A guide to
the Pegasus Mail MAIL Directory
Below is a description of the Pegasus Mail MAIL directory.
The general purpose of the MAIL directory is being the root of the users mail directory where all mail and information about a users mail and mailbox is stored.
Depending on the way the program is configured, the mail directory resides al follows:
- Installed as one user on one computer (using Pegasus Mail prior to version 4) : All information is stored directly in the MAIL directory. All information listed below is directly placed under C:\pmail\MAIL\
- Installed as one user on one computer (First install starting at version 4) : In fact the installation has been changed to a "Multiple users on one computer"with only one user, the Admin". From version 4 onwards, all mail dirctory related stuff is stored in c:\pmail\mail\admin.
- Installed as Multiple users on one computer : The MAIL directory serves as a root directory for the users MAIl directory. So each user has it's own directory under the MAIL directory. The username is the directory name. If the program is configured this way, all information below is not placed under C:\pmail\MAIL\ but under c:\pmail\MAIL\username\
- Installed using a Network program like Novel (binary or NDS) has it's own way of placing the MAIL directory. Mainly you can compare this with Multiple users on one computer
You can find the exact location of your Pegasus Mail MAIL directory in the Program information, which you can find going to HELP -> About Pegasus Mail -> Info, on the line "Home mailbox location".
Information about most files and extensions, you see when you look in the directory that acts as MAIL directory, can be found on the Files and extensions page.
One file that resides in the MAIL directory is the PMAIL.USR file. This file must be in the root of the mailboxes and contains the bnames of all users.
Besides those files you can find some sub directories (actually not all need to be there):
This directory is created when you work with annotations. Annotations are comments added to a message using the right mouse function (when a message is selected) Annotations. It contains temporary files.
This directory is discussed on its own TCPlogs page
In normal operation there is hardly any need to work with those files, but some of them can make e-mail live a bit easier.
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