Commit 49b5c0e8 authored by Glenn Morris's avatar Glenn Morris
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Minor updates for mbox rather than Babyl.

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2009-02-20 Glenn Morris <rgm@gnu.org>
* rmail.texi: Minor updates for mbox rather than Babyl.
2009-02-17 Karl Berry <karl@gnu.org>
* emacs.texi (Top): Add @insertcopying before the master menu.
(Bug#1988)
* emacs.texi (Top): Add @insertcopying before master menu. (Bug#1988)
2009-02-17 Richard M Stallman <rms@gnu.org>
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@vindex rmail-mode-hook
Rmail is an Emacs subsystem for reading and disposing of mail that
you receive. Rmail stores mail messages in files called Rmail files
which use a special format. Reading the message in an Rmail file is
done in a special major mode, Rmail mode, which redefines most letters
to run commands for managing mail.
you receive. Rmail stores mail messages in files called Rmail files.
Reading the message in an Rmail file is done in a special major mode,
Rmail mode, which redefines most letters to run commands for managing mail.
@menu
* Basic: Rmail Basics. Basic concepts of Rmail, and simple use.
* Scroll: Rmail Scrolling. Scrolling through a message.
......@@ -342,11 +341,11 @@ all into a separate Rmail file avoids the need for interlocking in all
the rest of Rmail, since only Rmail operates on the Rmail file.
@end enumerate
Rmail was written to use Babyl format as its internal format. Since
then, we have recognized that the usual inbox format on Unix and GNU
systems is adequate for the job, and we plan to change Rmail to use that
as its internal format. However, the Rmail file will still be separate
from the inbox file, even when their format is the same.
Rmail was originally written to use Babyl as its internal format.
Since then, we have recognized that the usual inbox format on Unix and
GNU systems is adequate for the job, and so since Emacs 23 Rmail uses
that as its internal format. The Rmail file is still separate from the
inbox file, even though their format is the same.
@vindex rmail-preserve-inbox
When getting new mail, Rmail first copies the new mail from the
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