Mail commands

These are the commands you can enter at the mail prompt to read and manage your mail.

Type a ? at the command prompt whenever you want to dispay a list of them.


To ...                                      Do this

use a UNIX shell command ! command delete the current message d delete a specific message d message list undelete a specific message u message list save the current message s save a specific message s message list reply to sender of a message r message list reply to sender and all recipients R message list of a message read the current message <Return> read a specific message p message list show the top of a message top message list (default 5 lines) display next [previous] page of headers z [-] edit message with the visual editor v message list go to the next message and display it n save the current message s filename save a specific message s message list filename

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