ME 'vm' e-mail: Doesn't know how to split inbox (just one big msg)
- Hi, I'm trying to use the 'vm' facility to read mail. Does this
currently work? (Using ver 02/01/01.) I'd rather use ME than the
pine/elm type of wimpy mail readers. (As long as I'm going to suffer,
it's better to suffer with a program I can hack! :-) )
Here's the deal:
When a new message comes in, vm appends it to the inbox file, but does
not show a new header for it in the message list window. It looks
like it doesn't know how to tell one message from the mext. In Y!
messages 469ff there is reference to a "standard divide line" and some
advice on getting 'postie' (WinNT util) to generate one. In Unix mbox
format, this is a line starting with "From", and I don't know of a way
to change this. Surely vm knows how to deal with this, as it's been
that way forever. Advice?
Is there a way to *quit* the VM facility (instead of merely hiding it
and putting it in the background by hitting Del). I guess this would
involve saving and killing all the vm
windows plus doing a 'stop-mail-check'.
Does somebody happen to have a good command line to Mime-encode a
message? (There is an example for uuencoding; I assume we're supposed
to put this in one of the Insert Data fields.)
What does the "format mail message" ('f' command) do?
The 'D' command (delete current mailbox) if used on 'inbox', does save
one's work but doesn't actually delete anything. (I was thinking
maybe that was a way to quit. But it seems to be the way to get back
to the inbox without haveing to 'v' and type its name.)
My setup is as follows in User Setup (platform is RedHat Linux 7.2).
I've tried to follow the example in vm(3) as much as possible.
User Mail Dir: /home/thundt/Mail
Sent Mail Signature: /home/thundt/.sig (is the /home/thundt really
Carbon-Copy File: sentmail
Send Mail Command: /usr/lib/sendmail -oi -oem -odi -t < %o (given in
Queue Outgoing Mail: N (what does this do? not in documentation)
Check Mail Every: 60 sec (just for testing)
Get Mail Command: (blank; use /var/mail mechanism)
Incoming Mail Box: /var/mail/thundt
VM Main In Box: inbox
Mime Data Extract: rm -f /tmp/%b ; metamail -B -d -q -w -x -z %i ; mv
-f /tmp/%b %o (the value given in vm(3))
Uuencode Extract: rm -f %o ; uudecode %i ; rm -f %i (again, in vm(3))