Note for version 4.x users:
Starting with version 4.x, Pegasus Mail for Windows will always install in multi user mode, when not using Novell Netware. There will be a default user called admin and when only that user exists Pegasus Mail will not ask for a user login. When multiple users are created using the Address | User management menu entry, Pegasus Mail will ask you which user to use at startup.
Many questions arise about the difference between using Multiple Users and using Identities. The big difference is that a USER has his own set of folders, addressbook's, distribution lists and filter rules and such. Identities share those from the user they belong to.
When your ISP has given you a domain POP3 mailbox it's advisable to install the Mercury/32 mail transport system on your computer after switching from Single User to Multiple user mode:
Mercury/32 (module MercuryD) can be used to download mail from a POP3 domain mailbox. A domain mailbox is a mailbox in which mail for multiple e-mail addresses gets stored into a single POP3 mailbox.
These are the procedures for converting from single user to multi-user.
This process assumes that you used the default settings when installing WinPmail in single user mode, therefore the basic directory is c:\pmail and the current mail directory is c:\pmail\mail.
If you have other directories (you can find them in Help | About Pegasus Mail | Info) replace them in the directories mentioned below.
Furthermore you need to give yourself a user name. In the process below, you are referred to as USER1. So everywhere you see USER1, don't forget to replace that with the user name you choose. A user name cannot consist of more than 8 characters.
(Remember to enter the actual location and the actual user name here - you need to create the subdirectory directly under the current home mail box location, as found in Help -> About -> Info.)
In explorer select the directory c:\pmail\mail and choose File -> New -> Folder and give the folder the name of the user1.
MOVE c:\pmail\mail\*.* c:\pmail\mail\user1
Open the folder c:\pmail\mail and press CTRL-A to select all files, now select CUT from the edit menu and open the folder user1, select paste to perform the move.
-i <user name>commandline option to enable starting WinPmail without having to enter the user name each time. For more information about changing the command line, refer to the "Commandline options" in the Help menu entry.
The commandline will look something like:
c:\pmail\winpm-32.exe -i USER1
"c:\program files\winpm-32.exe" -i USER1
You now have completed the process and you can continue to work with Pegasus Mail for windows, as always....