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NMH(7)				   [mmh-0.4]				NMH(7)

NAME
       mmh - Introduction to the Modern	MH message system

DESCRIPTION
       mmh  is a powerful message handling system, based on nmh, which in turn
       bases on	MH, the	Rand Corporation's Message Handler.

       Rather than being a single comprehensive	program,  mmh  consists	 of  a
       collection  of fairly simple single-purpose programs to send, retrieve,
       organize, and manipulate	messages.

       Unlike most other mail clients, mmh is not a closed system  which  must
       be  explicitly  run,  then exited when you wish to return to the	shell.
       Instead,	you may	freely intersperse mmh commands	with other shell  com-
       mands, allowing you to read and answer your mail	while you search for a
       file or run programs as needed to find the answer to someone's question
       before answering	their mail.

       The  rest of this manual	entry is a quick tutorial which	will teach you
       the basics of mmh.  You should read the manual entries for the individ-
       ual programs for	complete documentation.

       To  get	started	 using	mmh,  put the directory	/usr/local/bin on your
       $PATH.  This is best done  in  one  of  the  files:  .profile,  .login,
       .bashrc,	or .cshrc in your home directory.  (Check the manual entry for
       the shell you use, in case you don't know how to	do this.) Then run the
       mmh  command.  If you've	never used mmh before, it will create the nec-
       essary default files and	directories after asking you if	you wish it to
       do so.

       inc moves mail from your	system maildrop	into your mmh `+inbox' folder,
       converting it to	the MH format (one file	per message).  It  prints  one
       line  for each message it processes, containing the date, from and sub-
       ject fields.  It	leaves the first message it processes as your  current
       message.	  You'll need to run inc each time you wish to incorporate new
       mail into your mmh mail storage.

       scan prints a list of the messages in your current folder.

       The commands: show, next, and prev are used to read  specific  messages
       from  the current folder.  show displays	the current message, or	a spe-
       cific message, which may	be specified by	its number, which you pass  as
       an  argument to show.  next and prev display, respectively, the message
       numerically after or before the current message.	  In  all  cases,  the
       message	displayed becomes the current message.	If there is no current
       message,	show may be called with	an argument, or	next may  be  used  to
       advance to the first message.

       rmm  (remove  message)  deletes	the current message.  It may be	called
       with message numbers passed as arguments, to delete specific messages.

       repl is used to respond to the current message (by default).  It	places
       you  in	the  editor  with a prototype response form.  After completing
       your response, type li to list (review) it, or s	to send	it.

       comp allows you to compose a fresh message by putting you in the	editor
       on a prototype message form, and	then lets you send it.

       All  the	mmh commands may be run	with the single	argument: -help, which
       causes them to print a list of the arguments they may be	 invoked  with
       and then	exit.

       Commands	 which take a message number as	an argument (scan, show, repl,
       ...)  also take one of the letters: `f',	`p', `c', `n', or `l' to indi-
       cate (respectively) the first, previous,	current, next, or last message
       in the current folder (assuming they are	defined).

       Commands	which take a range of message numbers (rmm, scan,  show,  ...)
       also take any of	the abbreviations:

	    _num1_-_num2_  Indicates  all  messages  in	 the  range  <num1> to
			   <num2>, inclusive.  The range must be nonempty.

	    _num_:+N

	    _num_:-N	   Up to N messages beginning with  (or	 ending	 with)
			   message  num.   Num	may  be	any of the pre-defined
			   symbols: f, p, c, n or l.

	    f:N

	    p:N

	    n:N

	    l:N		   The first, previous,	next or	last messages, if they
			   exist.

       There  are  many	 other possibilities such as creating multiple folders
       for different topics, and automatically refiling	messages according  to
       subject,	 source,  destination, or content.  These are beyond the scope
       of this manual entry.

