(vm.info)Sending Messages

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Sending Messages

   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

* Replying
Describes the various ways to reply to a message.
* Forwarding Messages
How to forward a message to a third party.

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