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Re: [VM] VM and message-mode

From: Robert Goldman
Subject: Re: [VM] VM and message-mode
Date: Tue, 4 Jun 2013 10:26:52 -0700 (PDT)
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On Tuesday, June 4, 2013 12:43:20 AM UTC-5, Uday S Reddy wrote:
> Robert Goldman writes:
> > I note that the VM manual states that it uses mail-mode, rather than
> > message-mode for composing email.
> Not exactly.  When you use VM, you get to use what you might call
> vm-mail-mode, which is built on top of mail-mode.  To "use" message-mode
> with VM, VM has to be modified to do that, which is on our To-do list but it
> is of low priority at this point.

Thanks.  I didn't fully understand what "use" meant in this context.
> > I'm using Emacs 24, where message mode is the default, which means that a
> > rash keystroke can send me into message-mode, and message mode is better
> > supported than mail-mode.
> What keystroke can send you into message-mode?  You mean, if you run `C-x m'
> before you load VM, you get message-mode?  If that is an issue, you might
> want to bind `C-x m' in your .emacs.

I see that it is even easier than that: I need to customize (or, for an
old-schooler like me), the mail-user-agent variable to be sendmail-user-agent,
instead of the default message-user-agent, and that controls what C-x m does.

Question: should one do something different to get a vm-ified mail mode?  Or
should the VM community offer its own value for mail-user-agent that would be

Thanks for the help!

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