Enabling mail options

These mailbox subcommands are most commonly used to alter the characteristics of a mail session.

Item Description
set Enables mail options.
source Enables mail options that are stored in a file. When reading mail, you can issue this subcommand at the mailbox prompt:
source PathName 

where PathName is the path and file containing the mail commands. Commands in this file override the previous settings of any similar commands for the duration of the current session. You can also alter the characteristics of the current mail session by typing commands at the mailbox prompt.

You can set these options while in the mailbox or by making entries in the .mailrc file.