Version history for Pegasus Mail
Changes for v4.61 - v4.62
- Version 4.62 mainly concentrates on fixing late-breaking incompatibilities in HTML rendering caused by the release version of Microsoft's Internet Explorer 9 browser. V4.62 users should experience reliable, high-quality HTML display using this version, with the quality of rendering being even higher than in previous versions.
- Updated editor V4.62 also uses a heavily-updated version of the editor module we use, and has numerous changes in the way editing buffers are constructed, meaning it should now be able to edit and reply to much more complex HTML message formats than previous versions, and editing should be much more reliable.
- Open link in background You can now Ctrl+Click on any link in a message to open that link in your web browser without bringing the browser to the foreground. This allows you to open a succession of links then work with them when you're ready.
- Signatures overhauled The way signatures are handled has been totally overhauled, and you should now find they work considerably better when you insert them at compose-time.
- Faster POP3 downloads POP3 downloads should be significantly faster when you have chosen to leave mail on the POP3 server.
- Finally, quite a few small bugs, some of them quite long-standing, have now been fixed.
Changes for v4.52 - v4.61
- Pegasus Mail v4.61 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 classical way.
- 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 created 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 page.
- 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.
Changes for v4.51 - v4.52
- Pegasus Mail v4.52 is an update that provides support for the new Windows 7 operating system from Microsoft. All known Windows-7-related issues in v4.51 have been addressed, in particular the annoying problem where toolbar buttons would sometimes not appear correctly. As well, the program can now correctly register itself as a system mailer under Windows 7, meaning that it is now possible to click mailto: links in web pages and have them open in Pegasus Mail.
- This has actually been a more major update than we expected, involving a shift between versions of the Microsoft Visual Studio development environment we now use that ended up being quite difficult. The development schedule is now back to normal, though, and work is progressing on a number of interesting new features in the program, many of which will be released this year.
- Note: The move to Visual Studio 2008 has resulted in a program that can no longer be run on Windows 9x systems (Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows ME). This is not by our design - it is a Microsoft-enforced limitation of the new compiler. We are working on finding a way to support Windows 9x systems for a little longer, but realistically, the days of Windows 9x support are now seriously numbered - it is likely that there will not be more than one or two more releases of Pegasus Mail at most that will still support these old operating systems, and the next major release of the program almost certainly will not be able to run on anything earlier than Windows 2000.
- International versions: International language modules for version 4.51 will work correctly without modification or update under v4.52.
- Pegasus Mail v4.52 is supplied as both a full installer and as an updater for those of you who currently use v4.51. If you do currently use v4.51, we strongly suggest you use the updater instead of the full installer. Click here to go to the download page, where you can get v4.52.
- IMPORTANT UPDATE: It has been brought to our attention that the Norton Anti-virus package for Windows may in some situations totally improperly identify the v4.52 installer as malware and delete the download. If this happens, disable Norton when downloading and installing Pegasus Mail. On the basis that Norton/Symantec has done this for every one of the last three releases of Pegasus Mail, we can only condemn this product as too flawed to use, and recommend in the strongest terms that our users cease using it in favour of alternative, less buggy anti-virus packages.