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The contents of the user's mailbox in <filename>/var/mail</filename> are automatically read by <command>mail</command>. Should the mailbox be empty, the utility exits with a message indicating that no mail could be found. If mail exists, the application interface starts, and a list of messages will be displayed. Messages are automatically numbered, as can be seen in the following example:
Mail version 8.1 6/6/93. Type ? for help.
"/var/mail/marcs": 3 messages 3 new
&gt;N 1 root@localhost Mon Mar 8 14:05 14/510 "test"
N 2 root@localhost Mon Mar 8 14:05 14/509 "user account"
N 3 root@localhost Mon Mar 8 14:05 14/509 "sample"
Messages can now be read by typing <keycap>t</keycap> followed by the message number. This example reads the first email:
&amp; <userinput>t 1</userinput>
Message 1:
From root@localhost Mon Mar 8 14:05:52 2004
X-Original-To: marcs@localhost
Delivered-To: marcs@localhost
To: marcs@localhost
Subject: test
Date: Mon, 8 Mar 2004 14:05:52 +0200 (SAST)
From: root@localhost (Charlie Root)

This is a test message, please reply if you receive it.
As seen in this example, the message will be displayed with full headers. To display the list of messages again, press <keycap>h</keycap>.
If the email requires a reply, press either <keycap>R</keycap> or <keycap>r</keycap> <command>mail</command> keys. <keycap>R</keycap> instructs <command>mail</command> to reply only to the sender of the email, while <keycap>r</keycap> replies to all other recipients of the message. These commands can be suffixed with the mail number of the message to reply to. After typing the response, the end of the message should be marked by a single <keycap>.</keycap> on its own line. An example can be seen below:
&amp; <userinput>R 1</userinput>
To: root@localhost
Subject: Re: test

<userinput>Thank you, I did get your email.
.</userinput>
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In order to send a new email, press <keycap>m</keycap>, followed by the recipient email address. Multiple recipients may be specified by separating each address with the <keycap>,</keycap> delimiter. The subject of the message may then be entered, followed by the message contents. The end of the message should be specified by putting a single <keycap>.</keycap> on its own line.
&amp; <userinput>mail root@localhost</userinput>
Subject: <userinput>I mastered mail

Now I can send and receive email using mail ... :)
.</userinput>
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While using <command>mail</command>, press <keycap>?</keycap> to display help at any time. Refer to <citerefentry><refentrytitle>mail</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry> for more help on how to use <command>mail</command>.
<citerefentry><refentrytitle>mail</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry> was not designed to handle attachments and thus deals with them poorly. Newer <acronym>MUA</acronym>s handle attachments in a more intelligent way. Users who prefer to use <command>mail</command> may find the <package>converters/mpack</package> port to be of considerable use.
<application>mutt</application>
<application>mutt</application> is a powerful <acronym>MUA</acronym>, with many features, including:
The ability to thread messages.
PGP support for digital signing and encryption of email.
MIME support.
Maildir support.
Highly customizable.
Refer to <uri xlink:href="http://www.mutt.org">http://www.mutt.org</uri> for more information on <application>mutt</application>.
<application>mutt</application> may be installed using the <package>mail/mutt</package> port. After the port has been installed, <application>mutt</application> can be started by issuing the following command:
<prompt>%</prompt> <userinput>mutt</userinput>
<application>mutt</application> will automatically read and display the contents of the user mailbox in <filename>/var/mail</filename>. If no mails are found, <application>mutt</application> will wait for commands from the user. The example below shows <application>mutt</application> displaying a list of messages:
_ external ref='mail/mutt1' md5='__failed__'
To read an email, select it using the cursor keys and press <keycap>Enter</keycap>. An example of <application>mutt</application> displaying email can be seen below:
_ external ref='mail/mutt2' md5='__failed__'
Similar to <citerefentry><refentrytitle>mail</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry>, <application>mutt</application> can be used to reply only to the sender of the message as well as to all recipients. To reply only to the sender of the email, press <keycap>r</keycap>. To send a group reply to the original sender as well as all the message recipients, press <keycap>g</keycap>.
By default, <application>mutt</application> uses the <citerefentry><refentrytitle>vi</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry> editor for creating and replying to emails. Each user can customize this by creating or editing the <filename>.muttrc</filename> in their home directory and setting the <literal>editor</literal> variable or by setting the <envar>EDITOR</envar> environment variable. Refer to <uri xlink:href="http://www.mutt.org/">http://www.mutt.org/</uri> for more information about configuring <application>mutt</application>.
To compose a new mail message, press <keycap>m</keycap>. After a valid subject has been given, <application>mutt</application> will start <citerefentry><refentrytitle>vi</refentrytitle><manvolnum>1</manvolnum></citerefentry> so the email can be written. Once the contents of the email are complete, save and quit from <command>vi</command>. <application>mutt</application> will resume, displaying a summary screen of the mail that is to be delivered. In order to send the mail, press <keycap>y</keycap>. An example of the summary screen can be seen below:
_ external ref='mail/mutt3' md5='__failed__'
<application>mutt</application> contains extensive help which can be accessed from most of the menus by pressing <keycap>?</keycap>. The top line also displays the keyboard shortcuts where appropriate.
<application>alpine</application>

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Source string comment
(itstool) path: listitem/para
Flags
read-only
Source string location
book.translate.xml:52651
String age
a year ago
Source string age
a year ago
Translation file
books/handbook.pot, string 8583