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Af Reference Manual

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.

Important Concepts
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.

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