an additional button ("Remove all attachments"), when switched to the attachment tab within an opened mail, would be nice.
On the other hand, especially between the years when I create new storage folders for my users (every year gets its own storage folder), I'm making spot checks within the user folders and search for biggest attachments. I sort the folder header for 'file size' and remove manually the huge attachments between 10 and 40 MB. Insofar I would be interested in a maintenance program which is able to search for biggest attachments. Maybe it would be helpful when the file size, to be searched for, could be adjustable.
Here is a workaround since it is for personal use only. Pegasus mail can be made portable so you can install it on a USB stick. I think you have to install it at the root of the usb drive. I am not sure of that particular point but have no doubts that someone here will step in to eventually confirm. That being said, for safety reasons regarding your data and because one should never put all her eggs into the same basket, I suggest you install a synchronization software on all your machines, make the installation folder of Pegasus mail in the USB device the "original" folder and all the folders on your other machines the "synching to" folders. Those will never be touched or modified except by synchronization. This way, each time you plug your USB stick, you can read your email and before taking it out, do a one-way synchronization. I recommande Unison as the synchronization program. It is ugly but reliable once you learn how to use it. Plus, it is free and open source.
Thanks to both of you for the responses. I have to admit that since I only use PMail on a home network, and since I'm the sole user on my computers (PC and laptop), the issue of portability and multiple access didn't occur to me; I agree that it makes the issue of multiple users' data just a *wee* bit more complicated than I'd envisioned.
Just as an aside to Martin's last comment, I don't think program code is stored in the \<user>\AppData directory, although configuration files are. Anyway, it's usable as-is even though I installed it in \Program Files; the Task Scheduler workaround seems to work fine.
The only thing left is the oddity that my center mouse button doesn't have its normal double-click functionality within PMail the way it did in XP; I suppose it's yet another "feature"... ;-)