Within emacs, there is also a sophisticated mail facility called rmail for more advanced users. This facility brings to bear the full
power of emacs in handling both incoming and outgoing mail. To invoke
RMAIL within emacs, run the command M-x rmail. The RMAIL utility will then extract all messages from the system mailbox
and put them in the file /RMAIL in your home directory and open
a buffer RMAIL displaying the first unread message. The h
key causes RMAIL to split windows and create a new buffer RMAIL-summary and list your messages. As you move up and down in the
summary buffer the RMAIL buffer tracks the message on the
current line. Here are a few other useful RMAIL commands:
RMAIL has useful pull-down menus. For example the Mail->Cite Original selection copies the original message into the
body of a reply message at the cursor position.
||Refresh the summary buffer.
||Move to the previous message.
||Move to the next message.
||Space bar. Scroll down a page.
||Period. Jump to the top of the message.
||Reply to the message.
||Forward the message.
||Grab any new messages from the system mailbox.
||Save the modified RMAIL buffer.
||Write the body of the message to a file.
||Output the file to another RMAIL-format folder.
||Mark the message for deletion.
||Unmark the message.
||Do the deletions.