Accessing Gmail in Pegasus Mail

Send and receive Gmail messages in Pegasus Mail

It's possible to connect your Gmail account to the Pegasus Mail email client using IMAP or POP. That way, you can send and receive Gmail messages from within Pegasus Mail.

Instructions in this article apply to Pegasus Mail version 4.73 for Windows.

How to Access Gmail in Pegasus Mail Using IMAP

To send and receive Gmail messages in Pegasus Mail using IMAP:

  1. Make sure that you have enabled IMAP access for Gmail.

  2. Open Pegasus Mail and select Tools > Identities.

    The Identities command
  3. Select Add.

    The Add button
  4. Type Gmail in the Name for new identity field, then select OK.

    The OK button
  5. Click on the Gmail identity, then select Become.

    The Become button
  6. Select Tools > Internet Options.

    The Internet Options menu option
  7. Make sure the General tab is selected and enter your Gmail address in the My Internet e-mail address is field.

    The "My email address is" field in General Settings
  8. Select the Sending (SMTP) tab and select Add.

    The sending tab and Add button
  9. Select New.

    The New button
  10. Under the General tab, type Gmail in the Enter a name for this definition field and type smtp.gmail.com in the Server host name field.

    The server host name field
  11. Select the Security tab and select Via direct SSL connect under Use SSL/TLS security on this connection.

    The Security tab and the "Via direct SSL connect" option
  12. Select Change.

    The Change button
  13. Select the box beside Login to the SMTP server using the following details, then type your Gmail username (your email address minus "@gmail.com") and your account password.

    The "Log in to the SMTP server credentials" settings
  14. Select the General tab and make sure the Server TCP/IP port field is set to 465, then select OK.

    The General tab and the TCP/IP port
  15. Select Gmail under Available SMTP definitions, then click Select.

    The Select button
  16. Select the box next to Send mail at once without placing in queue (unless you prefer having your mail delivered in batches), then select OK.

    The "Send mail at once" option
  17. Select Tools > IMAP Profiles.

    The IMAP profiles command
  18. Select New.

    The New button
  19. Make sure the Connection tab is active and provide the following information:

    • Enter Gmail in the Enter a name for this definition field.
    • Enter imap.gmail.com in the IMAP Server address field.
    • Enter your Gmail username (the same you used for the SMTP server) and password in the appropriate fields.
    The connection tab and login information
  20. Select the Settings tab and check the box beside This server supports folders within folders under General behavior and characteristics.

    The Settings tab and "This server supports folders within folders" option
  21. Select Delete them immediately and do not keep a safety copy under When deleting messages from folders in this mailbox.

    By default, deleting a Gmail message in Pegasus Mail will archive the message (if you delete it from the Inbox folder) or remove the label (if you delete it from another folder). To truly delete a message, move it to the Trash folder.

    The "Delete them immediately" option
  22. Select the Performance tab and check the box beside Keep a utility connection open when this definition is active under Connection Management.

    The "Keep a utility connection open" option
  23. Select the Security tab and check the box beside Via direct SSL connect under Use SSL/TLS security on this connection.

    The Security tab and the "Via direct SSL connect" option
  24. Select Change.

    The Change button
  25. Select the Connection tab and make sure the Server port is set to 993, then select OK.

    The Connection tab and Server Port field
  26. Click Gmail under Existing Gmail profiles and select Connect, then select Done.

    The Connect and Done buttons
  27. Double click Gmail in the left pane, then select a folder to view its contents. It may take several minutes to retrieve all of your messages.

    The Gmail folder in Pegasus

How to Access Gmail in Pegasus Mail Using POP

While there are more benefits to using IMAP to access Gmail, it's also possible to access Gmail via POP in Pegasus Mail. After you enable POP access for your Gmail account, follow the steps above but use the Gmail POP server settings instead.