GNU Emacs Manual
AA.9 Rmail Attributes
Some labels such as `deleted' and `filed' have built-in
meanings and are assigned to or removed from messages automatically at
appropriate times; these labels are called attributes. Here is a
list of Rmail attributes:
- Means the message has never been current. Assigned to messages when
they come from an inbox file, and removed when a message is made
current. When you start Rmail, it initially shows the first message
that has this attribute.
- Means the message is deleted. Assigned by deletion commands and
removed by undeletion commands (see section AA.4 Deleting Messages).
- Means the message has been copied to some other file. Assigned by the
file output commands (see section AA.6 Multiple Rmail Files).
- Means you have mailed an answer to the message. Assigned by the r
rmail-reply). See section AA.10 Sending Replies.
- Means you have forwarded the message. Assigned by the f command
rmail-forward). See section AA.10 Sending Replies.
- Means you have edited the text of the message within Rmail.
See section AA.15 Editing Within a Message.
- Means you have resent the message. Assigned by the command M-x
rmail-resend. See section AA.10 Sending Replies.
All other labels are assigned or removed only by the user, and have no