MHE()MHE()NAMEmhe - Display interface to Rand Mail Handler
MHE is a program that provides an Emacs-based display-oriented front
end to the Rand Mail Handler. By Emacs-based we mean that it is actu‐
ally implemented as an extensive macro package in Emacs, thereby pro‐
viding access to full Emacs at all points. By display-oriented, we mean
that it provides windows on mail messages and headers so that you can
edit your mail directory as if it were a file.
To get started using MHE without being an expert at MH, just type
``mhe'' to the shell. It will start up Emacs, load the macro package,
tell you how to initialize things if you have not already done so, and
then (assuming things are initialized properly) load your inbox headers
into its current window in a buffer named ``+inbox''. You can then type
various 1-character commands to do mail operations. The ``?'' command
asks for help.
If you want to use the Emacs that is inside MHE, just visit a file with
C-X C-V, in the normal way. If you want to return to the MHE code, just
make the buffer ``+inbox'' visible again; the key bindings are buffer-
local, and will magically return to their mail-reading meanings.
mh (1) - the Rand Mail Handler
Brian K. Reid
There is a fundamental design bug in the Unix kernel that prevents more
than one Emacs process from being able to run at a time. MHE is imple‐
mented in Emacs. This means that you cannot have a mail-reading job and
an editing job active simultaneously. However, since you have access to
all of Emacs while inside MHE, this is not a serious problem.