When you're done with messages, you might want to remove them to save disk space and cut down clutter. xmh uses two steps to remove messages. First, you mark the messages you want to delete. Then, you tell xmh to delete them.
For example, delete a message or two that you sent yourself. You can do this with or without accelerators:
If you're sure that you want to delete the messages you marked, use Commit Changes on the Table of Contents menu. If you change your mind, select the message(s) you've decided not to delete and use the UnMark command on the Message menu.
To mark other message(s) for deletion, use the mouse to select them in the Table of Contents. When you press META-D, they'll be marked for deletion. Next, to actually delete the marked messages (to commit the changes in the Table of Contents), use the accelerator META-SHIFT-C. If you want to unmark one or more messages, select the message(s) in the Table of Contents with your mouse. Use META-U to unmark the messages.
This file is from the third edition of the book MH & xmh: Email for Users & Programmers, ISBN 1-56592-093-7, by Jerry Peek. It is freely available; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. For more information, see COPYING.
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