It would take you some great time to "prepare the material" so my suggestion is first to open a new thread on the forums where you could present a rough sketch of your ideas, using a list for instance. If people are interested and jump in, it could make it to David's attention. Second, you could send a private message to David directly with some samples of your "material" with maybe a more precise presentation of your ideas. And then, I think you would have to wait for a reply. This way, you'll minimize the time spent for introducing your ideas and leave the door open for what could come next.
There's been a whole thread about this feature request http://community.pmail.com/forums/thread/38800.aspx
Even though I can understand there are different needs and situations, after having used PMail for quite a while now, this still is something I consider very important.
Granted one shouldn't use the email client as an archive, still there are cases where the attachment is really important.
The other day I sent some images to a colleague of mine, being in a rush at work I ended up writing something like: "Ref. attached, what do you think?"
I did it on the fly and I lost track of the img (was it downloaded from the Internet, was somewhere on my hard drive?). I don't consider myself an unorganized person, just when people are in a hurry things can get a tad out of control.
That's where software becomes useful, after all we invented to make our life easier.
I know there are other priorities, I really hope David will consider this option at least to give the opportunity for who need it to turn it on.
[quote user="fojtik"]When I receive Email that contains long url, it wraps and cannot be clicked directly.[/quote]
You may either try again after unchecking line wrapping or reformatting in the reader window (context menu) or highlight the whole URL and click Open selection as hyperlink in the context menu if the former doesn't work.
I keep the install files each time I download a new version. This way, if there is a problem caused by a new version, I can go to the earlier version and re-install that. On the machine I am using right now, I have 10 versions going back to 4.01 in a folder Downloaded Files. While not generally with Pegasus, this Downloads folder has saved me on more than a couple of occassions. :)
[quote user="brainstuff"]@Michael I do not expect this issue in pegasus (it is perhaps doe to a wrong html code?)... but I hope that the policy of the Pegasus developpers is to fix such problems asap .... and not ... like the thunderbird developpers in 20 years or more! TB has a a similar, more severe problem: "attaching ..." since xx years (if you responds to a mail with a picture in it, TB displays often a "Warning Window" .. "attaching ..." and then you can wait for the next 1000 years or you can cancel the sending. [/quote]
I have kind of the opposite experience. I stopped using Pegasus about a year ago exactly because errors and inconveniences were never fixed. I switched to Thunderbird, and the only thing I regret now is that I didn't do it a lot earlier. One of the biggest advantages of Thunderbird compared to Pegasus is that it has a search index database. It's like having Google inside your mail software! Very smart! Another advantage is that you don't need to open a message to see the whole subject-line.
I am in the habit of leaving my mail on the server for a while and only downloading the recent messages using selective mail download. Ideally I would just select the block of new messages at the top of the list and mark them for retrieval. But since there appears to be no way to correct the time zone in this list, some of the new messages are mixed in with the old messages that I have previously downloaded. This is because they are sorted according to the times at the senders location instead of the corresponding times in my location. As a result I have to spend a while carefully making sure that I am finding all of the new messages and none of the old ones. Since there is already a check box to turn on time zone correction for the messages in the regular folders, why not have this apply to the selective mail download window as well? It would be great if someone could fix this - thanks.
Here is a short post to submit an idea about the future of Pegasus Mail. There is an almost 20 years operating system project called React OS which has taken the crowfunding path for future releases. According to their official website, they are looking for a default email client and I thought Pegasus Mail could be the one. From what I understood, it is possible to sign a contract for non open source software and thus include a payment scheme. It could help to raise the user base, secure some sort of financing and, who knows, benefit from exchanges with other professionnal programmers.
I think it is worth the try and if this idea is picked up by David, then I hope it'll be for the best.
1. The default paste (Ctrl-V) should insert working URLs and images etc. It is quite unpractical that text pasted from the clipboard shows blue underlined text, but it is no longer an URL...! Actually I think this is more like a bug than a missing feature. :-)
2. An URL should be clickable in the mail-message-editor, so you can see that it IS an URL, and check that it works.
3. It would be nice if you could use 'lazy-html' for images, to reduce mail-file-size.
Pegasus Mail has two html rendering engines, IERenderer (default engine) and Bearhtml. IMHO there is very little advantage of Async over Sync, as email messages typically contain very few images (that are fetched at message opening time). Secondly, both IERenderer and Bearhtml operate cache'ing for images, so for second and subsequent opening of messages, there is no noticeable delay.
Finally regarding programming languages and code from Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer etc, none of these browsers are public-source available, as they are developed in Python and other weird languages and glued together with things like Visual C.
Firefox has only limited extension capability, Chrome currently has none, and Internet Explorer has a highly complex extension API (good luck with that !!).
On outbounded support for WinXP many Pegasus users are upgrading to Win7 or Win8. It's so easy with Pegasus because you may simply copy you mailbox directory. But there is a little problem, if they have configured special content viewers.
With WinXP in german there is a directory "c:\programme" (in english installed Windows "c:\programs" I think) and if they copy there Pegasus mailbox (including individual VIEWER.PM) to Win7 / 8, obviously there still is a "c:\programme" (or "c:\programs" in english versions) ... but it isn't. Since Win7 (or may be Vista - didn't have that) independant from installed language and shown directoryname the directory physicaly is called "c:\program files".
Problem with that: if the user want's to open a attachment with a VIEWER.PM migrated from WinXP, the configured content viewer is due to changed pathnames not available and Pegasus does ... nothing. I think, there should be an error message / popup pointing to the problem.
Although I did like the "Don't send" option with the Spell checker, the new Hunspell dictionaries are a major improvement over the older one. Not only does it offer multi-languages, the presentation and greater clarity of the new one make it worth-while. If the "Don't send" option cannot be added to this much-improved Spell-checker, I will count it a small price to pay for this greatly-appreciated update.
There are still a lot of folks using POP mail accounts, and one of the really useful features of Pegasus is its ability to view and delete mail on a mail server without having to download it. This feature could be useful for folks who might not want, or cannot use, Pegasus. Having a small utility that allowed one to view and delete mail on a mail server without installing the full Pegasus email program could be very popular, and folks might be very willing to pay a small fee ($10) to have it.
One such utility, free, is Magic Mail Monitor: http://mmm3.sourceforge.net/ Current release is a Beta dated October 12, 2007. The POP feature works well with all the email accounts I have. Since I don't have a mail account that requires SSLv3, I cannot verify if it works with it.
As a matter of interest, up until I don't know just when -- the rollout of PMail V3.x, perhaps - ? -- it was in fact possible to move an address book entry from one book to another, in one operation, at least under an OS prior to XP.
Holding down the ALT key while dragging & dropping moved the entry; same with the CTL key just copied the entry.
Why this function was deprecated I do not know. Perhaps the ALT key was being captured by another process, or perhaps too many errors resulted. Or perhaps it simply was a byproduct of other OS changes, without intention.
I miss it, myself. Now it takes two steps to do what formerly could be done in one.
I see that someone scaled Mt. Snowdon naked -- perhaps the political statement of the year. (Which isn't very old yet...)
How splendid that Mr. Harris is not just concerned but was moved to take steps against email snoops. I'd like to think of his actions as a small step forward toward the human Snowdon's elevation to at least Man of the Year.
I discovered this by checking the 11/13/13 Developer News Page. It's a good read as always. I recommend it.
And I was thus reminded to make my neglected 2013 donation.
I hope some of you -- all of you! will join me in that.