INSATLLING PEGASUS MAIL
The programme downloads as a self executing file. When you click
on the icon, the installation starts and then proceeds step by step.
You will be asked simple questions about selecting the
destination directory, programme group etc. In most cases the
default settings are appropriate. At the end of the procedure, the
installation window closes. Pegasus Mail can then be found by
clicking on the following in sequence:
Start --> Programmes -->
Pegasus Mail for Win32.
You can make a shortcut for the programme by going through
Windows Explorer to the files of Pegasus Mail, then identifying the
winpm-32.exe file (with a winged horse icon). Right-click on this
icon and drag it to the desk- top to create a short-cut there. You
can give any name you desire to the shortcut, eg. Pegasus Mail, E-
mail, P-mail or just Mail.
CONFIGURING PEGASUS MAIL
When Pegasus Mail is started for the first time, the programme will
ask you the user mode you would like to employ. The options are
- Single user on a single computer.
- Multiple users on a single computer.
- Local area network (LAN).
The second option includes the first and should be chosen if more
than one user intends to use Pegasus Mail on a single standalone
If this option is chosen, the programme asks you to enter the user
name (the first name or nickname is convenient) and the full name
of the main user (called the administrator).
Before PM can be used, it needs to be configured so that it can
access your mailbox on the VSNL (or your ISP) server correctly.
This configuration is simple and requires the following information:-
- Your E-mail address.
- The username and password of your Internet account.
- The POP3 mail server address for incoming mail.
- The SMTP mail server address for outgoing mail.
The POP3 and SMTP mail server addresses are usually in a
numerical format and are available from your ISP. For example, for
the bom4 server of VSNL, the POP3 and SMTP server addresses
are both 220.127.116.11. POP3 and SMTP server addresses of the
other servers are available at the Guide website. If you cannot get
the numerical address, use the part of the E-mail address following
the @ symbol. For example, for the bom4 VSNL server, the POP3
and SMTP address could also be written as "bom4.vsnl.net.in"
(without the quotes). This alternative works for VSNL and DOT
servers. With other ISP's it may or may not work (eg. for Satyam
the POP3 and SMTP addresses are "imap.satyam.net.in" and
After starting the programme (if necessary by entering the
appropriate user name), the Internet Set Up Wizard starts and
asks for the above information to be entered. When this is
complete, the programme is ready to be used.