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Pegasus Mail: Multiple Accounts

  1. Because you clicked the second button on the Setting up mailboxes dialog box (indicating that your intention is to configure Pegasus Mail for multiple accounts), the Multi-user setup - mailbox directory dialog box appears, as shown below.

    This dialog box is asking you to specify the directory where your mail-related files should be stored. Pegasus Mail allows you to store your mail-related files in a directory unrelated to the directory where the executable files are stored. The default directory for the mail-related files is C:\PMAIL\MAIL.

    If while installing Pegasus Mail, you chose to put Pegasus Mail in a directory other than the default C:\PMAIL, you may want to change the default directory name. For example, if you installed Pegasus Mail to C:\PROGRAM FILES\PMAIL, you may want to name the directory for the mail-related files C:\PROGRAM FILES\PMAIL\MAIL.

  2. When you are satisfied with the name of the directory, click the OK button. The Pegasus Mail Users dialog box appears.

    This dialog box is asking you to create a group of users for your mail system. From this dialog box, you must create at least one administrative user. When you are running Pegasus Mail, administrative users can add, remove, or edit the details of the other users of Pegasus Mail.

  3. Click the Add button. The User details dialog box appears.
  4. Each user of Pegasus Mail requires a username and a personal name.

    A username consists of eight or fewer characters (letters or numbers). It acts as that user's local mail address - the address other users can enter into Pegasus Mail to send mail to that user. The username is also the name of the mailbox directory Pegasus Mail will look for in your installation directory. All users must have a username and it must be unique. Note that this name could be the same as their StoneMedia username, but not necessarily. For example, a user with the name John Smith could have a username of jsmith (if that is his StoneMedia username) but also John.

    A personal name is a descriptive tag which appears in the local users list in Pegasus Mail. It is usually the user's first and last name but the exact format is yours to decide. Every user must have a personal name. For example, John Smith's full name, i.e., John Smith, could serve as a personal name. Please note that a personal name cannot include the semicolon character (";").

    Type the Username and Personal Name of a user in the corresponding fields.

  5. The User details dialog box also offers you two options for each user:
    • Administrator privileges: A user with administrative privileges may add and delete users within the mail system and may change any user's details. At least one user must have administrator privileges.
    • Copy default mail messages: Pegasus Mail provides a number of default mail messages that provide additional introductory information about the program.

    The presence of a checkmark in the box beside an option indicates that it has been selected. You can toggle the options on or off simply by clicking the boxes.

    If you are creating an administrative user, click the box beside the option Administrator privileges so that a checkmark appears within it. Click the OK button to continue. The User details dialog box disappears, revealing the Pegasus Mail Users dialog box still underneath.

  6. You should be able to see that in the Pegasus Mail Users dialog box, inside the Current users: field, is the username and personal name of the user that you created in Steps 4 and 5. If you created an administrative user, you should also notice that beside that username is an asterisk (*).

    If you want to create more users (remember, you must create at least one administrative user), repeat Steps 4 and 5. Otherwise, click the Close button to continue. The User name dialog box appears.

  7. Type a Username in the field provided. Click the OK button to continue. The Windows 95 Users dialog box appears.
  8. Read the contents of the Windows 95 Users dialog box and note it for future reference. Click the OK button. The Using WINSOCK.DLL dialog box appears.
  9. Click the Yes button. The Pegasus Mail Options and Preferences Settings dialog box appears
  10. Type stonemedia.com in the POP3 host field.

    Type your StoneMedia username in the User name field.

    Type your StoneMedia Password in the Password field.

    Type stonemedia.com in the SMTP field.

  11. Click the OK button. The Pegasus Mail Options and Preferences Settings dialog box disappears and the Pegasus Mail main screen is revealed underneath.
  12. You are now ready to begin using Pegasus Mail. Please note that each time you start Pegasus Mail, it will ask for a Pegasus Mail username. The first time that each user starts Pegasus Mail, they will need to complete Steps 7 to 14 of these instructions to complete their personal configuration.