Commit 2e2cdb68 authored by Richard M. Stallman's avatar Richard M. Stallman

Delete Footnote mode info.

Comment out EUDC info.
Merge fortune-to-signature info with spook in one node,
called Mail Amusements.
Other small changes.
parent 91cf1909
......@@ -57,6 +57,9 @@ Buffer}). Then you can use @kbd{C-x m} or its variants described above
to make a new @samp{*mail*} buffer. Once you've done that, you can work
with each mail buffer independently.
@ignore
@c Commented out because it is not user-oriented;
@c it doesn't say how to do some job. -- rms.
@cindex directory servers
@cindex LDAP
@cindex PH/QI
......@@ -65,15 +68,14 @@ There is an interface to directory servers using various protocols such
as LDAP or the CCSO white pages directory system (PH/QI), described in a
separate manual. It may be useful for looking up names and addresses.
@xref{Top,,EUDC, eudc, EUDC Manual}.
@end ignore
@menu
* Format: Mail Format. Format of the mail being composed.
* Headers: Mail Headers. Details of permitted mail header fields.
* Aliases: Mail Aliases. Abbreviating and grouping mail addresses.
* Mode: Mail Mode. Special commands for editing mail being composed.
* Spook: Distracting NSA. How to distract the NSA's attention.
* Fortune:: `Fortune' items in signatures.
* Footnotes: Mail Footnotes. Making footnotes in messages.
* Amuse: Mail Amusements. Distracting the NSA; adding fortune messages.
* Methods: Mail Methods. Using alternative mail-composition methods.
@end menu
......@@ -154,7 +156,7 @@ Copies sent this way are called @dfn{blind carbon copies}.
To send a blind carbon copy of every outgoing message to yourself, set
the variable @code{mail-self-blind} to @code{t}. To send a blind carbon
copy of every message to some other @var{address}, set the variable
@code{mail-default-headers} to @samp{"Bcc: @var{address}\n"}.
@code{mail-default-headers} to @code{"Bcc: @var{address}\n"}.
@item FCC
This field contains the name of one file and directs Emacs to append a
......@@ -240,9 +242,12 @@ Allow the system to insert the @samp{From} field.
@end table
@vindex mail-default-headers
You can force Emacs to insert specific headers into the outgoing
message by customizing the variable @code{mail-default-headers}. Its
value as a string is inserted before you edit the message.
You can direct Emacs to insert certain default headers into the
outgoing message by setting the variable @code{mail-default-headers}
to a string. Then @code{C-x m} inserts this string into the message
headers. If the default header fields are not appropriate for a
particular message, edit them as appropriate before sending the
message.
@node Mail Aliases
@section Mail Aliases
......@@ -613,8 +618,8 @@ as soon as the @samp{*mail*} buffer is created. Then the
@code{mail-setup} function puts in the default contents of the buffer.
After these default contents are inserted, @code{mail-setup-hook} runs.
@node Distracting NSA
@section Distracting the NSA
@node Mail Amusements
@section Mail Amusements
@findex spook
@cindex NSA
......@@ -634,50 +639,30 @@ that they will have to give up reading it all.
entering an outgoing message:
@example
(setq mail-signature '(spook))
(add-hook 'mail-setup-hook 'spook)
@end example
Whether or not this confuses the NSA, it at least amuses people.
@node Fortune
@section Putting @code{fortune} Items in Signatures
@pindex fortune
@findex fortune-to-signature
@findex fortune-from-region
@cindex signatures, mail/news
@cindex fortune cookies
You can use the @code{fortune} program to create signatures for mail or
network news messages. (@code{fortune} prints a random---with luck,
interesting---adage, originally inspired by `fortune cookie' messages.)
To generate signatures, add @code{fortune-to-signature} to
@code{mail-setup-hook} and/or @code{message-setup-hook} as appropriate.
You can automatically cut regions to a Fortune file with @kbd{M-x
fortune-from-region} and compile your own Fortune database.
@node Mail Footnotes
@section Making Footnotes
@cindex footnotes
@findex footnote-mode
@kbd{M-x footnote-mode} toggles a minor mode for making footnotes in
mail or network news messages. It is intended for use specifically with
Message mode but is not specific to that. It provides commands and
keybindings to insert footnotes, go to a given note, delete a note and
renumber notes. See the group @code{footnote} for customization and the
mode's documentation for keybindings. To set up Footnote mode for all
messages, add @code{footnote-mode} to @code{mail-mode-hook} and/or
@code{message-mode-hook} as appropriate.
You can use the @code{fortune} program to put a ``fortune cookie''
message into outpoing mail. To do this, add
@code{fortune-to-signature} to @code{mail-setup-hook}:
@example
(add-hook 'mail-setup-hook 'fortune-to-signature)
@end example
@node Mail Methods
@section Mail-Composition Methods
@cindex mail-composition methods
This chapter describes the usual Emacs mode for editing and sending
mail---Mail mode. Emacs has alternative facilities for editing and
sending mail, including
@cindex MH mail interface
@cindex Message mode for sending mail
In this chapter we have described the usual Emacs mode for editing
and sending mail---Mail mode. Emacs has alternative facilities for
editing and sending mail, including
MH-E and Message mode, not documented in this manual.
@xref{,MH-E,,mh-e, The Emacs Interface to MH}. @xref{,Message,,message,
Message Manual}. You can choose any of them as your preferred method.
......@@ -688,11 +673,11 @@ and facilities that send mail.
@vindex mail-user-agent
To specify your mail-composition method, customize the variable
@code{mail-user-agent}. Currently legitimate values include
@code{sendmail-user-agent}, @code{mh-e-user-agent},
@code{sendmail-user-agent} (Mail mode), @code{mh-e-user-agent},
@code{message-user-agent} and @code{gnus-user-agent}.
If you select a different mail-composition method, the information in
this chapter about the @samp{*mail*} buffer and Mail mode does not
necessarily apply; other methods may use completely different commands
with a different format in a differently named buffer.
If you select a different mail-composition method, the information
in this chapter about the @samp{*mail*} buffer and Mail mode does not
apply; the other methods use a different format of text in a different
buffer, and their commands are different as well.
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