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.

       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 environ-
       ment 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  unde-
               fined.

               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  organiza-
               tion.  (For use at organizations where the ORGANI-
               ZATION 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 organiza-
               tion.

               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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