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2.2.1 Replying to Mail

To compose a reply to a message, use the r (mh-reply) command. If you supply a prefix argument (as in C-u r), the message you are replying to is inserted in your reply after having first been run through mhl with the format file `mhl.reply'. See mhl(1) to see how you can modify the default `mhl.reply' file.

When you reply to a message, you are first prompted with `Reply to whom?'. You have several choices here.

 
Response     Reply Goes To

from         The person who sent the message.  This is the default,
             so RET is sufficient.

to           Replies to the sender, plus all recipients in the
             `To:' header field.

all
cc           Forms a reply to the sender, plus all recipients.

Depending on your answer, repl is given a different argument to form your reply. Specifically, a choice of from or none at all runs repl -nocc all, and a choice of to runs repl -cc to. Finally, either cc or all runs repl -cc all -nocc me.

Two windows are then created. One window contains the message to which you are replying. Your draft, in MH-Letter mode (described in 2.3 Editing a Draft), is in the other window.

If you wish to customize the header or other parts of the reply draft, please see repl(1) and mh-format(5).


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