Commit 2783974d authored by Bill Wohler's avatar Bill Wohler
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(Replying): Document Mail-Followup-To. Change manually-formatted table

to multitable. Add debugging info. Move description of
mh-reply-default-reply-to into paragraph that describes its values.
parent 72cf2f2e
2006-03-19 Bill Wohler <wohler@newt.com>
* mh-e.texi (Replying): Document Mail-Followup-To. Change
manually-formatted table to multitable. Add debugging info. Move
description of mh-reply-default-reply-to into paragraph that
describes its values.
2006-03-17 Bill Wohler <wohler@newt.com>
* mh-e.texi: Use smallexample and smalllisp consistenly.
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......@@ -11,8 +11,8 @@
@set VERSION 7.93
@c Edition of the manual. It is either empty for the first edition or
@c has the form ", nth Edition" (without the quotes).
@set EDITION , 4th Edition
@set UPDATED 2006-03-17
@set EDITION , 5th Edition
@set UPDATED 2006-03-19
@set UPDATE-MONTH March, 2006
@c Other variables.
......@@ -22,7 +22,7 @@
@c Copyright
@copying
This is version @value{VERSION}@value{EDITION} of @cite{The MH-E
Manual}, last updated @value{UPDATED}
Manual}, last updated @value{UPDATED}.
Copyright @copyright{} 1995,
2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
......@@ -4055,31 +4055,45 @@ command.
When you reply to a message, you are first prompted with @samp{Reply
to whom?}. You have several choices here.
@smallexample
@group
@b{Response} @b{Reply Goes To}
@kbd{from} @r{The person who sent the message. This is the default,}
@r{so @key{RET} is sufficient.}
@kbd{to} @r{Replies to the sender, plus all recipients in the}
@r{@samp{To:} header field.}
@kbd{all}
@kbd{cc} @r{Forms a reply to the sender, plus all recipients.}
@end group
@end smallexample
@quotation
@multitable @columnfractions .20 .80
@headitem Response @tab Reply Goes To
@item @kbd{from}
@tab
The person who sent the message. This is the default, so @key{RET} is
sufficient.
@item @kbd{to}
@tab
Replies to the sender, plus all recipients in the @samp{To:} header field.
@item @kbd{all}
@itemx @kbd{cc}
@tab
Forms a reply to the addresses in the @samp{Mail-Followup-To:} header
field if one exists; otherwise forms a reply to the sender, plus all
recipients.
@end multitable
@end quotation
@cindex @command{repl}
@cindex MH commands, @command{repl}
@vindex mh-reply-default-reply-to
Depending on your answer, @command{repl}@footnote{See the section
@uref{@value{MH-BOOK-HOME}/reprep.htm, Replying to Messages: repl} in
the MH book.} is given a different argument to form your reply.
Specifically, a choice of @kbd{from} or none at all runs @samp{repl
-nocc all}, and a choice of @kbd{to} runs @samp{repl -cc to}. Finally,
either @kbd{cc} or @kbd{all} runs @samp{repl -cc all -nocc me}.
either @kbd{cc} or @kbd{all} runs @samp{repl -cc all -nocc me}. If you
find that most of the time you specify one of these choices when you
reply to a message, you can change the option
@code{mh-reply-default-reply-to} from its default value of
@samp{Prompt} to one of the choices listed above. You can always edit
the recipients in the draft.
@cindex @samp{repl:} MH profile component
@cindex MH profile component, @samp{repl:}
@cindex MH-Letter mode
@cindex MH-Show mode
@cindex draft
......@@ -4088,7 +4102,10 @@ either @kbd{cc} or @kbd{all} runs @samp{repl -cc all -nocc me}.
Two windows are then created. One window contains the message to which
you are replying in an MH-Show buffer. Your draft, in MH-Letter mode
(@pxref{Editing Drafts}), is in the other window.
(@pxref{Editing Drafts}), is in the other window. If the reply draft
was not one that you expected, check the things that affect the
behavior of @command{repl} which include the @samp{repl:} profile
component and the @file{replcomps} and @file{replgroupcomps} files.
If you supply a prefix argument (as in @kbd{C-u r}), the message you
are replying to is inserted in your reply after having first been run
......@@ -4115,15 +4132,6 @@ buffer by turning off the option @code{mh-reply-show-message-flag}.
If you wish to customize the header or other parts of the reply draft,
please see @command{repl}(1) and @code{mh-format}(5).
@vindex mh-reply-default-reply-to
The @code{mh-reply-default-reply-to} option is set to @samp{Prompt} by
default so that you are prompted for the recipient of a reply. If you
find that most of the time that you specify @kbd{cc} when you reply to
a message, set this option to @samp{cc}. Other choices include
@samp{from}, @samp{to}, or @samp{all}. You can always edit the
recipients in the draft.
@node Forwarding, Redistributing, Replying, Sending Mail
@section Forwarding Mail
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