Version 4.61 is an interim release – not quite
version 5, but part of the way there. We're releasing it primarily
because it incorporates some important bug fixes, but it has some
extremely worthwhile new capabilities too.
- New HTML renderer HTML has
become increasingly common in e-mail, even though it is actually not
especially well-suited to the medium and is technically challenging to
implement there. Version 4.61 includes a new HTML renderer that uses
the built-in power of Internet Explorer to render HTML. Developed by
Michael in der Wiesche, this renderer has been exhaustively tested and
secured, and we believe it meets all our very high standards for
security. For people who really don't trust Internet Explorer, though,
Martin Ireland's BearHTML renderer has also been improved and can be
used instead with a single click of a button.
- New graphics, updated interface
Version 4.61 sports beautiful new graphics designed by Sven Henze. The
program is also most of the way towards a redesigned user interface
with a more "modern" 3D look. We believe the combination of Sven's
graphics and the new look make the program very attractive in a
- Numerous bug fixes including,
but not limited to the following: HTML messages with very long lines
will now render correctly; mailto: specifiers are now removed correctly
when adding addresses to addressbooks and lists; fixed crashes caused
by various types of malformed message; corrected the colour selector
for filtering rules; allowed folders to be dragged onto closed trays
when rearranging the folder hierarchy... and many more.
- Accent expansion in the glossary
you can now create accented characters using the Glossary Expansion
key (Ctrl+E in the English version). Simply type the base character
followed by the accent you want added, then press Ctrl+E. For example,
to create an e-acute character (é) simply type e' then press Ctrl+E.
For a complete table of the accented characters that can be created,
consult the full Pegasus Mail help file.
- Confirm-reading prompts You can
now have Pegasus Mail prompt you for whether or not a
confirmation-of-reading message is sent when a message contains a
request for one (the original options for always and never sending them
remain available as well). Make this change in the "Advanced" settings
- Size column for drafts and queued mail The window that displays draft messages and messages in the sending queue now includes a size column, by popular request.
- Attachment size controls System
administrators wanting to control the maximum sizes of attachments sent
with the program can now do so by running the LIMITS.EXE program
supplied with the system. LIMITS.EXE allows you to specify both soft
and hard limits (a "soft" limit pops up a warning but still allows the
user to add the attachment, while a "hard" limit does not allow the
attachment to be added). LIMITS.EXE places values in the Windows
Registry, and system administrators may wish to remove it from the
installation directory to a location not accessible to users.
- Commandline and GUI versions of MBXMAINT
The Mailbox Maintenance utility, MBXMAINT, now comes as two versions:
MBXMAINT.EXE is a commandline utility that can be used in scripts,
while MBXMAINT_UI is the traditional GUI version of the application.
Both have also been slightly improved in the types of error conditions
they can handle.