Rest in Peace, Pegasus Mail
We used Pegasus Mail for Novell/DOS. ;)
I have been an avid user of David Harris excellent MUA „Pegasus Mail”. I even paid for the manuals, etc. As was to be expected, David Harris decided to stop developing Pegasus Mail due to insufficient funding. Unfortunately, I am not in a position right now to do anything about that.
Pegasus Mail is, at least for me, still one of the best e-mail clients out there. Very standards compliant, keyboard oriented (Quick folders anyone) and very flexible. In one of my earlier jobs, I was able to implement an automatic e-mail printing system (talking about perversions) on the basis of Pegasus Mail very qiuckly and easily.
David Harris also stopped development of Mercury Mail 32, his standards- and Windows-based e-mail Server. Due to the small memory footprint and the AUTH capabilities, this is/was a often used E-Mail Gateway-Server for small scale Notes/Domino-Implementations, that needed a way to authenticate to their providers SMTP-server for sending mail.
Although the starting-page of pmail.com does not contain any links, the subsequent pages like the download-page are still available. If you want to grab the download, the mirrors are still up too.
I will stay with Pegasus Mail as my main personal MUA for the foreseeable future as there are no alternatives with a comparable featureset immediately available. It’s not like Pegasus Mail will stop working, as there is no further development.
Alas, some time in the future, I will have to switch to another MUA. Do you have any suggestions? Just keep in mind, that these „MUAs” were, are and will not be acceptable:
- Windows Mail
- Webmail like GMail or GMX