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When sending messages from within VM, you will be using the standard
Mail major mode provided with GNU Emacs. Note: Mail Mode
Mode. However, `*mail*' buffers created by VM have extra command keys:
C-c C-y (`vm-yank-message')
Copies a message from the current folder into the `*mail*' buffer.
The message number is read from the minibuffer. By default each
line of the copy is prepended with the value of the variable
`vm-included-text-prefix'. All message headers are yanked along
with the text. Point is left before the inserted text, the mark
after. Any hook functions bound to mail-yank-hooks are run, after
inserting the text and setting point and mark. If a prefix
argument is given, this tells VM to ignore mail-yank-hooks, don't
set the mark, don't prepend the value of vm-included-text-prefix
to every yanked line, and don't yank any headers other than those
specified in vm-visible-headers/vm-invisible-headers.
C-c y (`vm-yank-message-other-folder')
Work like `vm-yank-message', but it first prompts for the name of a
folder from which to yank the message.
C-c C-v <Any VM command key>
All VM commands may be accessed in the `*mail*' buffer by
prefixing them with C-c C-v.
The simplest command is `m' (`vm-mail') which sends a mail message
much as `M-x mail' does but allows the added commands described above.
`vm-mail' can be invoked outside of VM by typing `M-x vm-mail'.
However, of the above commands, only C-c y
(`vm-yank-message-other-folder') will work; all the other commands
require a parent folder.
If you send a message and it is returned by the mail system because
it was undeliverable, you an easily resend the message by typing `M-r'
(`vm-resend-bounced-message'). VM will extract the old message and its
pertinent headers from the returned message, and place you in a
`*mail*' buffer. You can then change the recipient addresses or do
whatever is necessary to correct the original problem and resend the
- Describes the various ways to reply to a message.
- Forwarding Messages
- How to forward a message to a third party.
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