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Hooks

VM has many hook variables that allow you to run functions when certain events occur. Here is a list of the hooks and when they are run. (If you don't write Emacs-Lisp programs you can skip this chapter.)

vm-select-new-message-hook
List of hook functions called every time a message with the "new" attribute is made to be the current message. When the hooks are run, the current buffer will be the folder containing the message and the start and end of the message will be bracketed by (point-min) and (point-max).
vm-select-unread-message-hook
List of hook functions called every time a message with the "unread" attribute is made to be the current message. When the hooks are run, the current buffer will be the folder containing the message and the start and end of the message will be bracketed by (point-min) and (point-max).
vm-select-message-hook
List of hook functions called every time a message is made to be the current message. When the hooks are run, the current buffer will be the folder containing the message and the start and end of the message will be bracketed by (point-min) and (point-max).
vm-arrived-message-hook
List of hook functions called once for each message gathered from the system mail spool, or from another folder with vm-get-new-mail, or from a digest with vm-burst-digest. When the hooks are run, the current buffer will be the folder containing the message and the start and end of the message will be bracketed by (point-min) and (point-max).
vm-spooled-mail-waiting-hook
List of functions called when VM first notices mail is spooled for a folder. The folder buffer will be current when the hooks are run.
vm-arrived-messages-hook
List of hook functions called after VM has gathered a group of messages from the system mail spool, or from another folder with vm-get-new-mail, or from a digest with vm-burst-digest. When the hooks are run, the new messages will have already been added to the message list but may not yet appear in the summary. When the hooks are run the current buffer will be the folder containing the messages.
vm-reply-hook
List of hook functions to be run after a Mail mode composition buffer has been created for a reply. VM runs this hook and then runs vm-mail-mode-hook before leaving you in the Mail mode buffer.
vm-forward-message-hook
List of hook functions to be run after a Mail mode composition buffer has been created to forward a message. VM runs this hook and then runs vm-mail-mode-hook before leaving the user in the Mail mode buffer.
vm-resend-bounced-message-hook
List of hook functions to be run after a Mail mode composition buffer has been created to resend a bounced message. VM runs this hook and then runs vm-mail-mode-hook before leaving you in the Mail mode buffer.
vm-resend-message-hook
List of hook functions to be run after a Mail mode composition buffer has been created to resend a message. VM runs this hook and then runs vm-mail-mode-hook before leaving you in the Mail mode buffer.
vm-send-digest-hook
List of hook functions to be run after a Mail mode composition buffer has been created to send a digest. VM runs this hook and then runs m-mail-mode-hook before leaving you in the Mail mode buffer.
vm-mail-hook
List of hook functions to be run after a Mail mode composition buffer has been created to send a non specialized message, i.e. a message that is not a reply, forward, digest, etc. VM runs this hook and then runs vm-mail-mode-hook before leaving you in the Mail mode buffer.
vm-summary-update-hook
List of hook functions called just after VM updates an existing entry in a folder summary buffer.
vm-summary-redo-hook
List of hook functions called just after VM adds or deletes entries from a folder summary buffer.
vm-visit-folder-hook
List of hook functions called just after VM visits a folder. It doesn't matter if the folder buffer already exists, this hook is run each time vm or vm-visit-folder is called interactively. It is not run after vm-mode is called.
vm-retrieved-spooled-mail-hook
List of hook functions called just after VM has retrieved a group of messages from your system mailbox(es). When these hooks are run, the messages have been added to the folder buffer but not the message list or summary. When the hooks are run, the current buffer will be the folder where the messages were incorporated.
vm-edit-message-hook
List of hook functions to be run just before a message is edited. This is the last thing vm-edit-message does before leaving you in the edit buffer.
vm-mail-mode-hook
List of hook functions to be run after a Mail mode composition buffer has been created. This is the last thing VM does before leaving you in the Mail mode buffer.
vm-mode-hook
List of hook functions to run when a buffer enters vm-mode. These hook functions should generally be used to set key bindings and local variables.
vm-mode-hooks
Old name for vm-mode-hook. Supported for backward compatibility. You should use the new name.
vm-summary-mode-hook
List of hook functions to run when a VM summary buffer is created. The current buffer will be that buffer when the hooks are run.
vm-summary-mode-hooks
Old name for vm-summary-mode-hook. Supported for backward compatibility. You should use the new name.
vm-virtual-mode-hook
List of hook functions to run when a VM virtual folder buffer is created. The current buffer will be that buffer when the hooks are run.
vm-presentation-mode-hook
List of hook functions to run when a VM presentation buffer is created. The current buffer will be the new presentation buffer when the hooks are run. Presentation buffers are used to display messages when some type of decoding must be done to the message to make it presentable. E.g. MIME decoding.
vm-quit-hook
List of hook functions to run when you quit VM. This applies to any VM quit command.
vm-summary-pointer-update-hook
List of hook functions to run when the VM summary pointer is updated. When the hooks are run, the current buffer will be the summary buffer.
vm-display-buffer-hook
List of hook functions that are run every time VM wants to display a buffer. When the hooks are run, the current buffer will be the buffer that VM wants to display. The hooks are expected to select a window and VM will display the buffer in that window. If you use display hooks, you should not use VM's builtin window configuration system as the result is likely to be confusing.
vm-undisplay-buffer-hook
List of hook functions that are run every time VM wants to remove a buffer from the display. When the hooks are run, the current buffer will be the buffer that VM wants to disappear. The hooks are expected to do the work of removing the buffer from the display. The hook functions should not kill the buffer. If you use undisplay hooks, you should not use VM's builtin window configuration system as the result is likely to be confusing.
vm-iconify-frame-hook
List of hook functions that are run whenever VM iconifies a frame.
vm-menu-setup-hook
List of hook functions that are run just after all menus are initialized.
vm-mime-display-function
If non-nil, this should name a function to be called inside vm-decode-mime-message to do the MIME display of the current message. The function is called with no arguments, and at the time of the call the current buffer will be the presentation buffer for the folder, which is a temporary buffer that VM uses for the display of MIME messages. A copy of the current message will be in the presentation buffer at that time. The normal work that vm-decode-mime-message would do is not done, because this function is expected to subsume all of it.
vm-mail-send-hook
List of hook functions to call just before sending a message. The hooks are run after confirming that you want to send the message (see vm-confirm-mail-send but before MIME encoding and FCC processing.
mail-yank-hooks
Hooks called after a message is yanked into a mail composition buffer. (This hook is deprecated, you should use mail-citation-hook instead.) The value of this hook is a list of functions to be run. Each hook function can find the newly yanked message between point and mark. Each hook function should return with point and mark around the yanked message. See the documentation for vm-yank-message to see when VM will run these hooks.
mail-citation-hook
Hook for modifying a citation just inserted in the mail buffer. Each hook function can find the citation between (point) and (mark t). And each hook function should leave point and mark around the citation text as modified. If this hook is entirely empty, i.e. nil, a default action is taken instead of no action.


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