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Af is an extensible, customisable, self-documenting real-time mail reader and composer. This Info file describes how to read and send mail with af, and how to customise it. It corresponds to Af version 2.4.
Distribution How to get the latest copy of af. GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Restrictions on af's distribution and warranty. Introduction An introduction to af. Acknowledgements People who have contributed to af. Bugs How and when to report a bug. Future Developments What may be coming in the future.
1. An Introduction to Electronic Mail An introduction to electronic mail. 2. The Organization of the Screen How to interpret what you see on the screen. 3. Characters, Keys and Commands The types of input that af handles. 3.1 Keys Introduction to keys and key sequences. 3.2 Keys and Commands Keys run commands which are bound to them. 3.3 Major Modes Af has several modes of operation. 3.4 Minor Modes Features which can be turned on and off. 4. Entering Af Starting af from the shell. 4.4 Exiting af Stopping or killing af.
Fundamental af Commands
5. Basic af Commands The most basic mail-handling commands. 6. Typeout How to use af's typeout mode. 7. The Minibuffer How to enter arguments that are prompted for. 8. Composing and Sending Mail How to send mail from within af. 9. Running Commands by Name Invoking commands by their names. 10. Help How to ask af for help on itself.
Other Ways to Deal With Messages
11. More Ways to Handle Messages What you can do with a message. 12. The Mark and the Region How to use the mark and the region. 13. Tags How to set and use tags in af. 14. Killing and Yanking Deleting and recovering things. 15. Searching Mail Folders How to search for text in a buffer. 16. Sorting Messages Sorting messages within af. 17. Narrowing Restricting which messages are displayed.
Commands for Mail Folder Management
18. Folder Handling How to process files and folders. 19. Using Multiple Buffers How to create and manage buffers. 20. Multiple Windows Displaying more than one buffer.
How to Customise Af
21. Customisation The ways in which af can be customised. 21.1 Mime Configuration How to set up af to handle MIME messages. 21.2 The Startup File, `~/.afrc' Save your customisations in a `.afrc' file. 21.3 Emulation Emulating some other mailers with af. 21.4 Variables Af can be customised with configuration variables. 21.5 Keyboard Macros Create new commands by combining existing ones. 21.6 Customising Key Bindings Change what keys do keys by binding them. 22. Afl An introduction to af's extension language.
Glossary and Indexes
Glossary An af and electronic mail glossary. Key (Character) Index An item for each af key sequence. Command and Function Index An item for each af command. Variable Index An item for each af variable. Concept Index An item for each concept.