To forward a message, use the f (
mh-forward) command. You
are prompted for the ‘To:’ and ‘cc:’ recipients. You are
given a draft to edit that looks like it would if you had run the MH
command forw1. You can then add some text (see Editing Drafts).
You can forward several messages by using a range (see Ranges).
All of the messages in the range are inserted into your draft. The
mh-forward-hook is called on the draft.
By default, the option
mh-compose-forward-as-mime-flag is on
which means that the forwarded messages are included as attachments.
These are inline attachments so the forwarded message should appear in
the body of your recipient's mail program. If you would prefer to
forward your messages verbatim (as text, inline), then turn off this
option. Forwarding messages verbatim works well for short, textual
messages, but your recipient won't be able to view any non-textual
attachments that were in the forwarded message. Be aware that if you
have ‘forw: -mime’ in your MH profile, then forwarded messages
will always be included as attachments regardless of the settings of
The format of the ‘Subject:’ header field for forwarded messages
is controlled by the option
option is a string which includes two escapes (‘%s’). The first
‘%s’ is replaced with the sender of the original message, and the
second one is replaced with the original ‘Subject:’. The default
"%s: %s" takes a message with the header:
To: Bill Wohler <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Re: 49er football From: Greg DesBrisay <email@example.com>
and creates a subject header field of:
Subject: Greg DesBrisay: Re: 49er football