Package nmh

A capable mail handling system with a command line interface

Nmh is an email system based on the MH email system and is intended to
be a (mostly) compatible drop-in replacement for MH. Nmh isn't a
single comprehensive program. Instead, it consists of a number of
fairly simple single-purpose programs for sending, receiving, saving,
retrieving and otherwise manipulating email messages. You can freely
intersperse nmh commands with other shell commands or write custom
scripts which utilize nmh commands. If you want to use nmh as a true
email user agent, you'll want to also install exmh to provide a user
interface for it--nmh only has a command line interface.

General Commands
Command Description
ali list mail aliases
anno annotate messages
burst explode digests into messages
comp compose a message
dist redistribute a message to additional addresses
flist list the number of messages in given sequence(s)
folder set/list current folder/message
forw forward messages
inc incorporate new mail
install-mh initialize the nmh environment
mark manipulate message sequences
mhbuild translate MIME composition draft
mhfixmsg rewrite MIME messages with various transformations
mhl produce formatted listings of nmh messages
mhlist list information about MIME messages
mhmail send or read mail
mh-mkstemp create a temporary file
mhn display/list/store/cache MIME messages
mhparam print nmh profile and context components
mhpath print full pathnames of nmh messages and folders
mhshow display MIME messages
mhstore store contents of MIME messages into files
msgchk check for messages
msh nmh shell (and BBoard reader)
new report on folders with new messages
next show the next message
packf pack messages in nmh folder into a single file
pick search for messages by content
prev show the previous message
prompter prompting editor front-end for nmh
rcvdist asynchronously redistribute new mail
rcvpack append message to file
rcvstore asynchronously incorporate mail into a folder
rcvtty report new mail
refile file message in other folders
repl reply to a message
rmf remove an nmh folder
rmm remove messages
scan produce a one line per message scan listing
send send a message
sendfiles send multiple files via a MIME message
show show (display) messages
slocal asynchronously filter and deliver new mail
sortm sort messages
whatnow prompting front-end for sending messages
whom report to whom a message would go
File Formats
File Description
mh-alias format of nmh alias files
mh-draft draft folder facility for nmh message system
mh-folders specification of storage format used by nmh message system
mh-format format file for nmh message system
mh-mail message format for nmh message system
mh-profile user profile customization for nmh message handler
mh-sequence sequence specification for nmh message system
mh-tailor mail transport configuration for nmh message handler
Name Description
mh-chart Chart of nmh Commands
mh-mime Overview of nmh(7) MIME message composition and display
nmh new MH message system
System Administration
Command Description
ap parse addresses RFC 822-style
conflict search for alias/password conflicts
dp parse dates RFC 822-style
fmtdump decode nmh format files
post deliver a message