Name: Pegasus Mail
Description: email.
functionality superioir to most everything else. designed with sensible security principles - doesn't process anything without you asking it to, which guards against viruses. Easily understood file structure, so that when things go wrong with the operating system Pegasus is simpler to fix. 

A quote from David Harris, from Pegasus Mail Terms and Conditions of Use: "All the legalese aside, it is my strong desire that Pegasus Mail be as widely used as is possible in the hope that by furthering communication between people, we may in some small way come to understand and accept each other better."
The Help/History of Pegasus Mail is well worth a read

Subject Area: \internet\email
Version(s):
Operating System(s):

Win95,98,Me,NT4,2K,XP
MS-DOS (with Novell Netware)

Macintosh

Required System Files / dependencies:
Required Hardware:
Licensing Types: Freeware
Languages Available: English / French / German / Dutch
Author / Organisation: David Harris
Mail Address and Tel:
Email Contact(s): David.Harris@pmail.gen.nz (author) / support@pmail.gen.nz / tech-support@pmail.gen.nz (reporting bugs; getting help if you have a license by buying manuals)
personal support subscription details: http://persephone.pmail.gen.nz/subs/login
Related Software: Mercury mail transport system; Microsoft Outlook; Microsoft Outlook Express
Standards Supported:
WWW Info/Download: www.pmail.com
FTP Download:

ftp.let.rug.nl and risc.ua.edu

North and Central America: risc.ua.edu/pegasus/winpmail/ and ftp.usm.maine.edu/pegasus/winpmail/

Europe: ftp.let.rug.nl/pegasus/winpmail/

Asia and the Pacific: pegasus.topnz.ac.nz/pegasus/winpmail/

Email Discussion: various. see http://www.pegasus.usa.com/support2.htm#PM-NEWS
Email Announce List: see http://www.pegasus.usa.com/support2.htm#PM-NEWS
Usenet Discussion:

comp.mail.pegasus-mail.misc

comp.mail.pegasus-mail.ms-windows

IRC Discussion:
Freely Distributable? yes
Saves Icons to:
Files Copied & Location:
Keeps Log of Changes Installer Made in: W32-312.LOG in program directory
%userprofile% entries created:
HKLM entries created:
HKCU entries created:
Preference location(s): PMAIL.USR in MAIL directory, keeps track of usernames
PMAIL.INI in MAIL\username directory, keeps track of all options for that user
cache characteristics:
Per-user characteristics
(i.e. creates HKCU / %userprofile% entries as required; any problems):
excellent
set the mail directory to HOME\mail, some files specific to all users wil be created there then all appropriate users can have their own directories below there
location of uninstaller(s):
Preferences Worth Making:
preferences worth changing from the default (these are specific to each identity):
Tools -> Options
  • General settings
    • Basic settings
      • Ask for confirmation before deleting objects : off
      • Allow read message to stay in the new mail folder : on
    • Advanced settings
      • Accept resquests to 'confirm reading' : off
      • 'Deleted messages' folder persists between sessions : on
      • Load Windows Internet Services (WSOCK32.DLL)... : there may be reasons to change this, unsure yet
    • Mailbox location

  • Outgoing mail
    • Messages and replies
      • Confirm reading : off
      • Confirm delivery : off
      • Copy to delf : on
      • For replies, place the cursor on an initial blank line : on
      • Address completion: complete addresses from -> Addressbooks
    • Message formatting
      • Disable all text styling options (never send styled mail) - on
      • Do not display the editor 'styles' toolbar - on
      • Always paste plain text in preference to styled text - on
    • Signatures
    • Copies to self ('outbox')
    • Encryption
    • Sending mail
      • Suppress BCC field listings in outgoing mail
  • Incoming mail
    • Folders and previews
    • Message reader
    • Content viewers
    • Hyperlinks
  • User interface
    • Toolbars
    • Reporting/logging
      • Notify of new mail using a floating "Telltale" windows - on
      • Place an icon in the Windows system tray - off (but if you are into using the system tray in this way then turn it on; the following options are recommended if doing so)
        • Animate the icon (flap its wings) when new mail arrives - on
        • Only display the icon when Pegasus Mail is minimized - off
        • Hide the Pegasus Mail taskbar entry when minimized - on
    • Automatic formatting

