This chapter describes the usual Emacs mode for editing and sending
mail--Mail mode. Emacs has alternative facilities for editing and
sending mail, including MH-E and Message mode, not documented in this
manual. You can choose any of them as your preferred method. The
C-x 4 m and
C-x 5 m use whichever
agent you have specified. So do various other Emacs commands and
facilities that send mail.
To specify your mail-composition method, set the variable
mail-user-agent. Currently legitimate values include
If you select a different mail-composition method, the information in this chapter about the `*mail*' buffer and Mail mode does not apply; other methods may use completely different commands with a different format in a differently named buffer.
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