exmh does a few different types of mail formatting. The most basic is to break long lines. This is done by default on all mail messages, although you can disable line breaking if you have important formatting in your messages. This is discussed in the Section MIME Formatting. Another basic formatting type is the conversion of different fonts into the MIME content of text/enriched. Finally, you can insert files as parts of a multipart MIME content.
Hint: If you change the line length, also resize the editor window to match the width (such as 72) so that your message will look right as you type it in. Set the following resource in your ~/.exmh-defaults file:
The Insert @ button is used to insert the body of the message you are replying to. This button is only enabled when you are replying to a message. The body is formatted a little: each line of the message body is prefixed with a string. The default is "> "; you can change this via the Simple Editor preferences section.
Note: It is apparently not possible to define a reply prefix with leading spaces. This is a side-effect of storing the prefix in the X resources database.
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This file is from the third edition of the book MH & xmh: Email for Users & Programmers, ISBN 1-56592-093-7, by Jerry Peek. Copyright © 1991, 1992, 1995 by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. This file is freely-available; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. For more information, see the file copying.htm.
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