Despite the apparently small version number increase, version 4.80 is a major release
with some extremely important changes and additions to the program:
Major editor update The program's editor module has
received a major update: it should now be able to edit a much wider range of
HTML data, and handle it much more reliably.
Major HTML rendering updates Michael in der Wiesche and
Martin Ireland have put a huge amount of work into updating Pegasus Mail's
HTML rendering technology with new features and improved reliability.
Significant new OpenSSL build This version has moved
to using OpenSSL 1.1.1k. Adopting the OpenSSL 1.1.1 API is an important
long-term functionality update that will keep Pegasus Mail in step with
connection security for a long time.
Synchronized German Release Sven Henze has continued
his fine tradition of having the German release of Pegasus Mail available
on the same day as the English release – see the
official download page
to download the German version.
User interface adjustments Several small but noticeable
changes have been made to the Pegasus Mail user interface to bring it a
little more into line with modern systems. These are minor alterations
compared with the changes that will appear in Pegasus Mail v5 as it
finally begins rolling out.
Support for higher DPI systems WinPMail is now supplied
with resource sets (the pieces of data that define the layout of dialogs and
screens) optimized for both standard 90dpi Windows displays and for 120dpi
displays (what Windows refers to as "Medium"). Future versions will also
have support for the Windows "High" DPI display type (144dpi). This change
allows the program to display considerably better on higher DPI systems.
Search improvements The folder search facility has
been updated to improve its ability to locate accented characters and
strings that appear in encoded headers. In simple terms, the program
should now search through folders more accurately, especially when
searches are limited to the message headers.
Security improvements The program now goes to
even greater lengths than it previously did to prevent you from
running attachment content that could be harmful to your system.
Any attachment content that is potentially harmful is now also
displayed in red in the attachment view.
Small quality-of-life fixes Numerous small changes
have been made to improve the usability of the program: to pick a
couple of examples, the columns in the preview mode attachment view now
remember their widths from session to session, and calendaring items
such as invites are now displayed more prominently in the attachment
Help system improvements The help system has undergone
numerous improvements - for instance, its user interface is now able to
be internationalized (Sven Henze's German version of Pegasus Mail now
uses the new help system). A lot of the content has been brought up to
date or expanded, and a significant number of new index entries have
OAUTH2 support for GMail This feature isn't in this
release, but I'm mentioning it because it's now very near to completion.
I decided that it was more important to get v4.80 out than to hold it up
even further while I complete the OAUTH2 implementation, but there will
be a v4.81 update very soon after v4.80 that includes the OAUTH2 code.