Tools -> Internet Options
  • General
    • My Internet e-mail address is:
  • Receiving (POP3)
    • POP3 host
    • User name
    • Password
    • Check for new POP3 mail every - personal preference
    • Delete mail from host once succesfully retrieved - on
    • When checking for mail, perform checks for all identities - on
  • Sending (SMTP)
    • Send mail at once without placing in queue - personal preference
  • Dialling

this translates to the following preference file (PMAIL.INI) (which has grown ever-so-slightly out of date due to a couple of revisions in the above choices)
for Pegasus Mail acting alone:

[General]
Personal name                             =
Home mailbox location                     =
Folder for copies to self                 = Copies To Self
Commenting string                         = "> "
Default reply-to address                  =
MHS mailbox name                          =
MHS Application directory                 =
MHS address                               =
Scan MHS application directory            = Y
Copy to self                              = N
Edit mail before forwarding               = N
Save deleted messages until exit          = N
Leave read mail in newmail folder         = N
Request confirmation of reading           = N

[Pegasus Mail for Windows - Identities]
Name = some name
Name = some other name
Name = etcetera
Name = etcetera

[WinPMail Identity - (****YOUR IDENTITY NAME GOES HERE****)]
Personal name                             =
Home mailbox location                     =
Folder for copies to self                 = COPYSELF
Commenting string                         = "> "
Default reply-to address                  =
MHS mailbox name                          =
MHS Application directory                 =
MHS address                               =
Scan MHS application directory            = Y
Copy to self                              = N
Edit mail before forwarding               = Y
Save deleted messages until exit          = Y
Leave read mail in newmail folder         = Y
Request confirmation of reading           = N
Default right margin                      = 70
Folder sort order                         = 0
Temporary files directory                 =
Activity flags                            = 768
Reply field settings                      = 110100000
Startup directory                         = ****A SPECIFIC DIRECTORY****
Open new mail folder at startup           = Y
Prompt to select copy to self folder      = N
Address book sort order                   = 0
Require password at startup               = N
Use MIME features                         = Y
Default MIME character set                = ISO-8859-1
Encrypt copies-to-self of encrypted mail  = N
Don't confirm message deletion            = Y
Enclose attachments instead of separating = N
Noticeboard sort order                    = 0
Lines to scan for message enclosures      = 20
Button panel mode                         = 2
Button panel is closed                    = N
Button panel window rectangle             = 0 0 0 0
New mail folder window rectangle          = 0 0 0 0
Default signature for outgoing mail       = -1
Request confirmation of delivery          = N
Application window frame is maximized     = Y
Application window rectangle              = -4 -4 1288 954
Editor window default width and depth     = 0 0
Reader window default width and depth     = 678 455
Font to use in message reader             = Arial, 10, 0
Font to use in message editor             = Arial, 10, 0
Font to use in folder browser             = Arial, 14, 0
Font to use for printing                  = Tahoma, 12, 0
Offer advanced reply options              = Y
Top/bottom margin for printing            = 20 0
Left/right margin for printing            = 20 0
Local user list window rectangle          = 44 44 323 274
Reformat hard line breaks in replies      = N
Printer device name                       =
Printer driver name                       = EPIJNL40 (
****A SPECIFIC NAME THAT WILL NEED CHANGING****)
Printer port                              = LPT1: (****A SPECIFIC NAME THAT MIGHT NEED CHANGING****)
Tab width in message editor (0-disable)   = 4
Logged-in user list window rectangle      = 0 0 0 0
Save desktop state between sessions       = Y
Wrap long lines in message reader         = 0
Built-in POP3 transport options word      = 2258
Don't autoload WINSOCK.DLL if found       = N
Seconds between POP3 new mail checks      = 120
Seconds between regular new mail checks   = 10
Secondary organization name               =
Timezone for internal transport           = -0000
Refuse confirm-read requests (internal)   = N
Telltale window mode                      = 0
Telltale window control word              = 15
Location of TLC of telltale window        = 775 6
DList Manager window rectangle            = 0 0 0 0
Noticeboard Manager window rectangle      = 0 0 0 0
Header printing setting                   = 0
Extensions manager window rectangle       = 88 88 160 213
WAV file for new mail sound alert         =
Folder manager window rectangle           = 717 8 300 512
Omit message headers when replying        = Y
Use custom header when replying           = Y
Custom header format string               = On ~D at ~T, ~F wrote:
Font to use in folder manager window      = MS Sans Serif, 13, 0
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder operating flags              = 0
MHS directory service window rectangle    = 0 0 0 0
Use system colours                        = Y
Display hot URLs in reader                = 3
Web browser commandline                   =
Message reader format options             = 514
Message editor format options             = 369680
Message editor autosave interval          = 0
Default settings values                   = 22100003000201000000000000000000
New mail folder column widths             = 0 0
Combined multipart reader rectangle       = 15 91 627 466
General system flags                      = 0
Default mail folder name                  =
Last run version                          = 1025 1 1 0
Identity-specific base filename           = D803B07
Commandline for dialling                  =
Commandline for hanging up                =
Dialling flags                            = 0
System message reporting level            = 25
Message reader wrapping margin            = 0
Styled message editor margin (mm)         = 145
Styled message editor tab width (mm)      = 12
Automatic formatting settings             = 0
Reader hyperlink display limit            = 30
Margin for Ctrl-J operations              = 74
Preferred layout for normal messages      = 1
Integer preference block 1                = 31 24000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colours                                   = 32768 32768 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Custom colours                            = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Host where POP3 mail account is located   = pop.host.com
(****A SPECIFIC NAME THAT WILL NEED CHANGING****)
POP3 mail account (username on host)      = username@host.com (****A SPECIFIC NAME THAT WILL NEED CHANGING****)
V3 Password for POP3 mail account         =
Delete downloaded mail from host          = Y
Largest message size to retrieve          = 0
Directory to place incoming POP3 mail     = 
(****A SPECIFIC NAME THAT WILL NEED CHANGING****)
Transport control word                    = 98564
SMTP relay host for outgoing mail         = 
(****A SPECIFIC NAME THAT WILL NEED CHANGING****)
Search mask to locate outgoing messages   = G:\MAIL\p\*.PMX
Alternative From: field for message       = 
(****A SPECIFIC NAME THAT WILL NEED CHANGING****)
TCP/IP timeout value (seconds)            = 30

