What is vm?:
VM (View Mail) is an Emacs subsystem that allows UNIX mail to be read and disposed of within Emacs. To invoke VM simply type `M-x vm'. VM gathers any mail that has arrived in your system mailbox and appends it to a file known as your "primary inbox", and visits that file for reading.
To use vm you need to put these lines in your .emacs file if they aren't there already:
(autoload 'vm "vm" "Start VM on your primary inbox." t) (autoload 'vm-other-frame "vm" "Like `vm' but starts in another frame." t) (autoload 'vm-visit-folder "vm" "Start VM on an arbitrary folder." t) (autoload 'vm-visit-virtual-folder "vm" "Visit a VM virtual folder." t) (autoload 'vm-mode "vm" "Run VM major mode on a buffer" t) (autoload 'vm-mail "vm" "Send a mail message using VM." t) (autoload 'vm-submit-bug-report "vm" "Send a bug report about VM." t)You're now ready to use VM. C-h i should start up the Emacs Info system and if you've installed the Info document properly you can use the online documentation to teach yourself how to use VM.