Using e-mail

Replying to a message

You can reply to a message with the r command. If you have just read a message, entering r at the mail prompt starts a response to that message. If you have not read any messages, typing r begins a response to the current message (shown by the status flag ``>''). You can also reply to a particular message by typing r number, where number is the message number.

When you respond to a message, mail automatically fills in the ``To'' and ``Subject'' fields for you:

   & r 12
   To: peterp
   Subject: Re: XTR work - can we hold meeting?
If you did not intend to reply to a message, or you change your mind, enter ~q on a new line to abandon the creation of the response.

r replies only to the sender of the message. If you want to respond to the sender and everyone who was copied on the original mail, use R instead.

If you want to change any of the header fields while you are composing your reply, go to a new line and type ~h. You can then change any of the header details. See ``Editing a message's header''.

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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003