To create and send a message to someone else (with login name
login) on your machine, type:
at the shell prompt or
at the mail prompt. Depending on how mail is set up, you may be prompted for a subject:
&m susant Subject: New status report available today?When typing your message, press <Enter> to start new lines. Line editing functions are available when entering text, including <Ctrl>U to delete a line and <Bksp> to back up one character. See ``Editing a message''.
To view the message you are creating (including the header fields) as it will appear when you send it, type ~p at the start of a new line.
When you are ready to send your message, press <Ctrl>D or enter a single dot ``.'' at the start of a new line. You may then be asked who you want the message to be copied to (the ``Cc'' line of a message). Press <Enter> if you do not want the message to be copied to anyone else.