MH & nmh: Email for Users & Programmers

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The book MH & xmh: Email for Users & Programmers, ISBN 1-56592-093-7, written by Jerry Peek, was published by and is copyright © 1991, 1992, 1995 by O'Reilly & Associates, Inc. In June, 1996, ORA made the book freely available under the terms of the GNU General Public License; please read the information about copying and distribution.

This is the fourth updated online edition. It originally came from the book's third print edition. The title is "MH & nmh" instead of "MH & xmh." But the book still covers MH, xmh, exmh and mh-e -- as well as the new version of MH called nmh.

The most up-to-date copy of this book is at If you'll use the book often, check the list of servers... maybe bookmark a second server in case one's down.

I update the online Web version as often as I can -- including minor problems that readers spot. Here's what's new: updates and new features. And some other notes:

This book covers MH, nmh, and several interfaces to them. The Road Map is a good place to start. If you're using frames, you've got an index search box and a listing of the main table of contents. Non-frames users: if your server or system is set up to do it, you can search the index (NOTE: it's an unusual egrep search; here are tips) or see the complete table of contents. The book has five main sections:

Last change $Date: 1999/10/20 21:12:04 $
(Note: Date above is for this file only -- not for the whole book.)

This file first appeared in the updated online edition of the book MH & nmh: Email for Users & Programmers, by Jerry Peek. Copyright © 1997 by Jerry Peek. This file is freely available; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation. For more information, see the file copying.htm.

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