Date: Wed, 23 Oct 1996 09:29:34 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: a taste of mla

This makes it much easier to clean up our communications. I, however,

am still using the basic unix mail command and have only a backspace

key (sometimes not even that for mysterious reasons) with which to correct

the many typing errors I make. If I hit enter and make a new line before

I catch the error, there is no way to correct it.

There may be something odd about your specific system, but it's not

because you're using the basic unix mail command. Unix mail is by far

my favorite mail program. People frequently tell me I'm weird for

preferring it to the alternatives like mush, pine, and elm, but I still

love the plain vanilla mail program. It does everything I want it to

do -- and it certainly allows editing. Specify the editor of your choice

(my choice is vi) in your .mailrc file and enter ~e any time you want

to invoke it.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]