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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 MAILPOSTER as "Rnmail -h %h %A".  You can  also  modify  the  the
       MAILHEADER environment variable to change the header file that [t]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 organizations 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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