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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 message that are marked.

To mark the current message, type C-c C-@ (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 C-c SPC (vm-unmark-message. Prefix arguments work as with vm-mark-message.

Use C-c C-a to mark all message in the current folder; C-c a removes marks from all messages.

To apply a VM command to all marked message you must prefix it with the key sequence C-c RET (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. The current commands that can be applied to marked message are: vm-delete-message, vm-discard-cached-data, vm-followup, vm-followup-include-text, vm-reply, vm-reply-include-text, vm-save-message, vm-save-message-sans-headers, vm-send-digest, vm-undelete-message, and vm-unread-message.

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