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2.7 Flowed text

The Emacs MIME library will respect the use-hard-newlines variable (see Hard and Soft Newlines) when encoding a message, and the “format=flowed” Content-Type parameter when decoding a message.

On encoding text, regardless of use-hard-newlines, lines terminated by soft newline characters are filled together and wrapped after the column decided by fill-flowed-encode-column. Quotation marks (matching ‘^>* ?’) are respected. The variable controls how the text will look in a client that does not support flowed text, the default is to wrap after 66 characters. If hard newline characters are not present in the buffer, no flow encoding occurs.

You can customize the value of the mml-enable-flowed variable to enable or disable the flowed encoding usage when newline characters are present in the buffer.

On decoding flowed text, lines with soft newline characters are filled together and wrapped after the column decided by fill-flowed-display-column. The default is to wrap after fill-column.

mm-fill-flowed
If non-nil a format=flowed article will be displayed flowed.