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Pegasus Mail for DOS - Overview

Pegasus Mail is an e-mail client that runs on computers using MS-DOS, PC-DOS or Microsoft Windows: by client, we mean that it interacts directly with the user, allowing mail to be sent, read, filed, printed and otherwise manipulated. Pegasus Mail for DOS is, as far as we are aware, the last DOS-based e-mail program that is still a fully-supported product in the year 2000.

Pegasus Mail can run on single computers, or local area networks - it has special support for Novell NetWare LANs that allow it to operate intuitively and with almost no maintenance. The program also supports multiple users on a single computer. Unlike the Windows versions of Pegasus Mail, the DOS version does not have built-in support for the Internet POP3, SMTP or IMAP protocols, because there is no standard TCP/IP interface for DOS-based computers. However, by adding our Mercury Mail Transport System as a mail server, you can provide fully-integrated centralized Internet e-mail services and mailing list management for your Pegasus Mail users.

Pegasus Mail for DOS - Features

Pegasus Mail does all the basics of e-mail extremely well, and far more than that... This list is by no means comprehensive - it concentrates on the highlights.

  • Mail filtering; Pegasus Mail pioneered this in 1991, and it's still the most powerful implementation of automated rule-based filtering you'll find in a mail client.
  • Distribution lists allow easy management of large mailing databases
  • Support for multiple users on the same machine as well as on networks.
  • Powerful message editor
  • Full support for the Internet MIME protocol, including digests and alternative message types
  • Powerful, multiple addressbooks with aliasing ("nicknames") and full user detail records
  • Automatic listing of local users
  • Complete support for Novell NetWare local area networks, in both NDS and Bindery modes.
  • Many ease-of-use features, including easily-accessible lists of recently-used addresses, directories and files.
  • Message reader supports wrapping options to handle even the most deviant messages
  • Spelling checker, with UK English and US English dictionary, and user dictionary additions.
  • Highlight signficant messages using your own colour schemes
  • Sort your mail by date, size, sender, subject, colour or thread, in ascending or descending order
  • Supports confirmation of reading and confirmation of delivery requests
  • Glossaries allow you to store commonly-used texts and expand them with a single keystroke
  • Automatic replies and automatic forwarding when interfaced with our Mercury mail server
  • The program has its own encryptor for sending secure messages.
  • Noticeboards allow controlled posting and reading in public mail areas, much like Internet news.
  • Optional copies to self ("sent mail" in other programs), with the ability to prompt for a folder where the copy should be placed.
  • Incredibly rich preferences set allows you to control practically every aspect of the program
  • Over 300KB of well-indexed, logically-arranged online help
  • Scratchpad gives you an easily-accessible workspace for storing notes and work in progress
  • Telephone message form for the office environment
  • ... and much more. The program is free - download it and see if it has the features you need.

Pegasus Mail for DOS - system requirements

  • Any version of MS-DOS or PC-DOS v5.0 or later, Windows 3.x, 95, 98, NT or 2000
  • 2MB disk space, plus whatever is required for mail storage
  • 520KB available DOS RAM at the time the program is run

Supported Local Area Networks

  • Novell NetWare 3.x, 4.x and 5.x in Bindery Mode
  • Novell NetWare 4.x and 5.x in NDS mode
  • Windows NT Server
  • Windows Peer-to-Peer, LANTastic and similar peer-based networks

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