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Message Marks

VM provides general purpose marks that may be applied to any and all messages within a given folder. Certain VM commands can be subsequently invoked only on those messages that are marked.

To mark the current message, type M M (vm-mark-message). If you give a numeric prefix argument n, the next n-1 messages will be marked as well. A negative prefix argument means mark the previous n-1. An asterisk (`*') will appear to the right of the message numbers of all marked messages in the summary window.

To remove a mark from the current message, use M U (vm-unmark-message). Prefix arguments work as with vm-mark-message.

Use M m to mark all messages in the current folder; M u removes marks from all messages.

Other marking commands:

M C (vm-mark-matching-messages)
Mark all messages matched by a virtual folder selector. See section Virtual Folders.
M c (vm-unmark-matching-messages)
Unmark all messages matched by a virtual folder selector.
M T (vm-mark-thread-subtree)
Mark all messages in the thread tree rooted at current message. See section Threading.
M t (vm-unmark-thread-subtree)
Unmark all messages in the thread tree rooted at current message.
M S (vm-mark-same-subject)
Mark messages with the same subject as the current message.
M s (vm-unmark-same-subject)
Unmark messages with the same subject as the current message.
M A (vm-mark-same-author)
Mark messages with the same author as the current message.
M a (vm-unmark-same-author)
Unmark messages with the same author as the current message.

To apply a VM command to all marked messages you must prefix it with the key sequence M N (vm-next-command-uses-marks). The next VM command will apply to all marked messages, provided the command can be applied to such messages in a meaningful and useful way.


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