[Pegasus Mail for Windows]
Default right margin                      = 70
Folder sort order                         = 0
Temporary files directory                 =
Activity flags                            = 768
Reply field settings                      = 010100000
Startup directory                         =
Open new mail folder at startup           = Y
Prompt to select copy to self folder      = N
Address book sort order                   = 0
Require password at startup               = N
Use MIME features                         = Y
Default MIME character set                = ISO-8859-1
Encrypt copies-to-self of encrypted mail  = N
Don't confirm message deletion            = N
Enclose attachments instead of separating = Y
Noticeboard sort order                    = 0
Lines to scan for message enclosures      = 20
Button panel mode                         = 2
Button panel is closed                    = N
Button panel window rectangle             = 0 0 0 0
New mail folder window rectangle          = 0 0 0 0
Default signature for outgoing mail       = 0
Request confirmation of delivery          = N
Application window frame is maximized     = Y
Application window rectangle              = -4 -4 1288 979
Editor window default width and depth     = 0 0
Reader window default width and depth     = 0 0
Font to use in message reader             = Arial, 10, 0
Font to use in message editor             = Arial, 10, 0
Font to use in folder browser             = Arial, 14, 0
Font to use for printing                  = 0, 15, 0
Offer advanced reply options              = Y
Top/bottom margin for printing            = 20 1240556
Left/right margin for printing            = 20 1240556
Local user list window rectangle          = 0 0 0 0
Reformat hard line breaks in replies      = N
Printer device name                       =
Printer driver name                       =
Printer port                              =
Tab width in message editor (0-disable)   = 4
Logged-in user list window rectangle      = 0 0 0 0
Save desktop state between sessions       = Y
Wrap long lines in message reader         = 0
Built-in POP3 transport options word      = 2256
Don't autoload WINSOCK.DLL if found       = N
Seconds between POP3 new mail checks      = 0
Seconds between regular new mail checks   = 10
Secondary organization name               =
Timezone for internal transport           = +0100
Refuse confirm-read requests (internal)   = N
Telltale window mode                      = 0
Telltale window control word              = 26
Location of TLC of telltale window        = 0 0
DList Manager window rectangle            = 0 0 0 0
Noticeboard Manager window rectangle      = 0 0 0 0
Header printing setting                   = 0
Extensions manager window rectangle       = 0 0 0 0
WAV file for new mail sound alert         =
Folder manager window rectangle           = 774 21 375 826
Omit message headers when replying        = Y
Use custom header when replying           = Y
Custom header format string               = On ~D at ~T, ~F wrote:
Font to use in folder manager window      = MS Sans Serif, 13, 0
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder operating flags              = 0
MHS directory service window rectangle    = 0 0 0 0
Use system colours                        = Y
Display hot URLs in reader                = 7
Web browser commandline                   =
Message reader format options             = 514
Message editor format options             = 33792
Message editor autosave interval          = 0
Default settings values                   = 00000001000000000000000000000000
New mail folder column widths             = 0 0
Combined multipart reader rectangle       = 0 0 0 0
General system flags                      = 0
Default mail folder name                  =
Last run version                          = 1025 1 1 0
Commandline for dialling                  =
Commandline for hanging up                =
Dialling flags                            = 0
System message reporting level            = 25
Message reader wrapping margin            = 0
Styled message editor margin (mm)         = 145
Styled message editor tab width (mm)      = 12
Automatic formatting settings             = 0
Reader hyperlink display limit            = 30
Margin for Ctrl-J operations              = 74
Preferred layout for normal messages      = 0
Integer preference block 1                = 31 24000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colours                                   = 32768 32768 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Custom colours                            = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

