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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Brian Fluet posted Oct 7 '16 at 11:43 pm

Steeley,

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.

 

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[quote user="irelam"]

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.

Martin

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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..

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[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.

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dlbayne posted May 7 '16 at 1:51 am

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.

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Tom Stein posted May 2 '16 at 4:19 am

Dear David,

As a small addition to the search results, I would like to

suggest that not only the name of the folder is being displayed (as currently

is done in the column "Folder") but also the entire [tray] / [folder] path

including deeper tray hierarchy with multiple tray levels e.g. [tray] / [tray] /

... / [folder].

This would allow to locate the email within a

nested tray and folder structure, especially if more generic folder names were initially used.

While I do find an email very effectively through the search

I still cannot find its location through the parent tray or tray hierarchy.

The problem has also been described here by Dennis and Brian.

Thanks

Thomas

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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).

Martin

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irelam posted Sep 22 '16 at 6:45 pm

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.

Hope that clarifies the situation a bit.

Martin

 

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Hi Martin,

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.

So far my thoughts on this regard

Cheers

Joerg

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whiskyfizz posted Mar 1 '16 at 12:53 am

Hi !

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.

I hope this helps.

Cheers ! 

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Bob C. posted Sep 11 '15 at 12:19 am

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"... ;-)

 Bob

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Brian Fluet posted Jul 14 '15 at 10:45 pm

I have six folders that I want available for quick access so my workaround was to name them in such a way that they sort to the top of the folder list (eg: 01_Sent Pending Response, 02_Cust Inquiry Pending, 03_Vendor Inquiry Pending, ...). 

Alternatively you could create a tray named 01_Favorites and place your favorite folders in it.

If you already have folder names that begin with numbers then use a special character.  My default mail folder is named "!_Main Folder" insuring that it is always at the top of my folder list.

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whiskyfizz posted Jun 24 '15 at 11:31 pm

Hi !

Well, I am sorry but I did not suggest the code to be open source. I was just suggesting that being a huge program, should the idea of changing the coding language to make it available on other systems (which could significantly increase the user base, and thus by extension financial support) be given some thought, to help the translation, maybe some parts could be "open-sourced" for a given time period. Of course, those 15 years of coding and suffering are not to be thrown away, and that is not what I suggested. I apologize if my post was understood in this way.

However, given your answer, it seems Pegasus mail is a complex program, not only by the number of lines, but also by "nature", so I guess my suggestion is not very doable. The folks coding Wine seems to be the way to go, at least for Linux systems.

I am happy to hear that the add-on portion will be greatly improved in a direction where the community could contribute more easily. On that note, I really hope it will become fully skinable. But I guess, those features will be dealt with after the new and promising Mailstore and contact manager.

Cheers !

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I'm afraid I'm on Mr. Hanson's side here.

 

My example is the Address Book Window. Address Books are listed in upper left pane; address entries in the pane below; and address details in right pane.

Bring up the Address Book window

Select a Book

Select an entry - it is NOT selected

Click it again - NOW it's selected

Now that you are in the Window, going back and forth between Books and Entries selects with a single click.

A non-Pegasus example of focus switching:

Have browser open and in focus, sharing screen with a text editor, word processor, whatever (so you can see both).

With a single mouse click-and-sweep, select text in other app, a url maybe, or anything.

Note that focus switches AND text selection occurs.

Also, with text selected in other app, switch to browser via click.

Now right-click selected text in other app - context menu appears - NO second click needed.

This says focus-switching and an operation action can and should be done with one mouse operation. If focus-switching is handled by it's own listener, that listener should then call/allow operation listener to have control. My opinion, anyway.

Chryasor

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Hello,

One super convenient feature that I use all the time when sending e-mails is to use the "autocomplete" function. If I type the first few letters of an e-mail address, it will autocomplete the address from the MRU (Most Recently Used List).

 The super slick thing is that when I've typed enough letters to fetch the desired name, I can just hit the "Comma" key and it will insert the full e-mail address, append a comma and a space, allowing me to CC multiple people extremely rapidly.

 

However, if I try this same trick in the "BCC" field, as soon as I hit the comma the program interprets this as a valid letter and will not function properly. Instead I have to fetch the desired address, then hit "End", "Comma", "Spacebar" before I can type in another address. It is not just the extra keystrokes, but also the fact that I have to stop touch-typing and move my hand (whilst watching) to find the "End" key, then return my hand to the home-row to hit the "Comma" and "Spacebar" keys.

This slows filling in multiple BCC addresses significantly.

 

Thanks!

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Charles Hansen posted Apr 23 '15 at 5:59 pm

 If you use the dropdown box to select "Search all folders in the selected mailbox", it does NOT do so! Specifically the "New mail" folder is not searched!

 Big bummer. I've been doing bogus searches for years and not realized it.

 

The only way to actually search ALL of the folders is to start your search while in the "New mail"

folder, then select "Search the current folder and all folders at the

same level", then check the box "Search folders contained in sub-folders

as well".

 

In other words, for some reason the search function does NOT consider the "New mail" folder to actually be a folder, unless you start the search from within it....

 This

applies to version 4.7, build 546, which I believe is the current

version. I do not know if prior version are also affected.

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mhi posted Mar 23 '15 at 3:32 pm

When I, for example, click the Move button to move an e-mail message to a new folder, I get a clear and useful dialog headed "Select a mail folder". Across the top of it are five buttons New..., Delete, Rename, Open and Cancel. My suggestion is for the name of that Open button.

Every time I've introduced Pegasus Mail to a new user, I have to explain that this button doesn't (in a user sense) open the mail folder. It means, in this case, Move (and Finish command). "Select" or "Use" might be better all-purpose text for the button, and a different icon, not showing a folder being opened.

I suggest that either (a) the text, and possibly icon shown, represent the action (e.g. Move) which will happen when it's clicked, or (b) if the same text and icon are shown for all commands where this dialog is used, that a more general "Select" or "Use" would be better than "Open."

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