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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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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whiskyfizz posted Dec 29 '14 at 3:19 pm

Hi !

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.

Cheers !

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aquila posted Dec 13 '14 at 5:12 am

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.

Just my 2 c.

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Michael posted Nov 9 '14 at 8:11 pm

[quote user="fojtik"]Thanks for info. When the version 5 is planned?[/quote]

It's unpredictable as always, even David Harris won't be able to tell. There hasn't even been a beta version ever since v4.7 was released.

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Michael posted Nov 2 '14 at 11:40 am

[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.

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rocket posted Nov 4 '14 at 11:32 am

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. :)

Cheers.

edit.

Here they are, in the downloads section.

 

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[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.
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Hi

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.

Henrik

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JohnnyK posted Aug 5 '14 at 1:16 pm

 Is there any way to increase the number of Quick Open folders beyond six?

Its a wonderful facility, and  it would be great if a user could get even more benefit from this by increasing the number?

Thanks in advance.

JohnnyK

 

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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.

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whiskyfizz posted Jun 3 '14 at 1:50 pm

Hi all !

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.

Cheers ! 

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Ajeh posted Jun 1 '14 at 6:46 pm

Another post lead me to hunt the keyboard commands and a handy one I found for this issue is ALT F S

This brings up the selective download and I can now download from any of those POP accounts setup using the Internet Options without delays or waiting. Not sure how I missed that one!

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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.


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lucjoqc posted May 3 '14 at 4:05 pm

Thank you Michael

Yes, this is a way to do that. 

The manipulation is maybe not so quick and easy to do.

I wonder if we can have the same behaviour like in a message window, where a right-click on a green address in the "From" or "To" field opens these options :

  • Start a new message
  • Copy address to clipboard
  • ...  

Luc

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irelam posted May 25 '15 at 10:34 pm

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 !!).  

Martin 

 

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FJR posted Apr 30 '14 at 10:14 am

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.

bye   Olaf

 

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DrPeter posted Oct 29 '14 at 4:29 pm

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.

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MJSmit posted Mar 30 '14 at 12:22 pm

If I hover over the Exit option in the File menu, the status bar shows "Quit from Pegasus Mail, returning to the Program Manager". Windows 3.1? :-)

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