Accessing Gmail in Pegasus Mail

You can love your Pegasus Mail and love your Gmail on the web and have your Gmail in Pegasus Mail, too!

Using IMAP or POP, you can use your Gmail address and account with Pegasus Mail. IMAP provides access to all your archived Gmail emails and lets you use labels (as folders) as well but can be a tad quirky and complicated. POP gives you only recently received messages from the Gmail inbox but is easy and reliable.

Access Gmail in Pegasus Mail Using IMAP

To set up a Gmail account in Pegasus Mail using IMAP (which offers seamless access to all your mail and labels):

  • Make sure IMAP access is enabled in Gmail.
  • Select Tools | Identities... from the menu in Pegasus Mail.
  • Click Add....
  • Type "Gmail" under Name for new identity:.
  • Click OK.
  • Highlight the Gmail identity.
  • Click Become.
  • Select Tools | Internet Options... from the menu.
  • Make sure the General tab is selected.
  • Enter your Gmail address (e.g. "example@gmail.com") under My Internet e-mail address is:.
  • Go to the Sending (SMTP) tab.
  • Click Add....
  • Now click New....
  • Make sure the General tab is selected.
  • Type "Gmail" under Enter a name for this definition.
  • Enter "smtp.gmail.com" under Server host name:.
  • Go to the Security tab.
  • Make sure Via direct SSL connect is selected under Use SSL/TLS security on this connection -.
  • Click Change.
  • Make sure Login to the SMTP server using the following details: is selected under SMTP Authentication.
  • Type your Gmail username — what precedes "@gmail.com" in your Gmail address; if your address is "example@gmail.com", the username is "example", for example — under Username:.
  • Enter your Gmail password under Password:.
  • Go back to the General tab.
  • Verify Pegasus Mail has entered 465 under Server TCP/IP port:. If it has not, make that change manually.
  • Click OK.
  • Highlight the new Gmail server under Available SMTP definitions.
  • Click Select.
  • Make sure Send mail at once without placing in queue is checked (unless you prefer having your mail delivered in batches, of course).
  • Click OK.
  • Select Tools | IMAP Profiles... from the menu.
  • Click New....
  • Make sure the Connection tab is active.
  • Type "Gmail" under Enter a name for this definition.
  • Enter "imap.gmail.com" under IMAP Server address:.
  • Type your Gmail username (the same you used for the SMTP server above) under ​Login name:.
  • Put your Gmail password into the Password: field.
  • Go to the Settings tab.
  • Make sure This server supports folders within folders is checked.
  • Select Delete them immediately and do not keep a safety copy is selected under When deleting messages from folders in this mailbox....
    • Note that deleting a message from any Gmail folder in Pegasus Mail will archive the message (if you delete in the Inbox folder) or remove the label (if you delete in a folder corresponding to a Gmail label).
    • To truly delete a message, move it to the [Gmail]/Trash folder.
  • Go to the Performance tab.
  • Make sure Keep a utility connection open when this definition is active is checked under Connection Management.
    • Do not enable this if you use a slow dial-up connection.
  • Go to the Security tab.
  • Make sure Via direct SSL connect is selected under Use SSL/TLS security on this connection -.
  • Click Change.
  • Go back to the Connection tab.
  • Verify Pegasus Mail has entered 993 under Server port:. If it has not, make that change yourself.
  • Click OK.
  • Highlight Gmail under Existing Gmail profiles.
  • Click Connect.
  • Now click Done.

Using IMAP access to Gmail, you can mark messages as junk or label them (and more) easily.

Access Gmail in Pegasus Mail Using POP

To access a Gmail account using POP in Pegasus Mail:

  • Click Add....
  • Type "Gmail" under Name for new identity:.
  • Click OK.
  • Highlight the Gmail identity.
  • Click Become.
  • Select Tools | Internet Options... from the menu.
  • Make sure the General tab is selected.
  • Click Start Setup Wizard....
  • Click Next >.
  • Enter your full Gmail email address (e.g. "example@gmail.com") under Your electronic mail address.
  • Click Next >.
  • Type "pop.gmail.com" under The address of your POP3 server.
  • Enter your Gmail username (anything before "@gmail.com" in your Gmail address; the user name corresponding to "example@gmail.com" is "example", for example) under Username:.
  • Type your Gmail password under Password:.
  • Click Next >.
  • Enter "smtp.gmail.com" under The address of your SMTP server.
  • Click Next >.
  • Choose Dialup or Network depending on whether you are connected to the internet continuously (in which case you'd select the latter).
  • Click Next >.
  • Now click Finish.
  • Go to the Receiving (POP3) tab.
  • Highlight the account named like your Gmail address.
  • Click Edit....
  • Make sure Delete mail on server once it has been successfully retrieved is not checked under Optional and advanced settings for receiving mail.
  • Go to the Security tab.
  • Make sure Via direct SSL connect is selected under Use SSL/TLS security on this connection -.
  • Click Change.
  • Click OK.
  • Go to the Sending (SMTP) tab.
  • Highlight the smtp.gmail.com server.
  • Click Edit....
  • Go to the Security tab.
  • Make sure Via direct SSL connect is selected under Use SSL/TLS security on this connection -.
  • Click Change.
  • Make sure Login to the SMTP server using the following details: is selected under SMTP Authentication.
  • Type your Gmail username under Username:.
  • Enter your Gmail password under Password:.
  • Click OK.
  • Click OK again.