[Pegasus Mail for Windows - Run Info]
Program version                  = V4.01 (Win32), Nov  5 2001
Language resources               = Standard UK English resource set
Time and date run ended          = Mon, 22 Jul 2002 21:36:16
Running in standalone mode?      = Y
Internal username                = p
Working home mailbox location    = 
(****A SPECIFIC NAME THAT WILL NEED CHANGING****)
New mailbox location             = (****A SPECIFIC NAME THAT WILL NEED CHANGING****)
LAN-based SMTP gateway status    = Disabled, not preferred, not 'use always'.
MHS status                       = Disabled, not preferred, not 'use always'.
MHS directory path               = /
MHS operating mode               = SMF-70

[Pegasus Mail for Windows - built-in TCP/IP Mail]
Host where POP3 mail account is located   =
POP3 mail account (username on host)      =
V3 Password for POP3 mail account         =
Delete downloaded mail from host          = Y
Largest message size to retrieve          = 0
Directory to place incoming POP3 mail     = 
(****A SPECIFIC NAME THAT WILL NEED CHANGING****)
Transport control word                    = 66816
SMTP relay host for outgoing mail         =
Search mask to locate outgoing messages   = C:\MAIL\p\*.PMX
(****A SPECIFIC NAME THAT WILL NEED CHANGING****)
Alternative From: field for message       =
TCP/IP timeout value (seconds)            = 30

for Pegasus Mail acting in conjunction with the Mercury Mail Transport:
[General]
Personal name                             =
Home mailbox location                     =
Folder for copies to self                 = Copies to self
Commenting string                         = "> "
Default reply-to address                  =
MHS mailbox name                          =
MHS Application directory                 =
MHS address                               =
Scan MHS application directory            = Y
Copy to self                              = N
Edit mail before forwarding               = N
Save deleted messages until exit          = Y
Leave read mail in newmail folder         = Y
Request confirmation of reading           = N

