Rmail Scrolling Rmail Rmail Deletion
The most basic thing to do with a message is to read it. The way to
do this in Rmail is to make the message current. The usual practice is
to move sequentially through the file, since this is the order of
receipt of messages. When you enter Rmail, you are positioned at the
first message that you have not yet made current (that is, the first one
that has the `
unseen' attribute; see Rmail Attributes). Move
forward to see the other new messages; move backward to reexamine old
Move to the next nondeleted message, skipping any intervening deleted
|p||Move to the previous nondeleted message
|M-n||Move to the next message, including deleted messages
|M-p||Move to the previous message, including deleted messages
|j||Move to the first message. With argument n, move to
message number n (|
|>||Move to the last message (|
|<||Move to the first message (|
Move to the next message containing a match for regexp
|- M-s regexp
Move to the previous message containing a match for regexp.
n and p are the usual way of moving among messages in
Rmail. They move through the messages sequentially, but skip over
deleted messages, which is usually what you want to do. Their command
definitions are named
rmail-previous-undeleted-message. If you do not want to skip
deleted messages---for example, if you want to move to a message to
undelete it---use the variants M-n and M-p
numeric argument to any of these commands serves as a repeat
In Rmail, you can specify a numeric argument by typing just the digits. You don't need to type C-u first.
The M-s (
rmail-search) command is Rmail's version of
search. The usual incremental search command C-s works in Rmail,
but it searches only within the current message. The purpose of
M-s is to search for another message. It reads a regular
expression (see Regexps) nonincrementally, then searches starting at
the beginning of the following message for a match. It then selects
that message. If regexp is empty, M-s reuses the regexp
used the previous time.
To search backward in the file for another message, give M-s a negative argument. In Rmail you can do this with - M-s.
It is also possible to search for a message based on labels. See Rmail Labels.
To move to a message specified by absolute message number, use j
rmail-show-message) with the message number as argument. With
no argument, j selects the first message. <
rmail-first-message) also selects the first message. >
rmail-last-message) selects the last message.