How to use Attachments using...


Note: This document is written for Pegasus Mail for Windows 95/NT. Mac and Win 3.1 versions are quite similar, so read on and see if this helps. If not, you can always try to glean something useful from the help files.


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1. How to Send Attachments

Step by Step Instructions (with pictures, no less)

1. First open up Pegasus. Start a new message by clicking the new message button. Type your text in the body of the message at any time.

2. The easy way: You can just drag the file you want to attach to the message from your desktop (or from another folder) onto the e-mail message. Pegasus will automatically attach the file to the current message.


3. Another way: Press the "Attach" button in the message editing window. This will bring up the file selection window shown on the right. You can navigate around your hard drive(s) using the "Drives" and "Directories" boxes, and select the file(s) to attach by double-clicking them in the "Files" box. If you want to return to editing your message, press the "Edit" button on the left.


4. Yet another way: You can also select "Attachments" from the "Message" menu or hit "F7". This has the same effect as pushing the button, as above.
5. In any case, when you've attached your file, you should see the path and filename appear in the "Current Attachments" box at the top of the Attachments window.


6. Now just finish typing in the body of your message and send it as usual. Pegasus Mail will automatically encode your attachment.

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2. How to Receive / Read / Save Attachments

1. Receiving attachments is even easier than sending them in Pegasus. Check your mail normally. If any of the messages have attachments, when you open the message you will see an additional section of the window at the bottom which looks something like that displayed on the right.
2. You've just received an attachment. Now you probably want to do something with it. The easiest way is to click the "View" button. If you have an application associated with the type of file you received, Windows will open up the appropriate application and open up the file. For instance, you might have .jpg files associated with your web browser or with a painting program of some sort. When you click the "View" button, your browser or paint program will pop up and show you the image.
3. If Pegasus doesn't recognize the type of the file you have received, you can't click the "View" button. You can, however, still click the "Save" button to save the attachment to your hard drive somewhere, and then do something with the file later.

4. When you click the "Save" button, you are presented with a dialog box asking where you want to save the file. Just ignore the fact that the dialog is confusingly labelled "Select a file." By default, you are set up to save the file to your desktop. If this is what you want, you can just click "OK." If not, you can select the proper drive and directory using the appropriate controls in the dialog. Click "OK" when you are in the correct directory and Pegasus will save the file. Once the file is saved to your hard drive you can do whatever you want with it at a later time.

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