Re-installation of Pegasus mail

Pegasus mail v4 - LogoWhen you’re an old user of Pegasus mail like I am, you see no reason to loose your old and faithful configuration when moving from one old PC to a newer one as I just did. But this kind of migration does not seem to be an option in the installation. However, following these instructions will allow you to do it transparently:

  • Normal installation except that you have to ensure that the new location is the same as the original one, for me: C:\Program Files (x86)\PMAIL or C:\Program Files (x86)\PMAIL (instead of the default C:\PMAIL). Don’t forget to refuse the option for autoconfiguration of one user.
  • At first run of Pegasus mail, it will offer to configure one user space. I asked the same configuration as the original one (single user as offered as first choice) with a mailbox in C:\Program Files (x86)\PMAIL\MAIL. Then, I accept every default option without worrying too much.
  • Close Pegasus mail
  • Copy the desktop configuration and the mailbox contents, by coping the contents of the original C:\Program Files\PMAIL\MAIL
  • Check file C:\Program Files\PMAIL\MAIL\PMAIL.INI that must always have the right description of run data with the right installation directory: C:\Program Files (x86)\PMAIL\MAIL\Admin

Then, you can re-start Pegasus mail to recover the exact original configuration. So, I could recover my 400+ mail folders, my archives, the configuration of all my mailboxes, the configuration of my SPAM filters. Only one thing: The presence of the 3 welcome messages from the Pegasus installation in the inbox. I could easily wipe them out after reading them.