[Pegasus Mail for Windows]
Default right margin                      = 70
Folder sort order                         = 0
Temporary files directory                 =
Activity flags                            = 768
Reply field settings                      = 010100000
Startup directory                         =
Open new mail folder at startup           = Y
Prompt to select copy to self folder      = N
Address book sort order                   = 0
Require password at startup               = N
Use MIME features                         = Y
Default MIME character set                = ISO-8859-1
Encrypt copies-to-self of encrypted mail  = N
Don't confirm message deletion            = Y
Enclose attachments instead of separating = Y
Noticeboard sort order                    = 0
Lines to scan for message enclosures      = 20
Button panel mode                         = 2
Button panel is closed                    = N
Button panel window rectangle             = 0 0 0 0
New mail folder window rectangle          = 0 0 0 0
Default signature for outgoing mail       = 0
Request confirmation of delivery          = N
Application window frame is maximized     = Y
Application window rectangle              = -4 -4 1032 748
Editor window default width and depth     = 0 0
Reader window default width and depth     = 0 0
Font to use in message reader             = Arial, 10, 0
Font to use in message editor             = Arial, 10, 0
Font to use in folder browser             = Arial, 14, 0
Font to use for printing                  = -, 15, 0
Offer advanced reply options              = Y
Top/bottom margin for printing            = 20 1240556
Left/right margin for printing            = 20 1240556
Local user list window rectangle          = 0 0 0 0
Reformat hard line breaks in replies      = N
Printer device name                       =
Printer driver name                       =
Printer port                              =
Tab width in message editor (0-disable)   = 4
Logged-in user list window rectangle      = 0 0 0 0
Save desktop state between sessions       = Y
Wrap long lines in message reader         = 0
Built-in POP3 transport options word      = 210
Don't autoload WINSOCK.DLL if found       = N
Seconds between POP3 new mail checks      = 0
Seconds between regular new mail checks   = 10
Secondary organization name               =
Timezone for internal transport           = +0100
Refuse confirm-read requests (internal)   = Y
Telltale window mode                      = 0
Telltale window control word              = 25
Location of TLC of telltale window        = 0 0
DList Manager window rectangle            = 0 0 0 0
Noticeboard Manager window rectangle      = 0 0 0 0
Header printing setting                   = 0
Extensions manager window rectangle       = 0 0 0 0
WAV file for new mail sound alert         =
Folder manager window rectangle           = 608 22 324 207
Omit message headers when replying        = Y
Use custom header when replying           = Y
Custom header format string               = On ~D at ~T, ~F wrote:
Font to use in folder manager window      = MS Sans Serif, 13, 0
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder definition                   =
Quick folder operating flags              = 0
MHS directory service window rectangle    = 0 0 0 0
Use system colours                        = Y
Display hot URLs in reader                = 3
Web browser commandline                   =
Message reader format options             = 4610
Message editor format options             = 371760
Message editor autosave interval          = 1
Default settings values                   = 22100003000001000000000000000000
New mail folder column widths             = 0 0
Combined multipart reader rectangle       = 0 0 0 0
General system flags                      = 0
Default mail folder name                  =
Last run version                          = 1026 1 1 0
Commandline for dialling                  =
Commandline for hanging up                =
Dialling flags                            = 0
System message reporting level            = 15
Message reader wrapping margin            = 0
Styled message editor margin (mm)         = 145
Styled message editor tab width (mm)      = 12
Automatic formatting settings             = 16
Reader hyperlink display limit            = 30
Margin for Ctrl-J operations              = 74
Preferred layout for normal messages      = 0
Integer preference block 1                = 31 24000 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Colours                                   = 32768 32768 128 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Custom colours                            = 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Printing banner                           = ~P

[Pegasus Mail for Windows - Run Info]
Program version                  = V4.02 (Win32), Aug  1 2002
Language resources               = Standard UK English resource set
Time and date run ended          = Fri, 13 Sep 2002 11:56:30
Running in standalone mode?      = Y
Internal username                = ******
Working home mailbox location    = \\SERVER\MAIL\******
New mailbox location             = \\SERVER\MAIL\******
LAN-based SMTP gateway status    = Disabled, not preferred, not 'use always'.
MHS status                       = Disabled, not preferred, not 'use always'.
MHS directory path               = /
MHS operating mode               = SMF-70

[Pegasus Mail for Windows - Identities]

[Pegasus Mail for Windows - built-in TCP/IP Mail]
Host where POP3 mail account is located   =
POP3 mail account (username on host)      =
V3 Password for POP3 mail account         = SEED$31806:""
Delete downloaded mail from host          = Y
Largest message size to retrieve          = 0
Directory to place incoming POP3 mail     = \\SERVER\MAIL\******
Transport control word                    = 65792
SMTP relay host for outgoing mail         =
Search mask to locate outgoing messages   = \\SERVER\MAIL\******\*.PMX
Alternative From: field for message       = ******@your-domain-name.org
TCP/IP timeout value (seconds)            = 30



Command-Line Switches: -I username
-ID identity
Locations Of Activity Records:

Notes:

installing in the same directory as a previous version of Pegasus Mail preserves existing settings.

see 'pmail-filenames.txt' for an explanation of Pegasus Mail's filenames & extensions


from template version 2.5