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How to configure an email account in Pegasus

The purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to configure a desktop email program called Pegasus Mail to handle your new email account. The first step in doing this is to create the email account, you should have already done that through your hosting cPanel. If you need assistance doing this, please view the tutorial: How to create a POP email account.

Now that we have our account created, lets open the Pegasus Mail program and configure the settings:

  • In the top menu bar, click on the Tools link and from the drop-down list, click on the Internet Options link to open a window called Internet Mail Options.
  • On the General tab, click on the Start Setup Wizard button.
  • At the Pegasus Mail Setup window, click on the Next button to continue the Wizard.
  • Enter your new email address in the box then click Next.
  • Enter the Incoming (POP3) server name (mail.yourdomain.com) then click Next.
  • Now your username and password are required. In the top box, enter the email username (it will be your complete email address).
  • In the second box, enter your email password then click on Next.

The next screen is a warning that you have possibly entered a wrong username. If you entered your full email address as the username and it does not work, simply come back and enter the username as just the email prefix. For example, you entered: johndoe@abc123.net and it does not work, come back and simply change it to johndoe then click OK on the warning box.

  • Now enter the Outgoing (SMTP) server name (both the incoming and outgoing server settings are mail.yourdomain.com). When done, click Next.
  • The Wizard will now ask you how you connect to the Internet. Select the way you connect then click on the Next button.
  • Click Finish to return to the Internet Options Screen.

The account has been set up but there is one more step:

  • Click on the Sending (SMTP) tab, then select the SMTP host we are setting up and click Edit.
  • Now click the Security tab.
  • Under the SMTP Authentication section, check the box that says *Login to the SMTP server using a POP3 username/password*.

By checking this box, Pegasus will login to your mail server not only to receive mail but also to send. This will ensure that you are the only one that can send emails from your account. Most SMTP servers use the same username and password as the incoming servers, so lets select those settings:

  • Click on the select button to open the POP3 mail download.
  • Highlight the POP3 definition we just created and click the Select button on the right hand side.
  • The SMTP authentication setting has been set. Click OK then click OK again to exit the screen.

We have successfully setup an email account in Pegasus Mail and it is ready to send and receive. You may add as many accounts as you wish but remember, you must always first create your accounts in your hosting cPanel or they will not work. For additional assistance, contact us by submitting a support ticket.

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