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This section describes how to start a mail message.
The messages are created as templates in your drafts folder
and then your editor is opened on the draft.
The Built-in Editor and
describe how to actually compose the message
when using the built-in editor or an external editor.
Use the Send message button to create a new draft message.
This runs the MH comp command to set up the template for the
So, it is affected by the
and your comp: profile entry, if any.
The Reply... menu has two entries:
Reply to sender and Reply all.
These operations use the MH repl command, so they are affected by
replcomps file and your
repl: profile entry, if any.
Reply to sender uses the repl option -nocc to -nocc cc
so that the reply just goes to the sender.
Reply all uses -cc to -cc cc so that
the reply goes to everyone in the To: and Cc: fields of the
(See the Section
Selective Replies with -nocc and -cc.)
Another entry displays instructions for adding more
entries to the Reply... menu.
The X resources used to do this
are described in more detail in the Section
Resources for Buttons.
To forward the current message or messages, click the Forward button or
Forward uses the MH forw command to set up the message, so it
is affected by the
and your forw: profile entry, if any.
To use an existing message as a template for a new message,
select the Use message as draft menu entry under the
message More... menu.
In this case the message is copied into the draft folder first.
This menu entry also lets you
continue work on a message left in your drafts folder.
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(This section was written by Brent Welch.)
Last change $Date: 1996/06/06 15:14:13 $
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