Xyllomer's Mail System
To read or send mail, just go into a post office and type
If you simply want to send a mail to someone, type
within the mailreader. If you want to send mail to several folks, type
m name1 name2 name3...
You will then be asked the subject, and afterwards you're entering the
If you write another mail, you will be asked if you want to include the
old text. This was built in for the case you tried to send a LONG mail
to some unknown recipient.
In mail mode, just type
l to see what messages you
have. To read a message, just type its number. Like in the old mailreader,
you can move using
n (next) and
p (previous), or
. to show the last message again.
Replying and forwarding mail
To simply reply a message, that means sending a mail to the author, type
r <number>. The subject will be Re: plus the old
subject. You can include the old message by using
R instead of
If the mail you want to reply to has multiple recipients, you can
<num> (followup = group reply) to all other recipients, or
F to include the old message.
To forward a message, type
z <num> <to>, for
example "z 17 kult".
To delete messages, you will have to mark them first. Marking works
- To mark a single message, type
- To mark all messages from 3 to 9, type
- You can combine both, for example
d 1 4 7-9 13 15-18 21
After you have marked them, type
# to expunge them from your folder.
If you have marked wrong messages, you can un-mark them using the
u command which works like
Using mail aliases
You can setup mail aliases. For example, you can alias friends to
player1, player2, player3, and each time you send a
mail to friends, those three players will get your mail. Type
a to edit your alias list. It must have the format:
person1 person2 person3 person4
There are some pre-defined aliases, like "arch", "lord" or "Grasslands"
which will be evaluated automatically.
You can set the following options:
- M to toggle displaying using 'more'
- H to toggle showing header when reading a message
- C to toggle Cc:
- O to show your current set options
Leaving the mailreader
To quit reading mail, just type