Editing Messages Top Message Attributes
VM provides general purpose marks that may be applied to any and all messages within a given folder. Certain VM commands can be subsequently invoked only on those message that are marked.
To mark the current message, type M M
vm-mark-message). If you give a numeric prefix argument
n, the next n-1 messages will be marked as well. A negative
prefix argument means mark the previous n-1. An asterisk
*') will appear to the right of the message numbers of all marked
messages in the summary window.
To remove a mark from the current message, use M U
vm-unmark-message). Prefix arguments work as with
Use M m to mark all messages in the current folder; M u removes marks from all messages.
Other marking commands:
|M C (
Mark all messages matched by a virtual folder selector. See Virtual Folders.
|M c (
||Unmark all messages matched by a virtual folder selector.|
|M T (
||Mark all messages in the thread tree rooted at current message. See Threading.|
|M t (
||Unmark all messages in the thread tree rooted at current message.|
|M S (
||Mark messages with the same subject as the current message.|
|M s (
||Unmark messages with the same subject as the current message.|
|M A (
||Mark messages with the same author as the current message.|
|M a (
||Unmark messages with the same author as the current message.|
To apply a VM command to all marked message you must prefix it with the
key sequence M N (
vm-next-command-uses-marks). The next VM
command will apply to all marked messages, provided the command can be
applied to such messages in a meaningful and useful way.