Receiving Mail

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To read the mail you've just sent yourself, enter M-x mh-rmail. mh-e will incorporate the new mail and put the output from inc (called scan lines after the MH program scan which prints a one-line summary of each message) into a buffer called +inbox whose major mode is MH-Folder.

NOTE: The M-x mh-rmail command will show you only new mail, not old mail. If you were to run this tour again, you would use M-r to pull all your messages into mh-e.

You should see the scan line for your message, and perhaps others. Use n or p to move the cursor to your test message and type RET to read your message. You should see something like the Figure After incorporating new messages:

Figure: After incorporating new messages


If you typed a long message, you can view subsequent pages with SPC and previous pages with DEL.

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(This section was written by Bill Wohler.)
Last change $Date: 1996/07/14 17:35:00 $

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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