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RNMAIL(1)							     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.

       The -h form is used when invoked from rn.  If your editor can edit mul‐
       tiple files, and you want the article to which you are replying to show
       up as an alternate file, define the environment variable MAILPOSTER  as
       "Rnmail	-h %h %A".  You can also modify the the MAILHEADER environment
       variable to change the header file that rn passes to Rnmail.

ENVIRONMENT
       DOTDIR  If defined, specifies a place other than	 your  home  directory
	       where  'dot'  files  may	 be  stored.   This  is	 primarily for
	       accounts 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
       ~/dead.letter

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

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

				     LOCAL			     RNMAIL(1)
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