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Deleting Messages

In VM, messages are flagged for deletion, and then are subsequently expunged or removed from the folder. The messages are not removed from the on-disk copy of the folder until the folder is saved.

d (vm-delete-message)
Flags the current message for deletion. A prefix argument n causes the current message and the next n-1 messages to be flagged. A negative n causes the current message and the previous n-1 messages to be flagged.
u (vm-undelete-message)
Removes the deletion flag from the current message. A prefix argument n causes the current message and the next n-1 messages to be undeleted. A negative n causes the current message and the previous n-1 messages to be undeleted.
k (vm-kill-subject)
Flags all messages with the same subject as the current message (ignoring "Re:") for deletion.
### (vm-expunge-folder)
Does the actual removal of messages flagged for deletion in the current folder.

Setting the variable vm-move-after-deleting non-nil causes VM to move past the messages after flagging them for deletion. Setting vm-move-after-undeleting non-nil causes similar movement after undeletes. Setting vm-move-after-killing non-nil causes VM to move after killing messages with vm-kill-subject. Note that the movement is done by calling vm-next-message which means that the value of vm-circular-folders applies to the post-command motion as for a motion command, not as for a non-motion command.


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