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Replying to Mail Messages (R)(r)

If, after reading a message, you wish to send an immediate reply, you can do so with the reply (R or r) command. For a Sun Workstation: For an IBM workstation For example, if you are using a Sun workstation and wish to reply to message 1, then just after you read that message, enter
R
Mail responds with:



\begin{alltt}
To: Healy
Subject: Re: Original subject
\end{alltt}

and waits for you to type your message. After you have typed your message, press Return to send the cursor to a new line. Then press CTRL-d or a period (.) and Return. The mail System will display

EOT
and return you to the mail & prompt.

If you want to reply to a particular message, you can indicate that message after the r or R. For example, if you were using a Sun workstation and wanted to reply to message 5, enter

R 5
at the & prompt, and continue as above.
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