You can resend mail you receive to someone else, if appropriate. You can add a comment on the message.
It is extremely easy to share electronic documents. You can take a message that you received from someone and easily, quickly send it to another person. Before doing so, stop and think about it. Do not remail without asking the original sender, unless it is very clear that the message is to be shared. Do not annoy other people by remailing junk mail like chain letters.
Use the forward command to send a copy of a received message to someone else. You can add a comment that will appear before the message. You are considered to be the sender of the forwarded message, so replies to it will come to you (see the remail command below).
MM>forward 73 To: fisc Message (End with CTRL/D or ESC Use CTRL/B to insert a file, CTRL/E to enter editor, CTRL/F to run text through a filter, CTRL/K to redisplay message, CTRL/L to clear screen and redisplay, CTRL/N to abort, CTRL/P to run a program and insert output.): You can come to this meeting too if you like. [escape] S>display From: Fuat Baran <email@example.com> To: fisc Subject: [Joseph Brennan <firstname.lastname@example.org>: Meeting on Sept 21] You can come to this meeting too if you like. --------------- Return-Path: <jb51> Received: by cunixf.cc.columbia.edu (5.59/FCB) id AA01344; Monday, 7 Sep 92 10:50:29 EDT Date: Monday, 7 Sep 92 10:50:28 EDT From: Joe Brennan <email@example.com> To: fb2 Cc: mm33, hk12 Subject: Meeting on Sept 21 Message-Id: <CMM.firstname.lastname@example.org> Let's meet on Sept 21 at 2:00 to go over plans for this semester. Joe S>
At the MM> prompt, type forward and a message sequence. If you specify more than one message, they will be mailed as one combined message, starting with the comment from you and a list of messages. You will be prompted for a To field, and then for the message. The message from you is optional; you can press the escape key at the Message... prompt without typing anything.
At the R> prompt, type forward and the address. You will be prompted for the message, which is optional. If you omit the address on the line with forward, you will be prompted for an address after you give the send command.
To edit the forwarded message, use the edit command at the S> prompt to bring the entire message into Emacs. Remove sections that are irrelevant or that the sender would not want shared.
The remail command also sends a copy of a received message to someone else. It differs from forward in that you cannot add anything to the message, and the original sender is still considered the sender, so replies go to the original sender. Use remail when the message is really for someone else, instead of you or in addition to you.
MM>remail 73 To: fisc fisc... Queued MM>
At the MM> prompt, type remail and a message sequence. If you specify more than one message, each message will be mailed as a separate piece. You will be prompted for a To field, and then the message is remailed immediately. You have no chance to edit it.
At the R> prompt, type remail and the address. If you omit the address on the line with remail, you will be prompted for it.
The message sent by remail will retain the original content in the header fields, including From and Subject fields. Three new fields will appear, Resent-To, Resent-Date, and Resent-From. They show, respectively, the address you remailed to, the date you remailed, and your address.
REPLY INCLUDING AS AN ALTERNATIVE
You can use the reply including command as a way of remailing. Just change the addresses in the To and cc fields to the right people, using commands at the S> prompt. The reason to do this would be to get the indent markings on the included lines, if you want to use Emacs to trim and comment on the original text.