Pegasus Mail v4.72

webfork on 20 Oct 2016

Pegasus Mail is an email client that supports multiple POP3/IMAP4 accounts, HTML email, rule-based and Bayesian spam filtering, multiple identities etc. It also includes special support for Novell NetWare.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8
Writes settings to: Application folder. It does create a number of registry entries during operation for the purpose of Windows DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange). You can read WINPMDDE.TXT for more information.
Unicode support: Yes. With Unicode fonts selected.
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and extract to a temporary folder
  2. Copy the contents of {tmp} to a folder of your choice and launch winpm-32.exe
  3. When you run it for the first time, specify that you want to use it in "single-user" mode
  4. When prompted, save emails in a relative directory instead of a full path as suggested by the wizard (eg. mail rather than z:\pegasus\mails)
Similar/alternative apps: Sylpheed, Thunderbird
What's new? Version 4.72 is a maintenance release for v4.71 containing the following changes:
  • Fixes a problem introduced in v4.71 where the mail queue would not correctly update or send mail when the 'Send now' button was pressed (you had to close and reopen the queue or draft manager window and send the messages a second time to make them go out).
  • Includes an updated version of Martin Ireland's MAPI interface, which will work correctly with current builds of LibreOffice.
  • The option to "Add to addressbook" when right-clicking an address in a message now works correctly.
  • A full German version of v4.72 has been released at the same time as the English version.

Note: at the time of writing, one anti-virus service (Baidu) is reporting that the WinPMail v4.72 release archive contains malware: given that 55 other anti-virus services on VirusTotal report the archive as being clean, this is clearly a false positive and can be reliably ignored (to confirm this, we unpacked the files, repacked them, then signed the new archive with a different certificate, and the Baidu warning went away, indicating that the Baidu scanner is incorrectly detecting something based on our code signing certificate rather than anything in the actual archive itself).

16 comments on Pegasus Mail  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Euler 2006-09-19 18:09

You data on Pegasus Mail is outdated. Application is now on v4.41 which major improvement is a built-in bayesian spam filter.

Andrew Lee 2006-09-19 22:23

Thanks! I have updated the version number and synopsis.

Obelisk 2006-09-20 00:17

Pegasus Mail, a really excellent E-Mail-Client.
I am working with this for years, so everyone, give it a try :-)
There are also german and french versions available!

Christian Aa 2006-10-04 06:02

Pegasus is a very nice mailer. Version 4.41 supports a command-line option: "-ROAM" meant to support serverr-installs and USB-sticks. Look it up in the help-file.

Euler 2006-11-01 14:27

There's a nice guide by Harri Nykanen at http://www.nykanen.org/PmailUSB/index.php for WinXP SP2. I believe it can be easily adapted to XP SP1 and Windows 2000.

Other Pegasus Mail "must-view" websites are Han's Personal Site (http://www.vandenbogaerde.net/) and Rob's Pmail Portal (http://email.arcm.com/news.php. Enjoy both!

J44xm 2007-03-25 02:23

Pegasus Mail's support for Japanese seems to be quite poor. Also, development on it has stopped.

Euler 2007-07-11 15:39

Just saw this last statement today. You're somewhat wrong J44xm.
Pegasus Mail does support languages of different "alphabets", like Hebrew (LTR), Russian, Korean and Japanese (can't swear as I don't speak any of them), even in late versions. After adopting Unicode (among 26 other charsets) it extended its support much further.
Besides this charset thing, there's nothing out there that matches Pegasus Mail power and functionality. It's the One mailing system, not just a mailer.
And BTW, it's quite alive and well. New versions are on their way. See for yourself. ;^)

scamme 2008-01-06 05:53

I find it very full free email client as long as you don't use IMAP. IMAP with Pegasus mail is way too slow.
Please DO correct me if I'am wrong, and also GUI glitches appeared from time to time.

Mark 2009-09-01 13:42

Not entirely portable adds various keys to the registry. Search using 'Pegasus Mail' in regedit and you'll see.

Emka 2011-12-27 16:01

v4.62 is available

V4.41

freakazoid 2012-01-06 08:28

v4.63 is out. The developer is working on v5, which is said to have improved IMAP support.

V4.41

Midas 2013-05-10 09:03

In development since 1990, still free and still going, this mail client absolutely needs to be in TPFC...

v4.41

Craunch 2014-04-02 14:19

Version 4.7 is now out.

The supported versions of windows have changed. To quote from the website:

"Windows 98, NT, 2000, XP or Vista; we believe Windows 7 poses no problems, although we have not yet done extensive testing on that platform. Please note that Windows 95 is NOT supported."

v4.41

Checker 2014-04-02 17:03

@ Craunch: Thanks ... and updated ;)

v4.70

Bruce 2014-04-03 12:13

I've been a satisfied Pegasus Mail user for 15+ years.

v4.70

smaragdus 2014-04-03 22:29

@Bruce
Before Pegasus Mail didn't save sent attachments, has this changed?

v4.70

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