A guide to the Pegasus Mail
Resource subdirectory.

If you happen to look in the Pegasus Mail program directory there are a large number of files relating to Pegasus Mail, incorporating quite a range of suffices. Most of those files are explained in my Pegasus Mail files and extensions page.

Besides those files you will find a subdirectory called Resource. Below is description on the files in that directory:

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.

This document is last updated 28-October-2004.

General purpose of the directory:

This directory is created on instalation time. The files placed in it are used when a fresh install is done. Whenever you want to revert back to original files, copy the file to the Pegasus Mail program directory.

 
Filename in the Resource subdirectory Why is it there Description
autorplc.pm Safety
Placed here since version 4.0
This file contains the defaults for the auto replacement function under Tools Options Automatic Formatting. When you make additions to that file, installing this default file would overwrite that modifications.
bpanel.txt Information In Pegasus Mail for Windows, starting with version 3.x one can define it's own Toolbar. This file contains the information on how to built the toolbar.pm file. That file should be placed in the user's Home Mailbox directory.
You might want to review the codes needed to build that file.
filetype.pm SafetyThis is a copy of the original filetype.pm file. The working file is in the program directory and can be altered. If an altered file generates an error, the original one can be used to replace it. This file is used by Pegasus Mail to determine the "attachment type" information for files automatically. It consists of rules that can test a file's extension and any byte or strings in the first 512 bytes of the file.
helpdesk.pm5 Example for Templates, using the Shift-F7 command. A simple template showing how a helpdesk request form could be generated as a template. Note the use of a picture to help the form to stand out, and the use of informational text to assist the user in filling out the form.
More information is in the file.
listserv.pm5 Example for Templates, using the Shift-F7 command. This template allows the user to subscribe to any of the Pegasus Mail Mailing lists hosted a bama.ua.edu; it prompts the user for a little information, then sends the subscription request off formatted for the LISTSERV program.
More information is in the file.
mime-map.pm SafetyThis is a copy of the original mime-map.pm file. The working file is in the program directory and can be altered. If an altered file generates an error, the original one can be used to replace it. Pegasus Mail MIME Mapping file, this file is used to add MIME content-type mappings into Pegasus Mail.
order32.fff SafetyThis is a copy of the original order32.fff file. When clicking Remove this extension in the Order extension, the order.fff (or order32.fff) file is removed from disk. Whenever one needs to re-install the order extension, this file should be copied back into the user's Home mailbox. This file enables the order extension. The file order.dll is needed as well.
rasdial.zip Extended external feature One can use the rasdial program to automate the dialing on Win95 and Win98 environment computers. More information is in the package.
rescom.exe Tool This program is needed to compile the *.r files.
rquotes.r Extended feature This file contains the information and source code to enable variable signatures .
More information is in the file.
spambust.dat Safety
(Since version 4.21a)
This is the latest file which comes with the installation. This is placed here to prevent any alterations to the current file from being overwritten. We advise not to change the spambust.dat file, instead create a second content control set with your own additions.
su-order.frm ObsoleteAs the orderforms ar no longer valid, this file is no longer installed since version 4.0.

See the manuals page on the Pegasus Mail website

template.txt Information Pegasus Mail for windows, version 3.x and higher come with a feature to create messages or reply's using predefined format. This feature comes with a powerful scripting language.
More information is in the file.
winpmdde.txt Information on how to use DDE Pegasus Mail v2.54 and later incorporates support for Windows DDE to allow inter process communication. This document describes the topics supported by WinPMail and the syntax of the commands sent to them
More information is in the file.
wguide.hlp Information on advanced setup This file holds (partly old) informtation about how to use the advanced features of Pegasus Mail. Worth reading by troubleshooting or installing on a (Novell) network.
wpm-char.r Customize Pegasus Mail for Windows (Character set and header display) This file can be used to replace the default SMTP translation table used by PMail on outgoing non-MIME messages. For more information see my wpmchar page.
wpm-lmtt.r Customize character translation tables. This file can be used as a model for a local resource which maps ISO character sets to the code pages in use on the PCs at your site.
This file is obsolete after the 4.30 release as starting from that release this is all done by lconv.dll in the program directory.
More information is in the file.



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