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
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
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
smtp.ox.ac.uk and click on
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
8. On the final screen of the
Setup Wizard, click
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
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
imap.nexus.ox.ac.uk. 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.
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
smtp.ox.ac.uk and click on
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.