GNU Emacs Manual. Node: Rmail

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Chapter 25: Reading Mail with Rmail

Rmail is an Emacs subsystem for reading and disposing of mail that you receive. Rmail stores mail messages in files called Rmail files. Reading the message in an Rmail file is done in a special major mode, Rmail mode, which redefines most letters to run commands for managing mail. The command rmail-mode is used to switch into Rmail mode, and it runs the hook rmail-mode-hook as usual, but don't run this command by hand; it can't do a reasonable job unless the buffer is visiting a proper Rmail file.

  • Basic Basic concepts of Rmail, and simple use.
  • Scroll Scrolling through a message.
  • Motion Moving to another message.
  • Deletion Deleting and expunging messages.
  • Inbox How mail gets into the Rmail file.
  • Files Using multiple Rmail files.
  • Output Copying message out to files.
  • Labels Classifying messages by labeling them.
  • Attrs Certain standard labels, called attributes.
  • Reply Sending replies to messages you are viewing.
  • Summary Summaries show brief info on many messages.
  • Sort Sorting messages in Rmail.
  • Display How Rmail displays a message; customization.
  • Editing Editing message text and headers in Rmail.
  • Digest Extracting the messages from a digest message.
  • Out of Rmail Converting an Rmail file to mailbox format.
  • Rot13 Reading messages encoded in the rot13 code.
  • Movemail More details of fetching new mail.
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