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The Mail program allows users to send messages to other users to be
read at their convenience. The program was designed to be
conversational and therefore prompts for its inputs. The four inputs
which is to be the list of primary recipients of the message. Input
is in the form of a list of valid user names separated by commas and
terminated by a NEWLINE character. Recognition is available.
which is to be a list of users to be "copied". It is understood that
this list is for secondary recipients of the message. A null list is
which is a single line abstract of the message to be sent. A null
input is accepted but is not recommended (see RDMAIL specification for
the "PERUSE" option).
which is the body of the message to be sent. This is a collection of
text terminated by ESC or CTRL-Z.
Any of the above inputs, with the exception of SUBJECT, may describe
an indirect file which contains the applicable text and is in the
After terminating the message, Mail will output
This indicates that it has successfully requested that the mail be
sent and is waiting for a reply from the system MAILER program. It is
permissable to type two Control-C's at this point without affecting
the delivery of the messages. However, MAIL will notify the user of
any errors after it has received confirmation from the system MAILER
and the CONTROL-C's will prevent such notification from occurring.
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