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1. Setting up Pegasus Mail

1. When you first open Pegasus Mail, the Setup Wizard starts automatically to help you configure your email account. If you have previously used Pegasus to access a different email account, you can start the Setup Wizard manually by clicking on [File], then selecting [Network configuration...] and clicking on the button Start Setup Wizard. You can then proceed to step 3 below. If you are running the Setup Wizard for the first time, it presents you with a welcome screen on which you can choose whether you want to set up Pegasus for one or more users. This guide will assume that you choose the first option, Click here if there will only ever be one person running Pegasus Mail on this computer.

2. On the Setup Information screen, you are presented with the directory where Pegasus will store your email related files. You may safely accept the default value suggested. Click OK.

3. On the following screen, just click on Next to proceed.

4. You will be prompted for your email address. Type in your email address and click Next.

5. You will be prompted for the address of your POP3 server. This is not applicable to Nexus accounts; you will have to enter server settings by an alternative method later. Therefore, click on Skip at this point.

6. The next screen will prompt you for the address of your SMTP server. This is the server your account uses to send rather than receive mail. Enter and click on Next.

7. If you connect to the Internet through a college or departmental network, via broadband or a wireless connection, select Network on the following screen. If you use a dialup modem, select Dialup. Click Next.

8. On the final screen of the Setup Wizard, click Finish.

Before you can use Pegasus to send and receive emails through your Nexus account, you need to enter additional information on your server and secure the connection. To do so, proceed to section 2.

2. Entering IMAP server details and securing your connection.

1. To enter information on accessing your email account, click on the [Tools] menu and select [Imap profiles]. Click on the New button.

2. Under Enter a name for this definition, enter a name for your email account that makes sense to you. In the example below, OUCS Nexus has been used. Next to IMAP Server address, enter In the field next to Login name, enter your Single Sign-On user name as provided by OUCS in the format abcd1234. Next to Password, enter your Single Sign-On password. Then locate the Security tab at the top of that window and click on it to proceed.

3. The SSL/TLS (encrypted data stream) settings section offers you three options. Select Via direct SSL connect.

4. The dialogue box below then requests your permission to automatically change the ports used by the connection in accordance with your selection. Click on Change to allow it to do so. Afterwards, click on OK. You should now be able to receive mail; in order to be able to also send mail, you will need to complete the following steps to secure the connection to the outgoing email (SMTP) server.

5. Click on the [File] menu and select [Network Configuration]. The programme opens the Internet Mail Options window below. Locate the Sending (SMTP) tab near the top of the window and click on it.

6. The programme will display a list of smtp servers. Select and click on Edit.

7. Under SSL/TLS (encrypted data stream) settings, select Via direct SSL connect. The programme will request your permission to change ports; click on Change. Then click on OK to complete the configuration of your outgoing mail server. Pegasus should now be ready to send and receive emails through your Nexus account.

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Written by IT Services. Latest revision 5 September 2014