When I try to launch my Pegasus mail program from my portable, the
splash screen flashes on and then nothing happens.
I have a home network including my desktop under Win2000 running across
a Linksys 54 Mb wireless connection and a portable (Win XP with a
*wired* connection) with my mail storage folder on the desktop and the
Pegasus PMail folders on drive C: on both.
After much fruitless faffing around with pmail.cfg and pmail.ini I
discovered that Pegasus ran OK if I first started Explorer and had
opened the mapped, shared 'Mail' folder. A late look at the mapped
drive in Explorer showed that the drive was 'disconnected' although
double clicking on it launched the drive anyway! I tried kick-starting
the connection by running a batch file (cmd dir f:\mail) on startup. It
couldn't see the mapped drive. I then tried putting a shortcut in the
portable's startup folder to open Explorer at f:\mail (explorer /n,
f:\mail). This worked, allowing Pegasus to launch.
But it's a kludge and I would like to do this more elegantly. Could
anyone tell me if this failure to open is
1. a Windows quirk (in earlier versions there was a delayed log-on,
2. a result of the wireless aspect of the network,
3. even a Pegasus problem or
3. something else.
Can this be fixed?