UNIXComm User-User Comm MailCrossPost
Using the Emacs facility is probably the most convenient way to read, write, and send mail. Unlike UNIX and VMS, Emacs allows for editing mail before it's sent---a definite advantage for fumble-fingered users.
To get into the read-mail mode, type META-x rmail in an
This will also automatically load any new messages into Emacs. The
command n will scroll you foward to the next message, and
p will take you back to the previous message. All saved message
will contained in your `
~/RMAIL' file on UNIX. For a complete list
of commands while in rmail mode, simply type ? or use the
Describe Mode' option in the `
Help' menu of Emacs.
Emacs also supports a mail mode with the command META-x mail (or simply CTL-x m) in an Emacs window.
This mode allows you to write and edit
the same way you would edit any Emacs file. Simply enter the recipient's
address in the `
To:' header, type in your text, and enter CTL-c CTL-c when done. This will send your mail and automatically exit you
from the mail mode. Other options available are described more fully
through the command CTL-h m (again the `
Describe Mode' in the
Help' menu of Emacs).