Pegasus Mail – SOS!
I’ve been using Pegasus Mail forever. It is my preferred email client – I believe it’s far superior in every way to most other commercial apps. Because of it’s old school method of dealing with email, it’s not subject to all the viruses and worms that plague more modern clients (hello Microsoft).
Anyway, I read this afternoon a message from the author that he’s contemplating stopping development on the software completely and not issuing any further updates. If you are a Pegasus Mail user, you will want to read this.
What disturbs me most about that is he’s given his users no facility to go “NO – WAIT!” By removing the ability for people to respond to his ultimatum of sorts, there is no facility to show him how his decision might affect people. Now I understand where he’s coming from in the angle of “Well, people don’t pay unless compelled to”. Well, you’re right. People don’t. But if folks had been told the situation was THAT drastic, there might have been a change seen. The additional thing is that as far as I know, this is the first public mention that the situation was this bad for David. I would prefer the chance to rectify that.
Don’t know if David will read this, but if he does, open it up again. I know I’d help out – I’m one of the guilty parties he talks about. It always was “I’ll pay for that later”, and later got forgotten about simply because of laziness and the fact that program doesn’t force me, yes.
Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater, David.