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MCOM(1) General Commands Manual MCOM(1)

mcom, mfwd, mbnc, mrep
compose, reply, forward, bounce, send messages

mcom [-header values ...] [recipients ...]

mcom -r [draft]

mrep [-noquote] [-header values ... --] [msg]

mfwd [-r] [-header values ... --] [msgs ...]

mbnc [-header values ... --] [msg]


mcom creates a new draft message and opens it in an editor. After editing, a loop is started where the user can send, re-edit or cancel the message. Use ‘mcom -r’ to resume the editing of a draft; by default, the last modified draft will be edited.

mrep creates the draft such that the message will be a reply to msg (or the current message). Unless -noquote is passed, it will contain the original mail quoted.

mfwd creates the draft with a subject and body appropriate for forwarding the message. By default, messages are forwarded verbatim as MIME ‘message/rfc822’ attachments. Use -r to forward as mshow(1) rendered plain text, using RFC 934 message encapsulation.

mbnc creates the draft from the original msg (or the current message) including headers, and adds a Resent-To header, to which the message will be bounced directly. (See mmsg(7) for the message argument syntax.)

All commands can take optional header flags (which consist of two or more characters) to prefill header fields, e.g. you can use ‘mcom -to merrilyn -cc elea becci -subject 'Party invite'’ to create a draft with the To, Cc and Subject fields already set. The flag -body file can be used to prepopulate the draft for mcom and mrep with the contents of file.

Note that these flags apply to all arguments after them (e.g. ‘mcom -attach *.c’ works), so you need to use ‘--’ when you want to use this feature together with mrep, mfwd, or mbnc.

If the flag -send is passed, the message will be sent directly using the data on the command line, and no editor or edit loop will be run.

Send the message. The MIME version will be used when one has been created.
Cancel sending and quit, after displaying the filename of the saved draft.
Run mmime(1) on the draft, and print the result of mshow -t.
Re-edit the draft.
Delete the draft and quit.
Preview the draft, using mshow(1).

Editor used to compose messages.
Directory containing mblaze configuration files. (Default: $HOME/.mblaze)

Draft messages, kept in current directory. This can be configured in mblaze-profile(5).
Default headers for each message.
${MBLAZE:-$HOME/.mblaze}/signature or ~/.signature
Default signature.

The mcom utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

mmime(1), mblaze-profile(5), mmsg(7)

Leah Neukirchen <>

mcom is in the public domain.

To the extent possible under law, the creator of this work has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.

February 5, 2020 x86_64