Sending Mail

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Let's start our tour by sending ourselves a message which we can later read and process. Enter M-x mh-smail to invoke the mh-e program to send messages. You will be prompted in the minibuffer by To:. Enter your login name. The next prompt is cc:. Hit RET to indicate that no carbon copies are to be sent. At the Subject: prompt, enter Test or anything else that comes to mind.

Once you've specified the recipients and subject, your message appears in an Emacs buffer whose mode is MH-Letter. (A mode changes Emacs to make it easier to edit a particular type of text.) Enter some text in the body of the message, using normal Emacs commands. You should now have something like the Figure mh-e message composition window:

Figure: mh-e message composition window


There are several commands specific to MH-Letter mode, but at this time we'll only use C-c C-c to send your message. Type C-c C-c now. That's all there is to it!

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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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