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RNMAIL(1)		    General Commands Manual		     RNMAIL(1)

NAME
       Rnmail -	a program for replying via mail

SYNOPSIS
       Rnmail destination_list
	 or
       Rnmail -h headerfile [oldarticle]
	 or
       Rnmail

DESCRIPTION
       Rnmail  is  a  friendly interface for mailing replies to	news articles.
       It will ask several questions, then allow you to	enter your letter, and
       then  mail  it  off.  If	you type h and a carriage return at any	point,
       Rnmail will tell	you what it wants to know.

       If you put a .signature file in your home directory, Rnmail will	append
       it to your message after	you are	done editing it.  If you prefer	to see
       your signature while you	are editing, rename your .signature file to be
       .mail_sig  and it will be appended before you begin to edit.  Note that
       both .mail_sig and .signature obey the setting of DOTDIR	unless	Rnmail
       was  modified  to take the .signature appending out of Rnmail's control
       and that	if both	files exist you	get two	signatures appended.

       The -h form is used when	invoked	from trn or rn.	 If  your  editor  can
       edit multiple files, and	you want the article to	which you are replying
       to show up as an	alternate file,	define the environment variable	 MAIL-
       POSTER  as  "Rnmail  -h %h %A".	You can	also modify the	the MAILHEADER
       environment variable to change the header file that [t]rn passes	to Rn-
       mail.

ENVIRONMENT
       DOTDIR  If  defined,  specifies	a place	other than your	home directory
	       where 'dot' files may be	stored.	 This  is  primarily  for  ac-
	       counts which are	shared by more than one	person.

	       Default:	$HOME

       EDITOR  The editor you want to use, if VISUAL is	undefined.

	       Default:	 whatever  your	 news administrator installed, usually
	       vi.

       HOME    Your home directory.

	       Default:	$LOGDIR

       LOGDIR  Your home directory if HOME is undefined.

       LOGNAME Your login name,	if USER	is undefined.

	       Default:	value of "whoami".

       MAILRECORD
	       If defined, contains the	name of	a file to which	 the  finished
	       message will be appended.

	       Default:	message	not saved

       NEWSORG Either  the  name  of  your organization, or the	name of	a file
	       containing the name of your organization. (For use at organiza-
	       tions  where  the ORGANIZATION environmental variable is	in use
	       for other purposes). If both NEWSORG and	ORGANIZATION are  set,
	       NEWSORG will override ORGANIZATION.

	       Default:	whatever your news administrator chose.

       ORGANIZATION
	       Either  the  name  of  your organization, or the	name of	a file
	       containing the name of your organization.

	       Default:	whatever your news administrator chose.

       REPLYTO The contents of a "Reply-To:" header line to insert  into  your
	       message.

	       Default:	header line not	inserted.

       USER    Your login name.

	       Default:	$LOGNAME

       VISUAL  The editor you want to use.

	       Default:	$EDITOR

FILES
       $DOTDIR/.letter
       $DOTDIR/.signature
       $DOTDIR/.mail_sig
       ~/dead.letter

SEE ALSO
       trn(1), rn(1), Pnews(1),	mail(1)

DIAGNOSTICS
BUGS
       Uses /bin/mail in the absence of	sendmail.

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