Additions and changes in beta's 15 - 19
- The "Folder information" dialog is now completely changed, showing more information and options.
- The folder manager list has new high-colour icons: there are now icons for folders that can only contain folders, folders that can only contain messages, and folders that can contain both.
- The INBOX now sorts at the top of any connected IMAP mailbox.
- An intermittent problem where Content Control would incorrectly detect certain types of non-HTML mail in its HTML-based tests has been corrected (uninitialized variables).
- The flickering update in preview mode when moving or copying messages should no longer occur. The copy/move and sort operations are much faster now.
- The right-click option for folder information should now be visible on trayfolders (the term used to describe a folder that can contain both folders and messages).
- The "standard folder" icon in the folder list is modified, so that it's now a single envelope instead of a stack.
- The "read new mail" toolbar button is overhauled
- WinPMail should now properly respect the option for signature inclusion in messages; so, if you reply using an identity that has a different setting for signature inclusion from your current identity, the setting from the specified identity will now be used.
- It should no longer be possible to drag splitter bars out-of-range: when you release them in an out-of-range position, the splitter will go as far as it is legal for it to go in that direction, but never out of bounds.
- Visual feedback is added when dragging and dropping: the cell in the destination list where the drop will occur now highlights dynamically.
- You can now right-click in a message list and choose "Message headers" to get a dialog containing only the headers of the message. The headers are completely unwrapped in any way and are shown exactly as they appear in the message. Pressing >ESC< or >Enter< will dismiss the dialog. This works in either preview or classic mode.
- When doing a move or delete operation where one of the messages is marked read-only, the operation will now no longer abort when it hits the read-only message, although the read-only message will *not* be deleted or moved.
- The right-click "Copy" option now works when the message reader's grey "header area" has focus, although the "Edit" menu command still does not.
- When you switch between identities where the list banding values are different (for instance, from an ID where banding is enabled to one where it is not) the screen should now update immediately to reflect the new setting.
- When changing identities the colours used in the folderslisting will update right away, when other colours are used
- Clicking the button for a minimized window on the windowbar will now restore that window.
- Buttons now highlight slightly when they rise to the mouse.
- Another trick added is a "swap" function. If you press >Ctrl+Shift+S< in the message editor window, the To: and Cc: fields will be swapped with each other.
- An incorrectly-precalculated value for the old-style alpha timezones. was used. This is fixed in the date-parser.
- Annotations are now much more closely tied to the message to which they are attached - it should no longer be possible to end up getting an annotation associated with the wrong message any more. IMPORTANT NOTE! This is a one-way trip!! Your existing annotations will be preserved and imported into this beta, but they will no longer be available in earlier versions of the program. Annotations now also have long file names - this is simply unavoidable.
System-wide folders have been utterly overhauled: from this point, all references to them in the help and documentation will be changed to "Public folders" because this is more what people expect these days.
- You can now create two types of public folders - "Global Attribute" folders, in which one set of message flags (such as "read" and "replied") and annotations is shared by all users, and "Personal Attribute" folders, in which each user retains his own flags and annotations for the folder, and they are unaffected by the action of any other user. You can mix and match both types of folder in any public folder tree.
- A hierarchy level question on folder creation is moved into the folder creation dialog - so, if you select a folder that can contain folders (such as a public folder)and click the "Create new folder" button, you'll get a dialog that includes the question about where you want the folder created instead of a separate dialog.
- You can now have as many separate public folder trees as your system will support (typically a maximum of 15) - see the new "Public folders" option on the "Tools" menu for defining this. Definitions for public folders are stored in a new section in PEGASUS.INI and are shared by everyone running the copy of Pegasus Mail. Public folders can be arranged in any order (the dialog has controls for this). The dialog will create the proper paths for you - no expertise is required to set up a shared folder directory now.
- Annotations and all message flags all work in system-wide folders now - see above for a discussion of this. Note that if you drag one of your own messages with an annotation into a public folder, the annotation will also be copied correctly, and any flags set on the message will also be preserved during the copy operation.
- Folder counters should now update correctly when moving messages to/from IMAP folders.
- Large messages should now download via IMAP rather faster and without underrun/overrun errors.
- You can now rename IMAP folders, but NOT (at this stage) trays.
- When you right-click a Pegasus Mail local folder and check consistency, the error dialog that pops up if a problem is found has been totally overhauled.
- The problem where local messages would get moved into an IMAP "deleted messages" folder if no local deleted messages folder existed has been corrected.