GNU Emacs Manual. Node: Mail Methods

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24.6: Mail-Composition Methods

This chapter describes the usual Emacs mode for editing and sending mail---Mail mode. Emacs has alternative facilities for editing and sending mail, including MH-E and Message mode, not documented in this manual. You can choose any of them as your preferred method. The commands C-x m, C-x 4 m and C-x 5 m use whichever agent you have specified. So do various other Emacs commands and facilities that send mail.

To specify your mail-composition method, set the variable mail-user-agent. Currently legitimate values include sendmail-user-agent, mh-e-user-agent, and message-user-agent.

If you select a different mail-composition method, the information in this chapter about the `*mail*' buffer and Mail mode does not apply; other methods may use completely different commands with a different format in a differently named buffer.

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