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5. Funny marks

Here are described marks in Summary mode. Mark is displayed right side of message number as follows:

    1D 07/17 Itojun         v6: items to be no in6_pcbnotify() doesn't
    2o 07/18 Utashiro       Re: behavior after I'm afraid that mark-ring
    38 07/19 Nom-sun        refile info.       Sorry for my late respon

There are four marks at present.

The mark to delete.
The mark to refile, that is, to move a message to another folder.
The mark to process messages at the same time.
The mark to review.

They are explained step by step.

5.1 Delete `D'  
5.2 Refile `o'  
5.3 Multiple `@'  
5.4 Review `*'  
5.5 Deleting marks  
5.6 Mark strength  

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5.1 Delete `D'

If you want to delete a message, type `d' in Summary mode to put the `D' mark on it. Take it easy. Since putting the `D' mark causes nothing, mistakes are not fatal. By default, typing `x' moves messages marked with `D' to the +trash folder.

To delete messages in the +trash folder really, there are two methods by default.

  1. Type `D' in Summary mode.
  2. Put the `D' mark in the +trash folder then type `x'.

So far, the word "by default" was repeated. This means that `mew-msg-rm-policy' is set to `'trashonly'. You can set one of the following values to `mew-msg-rm-policy'. Each explanation is about action when `x' is pressed.

Refile to the +trash folder if not in the +trash folder. Just umark the 'D' mark if in the +trash folder.
Really remove messages marked with 'D' always anyway.
Really remove messages marked with 'D' if in the +trash folder. In other fonders, refile to the +trash folder.
Really remove messages marked with 'D' if in a folder found in `mew-msg-rm-folder-list'. In other folders, refile to the +trash folder.
`other values'
Considered as 'trashonly.

Customize the action of `x' as you like.

It is convenient if you can change the `*' mark to the `D' mark since you can put many the `D' marks at once. To achieve this, use `md'.

The following is a summary regarding with the `D' mark.

Put the `D' mark.
Process messages marked with `D' according to `mew-msg-rm-policy'.
Change all `*' mark to the `D' mark.

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5.2 Refile `o'

To refile a message, type `o' and input a folder name, then `o' is put. A folder is guessed neatly, so most time what you should to is just type `RET'. For more information, refer to See section 6. Happy refiling.

If you type `o' on a message marked with `o', the refile folder is shown. When typing `x', messages marked with `o' are actually refiled.

A summary about the `o' mark is here.

Put the `o' mark.
Refile messages marked with `o'
Change all `*' marks to the `o' mark to be refiled.

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5.3 Multiple `@'

To process multiple messages, put the `@' mark. Here is a summary concerned with the `@' mark.

Put the `@' mark.
Prepare a draft to forward multiple messages marked with `@' in MIME format.
Apply unshar on messages marked with `@'.
Apply "uudecode" on messages marked with `@'.
De-capsulate messages embedded in the messages marked with `@'.
A large message is occasionally fragmented into multiple messages whose Content-Type: is Message/Partial. This command produces the original message from Message/Partial messages marked with `@'.

For `M-s' and `M-t', messages marked with `@' are supposed to be in order(numbers can be discrete). If out of order, sorting with `S' would help.

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5.4 Review `*'

Please put the `*' mark onto messages that you want to review later. `?' also put the `*' mark onto matched messages(for more information, refer to See section 7. How to select message which you want). Use `N' and `P' to walk around messages marked with `*'.

Here is a summary for `*' commands.

Put the `*' mark.
Jump to the message marked with `*' below and display it.
Jump to the message marked with `*' above and display it.
Put the `*' mark to all unmarked messages.
Put the `*' mark to all matching messages with inputed regular expression.
Change `*' marks to `D' mark. It is useful to delete messages selected by `?'.
Change the `*' marks to the `o' mark. It is useful to refile messages selected by `?'.

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5.5 Deleting marks

Refiling and deleting is not processed unless you type `x'. So, if you press `u' to unmark before you type `x', messages do not disappear accidentally.

Here is a summary for unmark commands.

Cancel the mark on this message.
Cancel all marks according to what you input.

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5.6 Mark strength

Marks are classified into two categories, "strong mark" and "weak mark". The same level mark can be overwritten. A strong mark can overwrite a weak mark.

When you put a mark, the following action is taken.

Strong marks :: `o' and `D'
If marks an unmarked message, display the next message. If overwrites, stay the current line.
Weak marks :: `*' and `@'
Stay the current line always.

Refer to See section 9.1 Beginner course to know which direction the cursor moves after putting a strong mark.

You can exchange marks as follows:

`*' -> `@' :: It is useful when you pick messages by `?' then pass them to "uumerge" with `M-t'.
`@' -> `*'
`@' <-> `*'
`*' -> `D' :: It is useful when you put `D' marks to messages picked by `?'.
`*' -> `o' :: It is useful when you put `o' marks to messages picked by `?'.

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