       Following is a list of all the mmh commands:

	    ali(1)	     - list mail aliases
	    anno(1)	     - annotate	messages
	    burst(1)	     - explode digests into messages
	    comp(1)	     - compose a message
	    dist(1)	     - redistribute a message to additional addresses
	    flist(1),n.brn	 flists(1)~- list folders with messages	in given sequence(s)
	    folder(1),n.brn	 folders(1)~- set/list current folder/message
	    forw(1)	     - forward messages
	    inc(1)	     - incorporate new mail
	    mark(1)	     - manipulate message sequences
	    mhbuild(1)	     - translate MIME composition draft
	    mhl(1)	     - produce formatted listings of mh	messages
	    mhlist(1)	     - list information	about MIME messages
	    mhmail(1)	     - send mail (mailx	replacement)
	    mhparam(1)	     - print mmh profile and context components
	    mhpath(1)	     - print full pathnames of mh messages and folders
	    mhpgp(1)	     - verify and decrypt a message with gnupg
	    mhsign(1)	     - sign or encrypt a message with gnupg
	    mhstore(1)	     - store contents of MIME messages into files
	    mmh(1)	     - initialize the mmh environment
	    mmhwrap(1)	     - invoke mmh commands if they are not in $PATH
	    new(1)	     - report on folders with new messages
	    packf(1)	     - pack messages in	mh folder into a single	mbox file
	    pick(1)	     - select messages by content
	    prompter(1)	     - prompting editor	front-end for mmh
	    rcvdist(1)	     - asynchronously redistribute new mail
	    rcvpack(1)	     - asynchronously append message to	mbox file
	    rcvstore(1)	     - asynchronously incorporate mail into a folder
	    refile(1)	     - file messages in	other folders
	    repl(1)	     - reply to	a message
	    rmf(1)	     - remove an mh folder
	    rmm(1)	     - remove messages
	    send(1)	     - send a message
	    sendfiles(1)     - send multiple files in a	MIME message
	    show(1)	     - display (MIME) messages
	    slocal(1)	     - asynchronously filter and deliver new mail
	    sortm(1)	     - sort messages
	    whatnow(1)	     - prompting front-end for sending messages
	    whatnow2(1)	     - front-end for handling drafts
	    whom(1)	     - report to whom a	message	would go

	    ap(8)	     - parse addresses 822-style
	    dp(8)	     - parse dates 822-style
	    fmtdump(8)	     - decode mh format	files
	    spost(8)	     - feed a message to sendmail

       The following man pages describe	file formats and concepts:

	    mh-alias(5)	     - alias file for mh message system
	    mh-format(5)     - format file for mh message system
	    mh-mail(5)	     - message format for mh message system
	    mh-profile(5)    - user customization for the mmh message handler

	    mh-chart(7)	     - Chart of	mmh Commands
	    mh-draft(7)	     - draft folder facility for mmh
	    mh-sequence(7)   - sequence	specification for mh message system
	    mmh(7)	     - Introduction to the Modern MH message system

FILES
       /usr/local/bin		    contains mmh commands
       /usr/local/etc/mmh	    contains mmh format	files
       /usr/local/libexec/mmh	    contains mmh library commands
       $HOME/.mmh		    The	user's mmh directory
       $HOME/.mmh/profile	    The	user's profile
       $HOME/.mmh/context	    The	user's context
       $HOME/Mail		    Default location of	the user's mail	storage

PROFILE	COMPONENTS
       Path:	 Location of the user's	mail storage

HISTORY
       mmh is an experimental version of nmh, the New Mail Handler.  Its  name
       ``mmh'' stands for ``meillo's mail handler''.

BUGS
       If  you	encounter  problems  with  an mmh program, please report them.
       When doing this,	include	the version information, which you can	obtain
       by invoking the program with the	-Version switch.

       Send  bug  reports, comments, and suggestions to	_mmh@marmaro.de_ or to
       markus schnalke _meillo@marmaro.de_.

SEE ALSO
       mmh(1) mh-chart(1)

MH.6.8				  2019-01-06				NMH(7)

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