Chapter Introduction (Sending Mail with MH)

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This chapter is about the specific programs that compose mail -- like comp and repl. The chapter starts with a step-by-step explanation of how mail messages are created. There's also information that applies to all the mail-composition programs -- how to use mail aliases, what you can do at the What now? prompt, and so on. The Section Composing and Sending MIME Messages explains how to make MIME messages; there are other MIME tidbits spread through the chapter, too.

If you want to use a new text editor or programs like a spelling or diction checker, the Section What now? -- and the whatnow Program shows you how.

The Section MH Aliases describes a way to save time, to shorten long addresses, and to give an easy-to-remember name to a group of addresses.

MH gives you a lot of flexibility with draft messages, especially if you make a draft folder.

The chapter ends with tips about individual commands like repl -- for example, how to include the original message in your reply...and how to mail files.

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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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