When sending mail, you can simply type in any valid address on the To or cc lines. Common examples are shown here. You can send to more than one address by putting commas between the addresses, as shown on the last line here.
jb51 jpbus@cuvmb email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com jb51, jpbus@cuvmb, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
You can type a question mark at the To or cc prompts to see a list of possible forms of address.
MM>send To: ? confirm with carriage return or "*" to send to a file or "@" to obtain addresses from a file or mail alias or "." to send to yourself or quoted string or <mailbox> or network address To:
The following describes each of the options:
MM will create an fcc field and put the filename in it. It is slightly preferable to create the field yourself; one way is with the fcc command at the S> prompt, as shown in the second example.
MM>send To: jb51, *mymail
MM>send To: @friends
MM>send To: jb51, .
MM tries to detect invalid formats in addresses, to save you trouble. As soon as you finish typing each address (meaning, usually, typing a comma or the return key), MM parses the address, and if it fails the test MM puts up a message like ?invalid mail recipient. If you simply typed it wrong, retype it; or send mail to postmaster to ask about the address format. To force the address to be used, put it in " quotes and MM will not check it.
Errors that come from files (your mailing lists) and from messages being replied to are reported by the message Invalid address and a prompt asking Use anyway?. By choosing y, you can force the address to be used. The prompt is caused by the variable use-invalid-address at its normal setting of ask, which is recommended, so that you know when there is a problem. The variable does not affect what happens when you type the address yourself.