[Alpine-info] Option to allow Resending a mail
alpine at dstoecker.de
Sat May 24 02:20:23 PDT 2008
On Fri, 23 May 2008, Chris Shelton wrote:
>> sometimes it is necessary to resend a mail previously sent.
>> I would like to have an option in alpine to do so.
>> Currently the only options is to use forwarding, which modifies the To addresses, the Subject and also the text itself.
>> Actually the option I request is to load a message into composer unmodified, like e.q. if I copy the message to postponed-msgs and select compose afterwards.
>> Most cases I use this:
>> - Send a message later to another person also
>> - Resend a message, when no answer was received (usually adding  in subject)
>> - For some automanagement mails (e.g. list management), where retyping all
>> the stuff would not be necessary.
> This sounds like a good case to use the bounce command, available by
> pressing "b" when viewing a message. The basic help within alpine
> describes this as:
> BOUNCE (redirect) message to :
> Enter the address or nickname of the intended recipient. Alpine will resend
> the message, which will retain the original author's From: address.
a) I do not want such headers in the mail.
b) Usually I want to edit the mail:
- add a short note, that mail is resent
- insert e.g. a  in the header
- correct typos I probably made in the first mail
- correct/add things, which maybe have been update in the time inbetween
(I usually resent mails after 5-10 days waiting for an answer)
Actually the request above is for a short command, which allows the same
result, as the "SAVE to postponed and compose" command chain.
When do I resent mostly:
a) e.g. my boss asks to also get the email I sent to xxx.
b) xxx did not answer to the mail for some time, but answer is required
(i.e. mail may have been lost or forgotten)
c) A persion yyy should also get the mail, but I find out about this only
after I composed the mail.
In no case I want to send the message unmodified. Little additions about
the resent status are neraly always necessary.
Anyway thanks for the mentioning the bounce command. I also have use cases
for this, where I used forward command till now.
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