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A mail user agent for Emacs.

VM (View Mail) is an Emacs subsystem that allows UNIX mail to be read and disposed of within Emacs. Commands exist to do the normal things expected of a mail user agent, such as generating replies, saving messages to folders, deleting messages and so on. There are other more advanced commands that do tasks like bursting and creating digests, message forwarding, and organizing message presentation according to various criteria. With smtpmail in modern emacsen, you do not need an MTA locally in order to use VM.

This package does not cater to XEmacs, since vm comes (by default) bundled in with XEmacs.

Package version:8.1.0-1


See /usr/share/doc/vm/examples/dot.vm for some options you may well
want to set in ~/.vm - IMO the behaviour without some of these is not

See /usr/share/doc/vm/README.hilit19 for a note about using vm with

The files in /usr/lib/emacs/site-lisp/vm/etc are intended for use with
XEmacs; I left them in so that vm will stand a better chance of
working with Xemacs if someone packages


VM was written by Kyle Jones! Hail Kyle! The last release from Kyle
was 7.19. 

VM's home page up to version 7.19 on the World Wide Web is at and the FAQ is still hosted there.

This VM is based on Robert Widhopf-Fenk's patches against VM 7.19.
The current version is maintained by the 'VM development team'
( consisting of Robert, Ulrich M´┐Żller a


                        Use of VM with hilit19

hilit19 recommends the following lines in your ~/.emacs to use it:-

    (cond (window-system
           (setq hilit-mode-enable-list  '(not text-mode)
                 hilit-background-mode   'light
                 hilit-inhibit-hooks     nil
                 hilit-inhibit-rebinding nil)
           (require 'hilit19)

To make it work properl


The files dot.vm, dot.emacs and dot.abbrevs are mine; dot.vm.2 was
contributed by a friend as an alt


Here are some window configuration files to get your started.
There are comments at the top of each 


vm (8.1.0-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream version
  * [20fe869]: Merge branch 'upstream' 


This package was originally debianized by Richard Kettlewell
<>. The current mai

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