Read mail, or send mail to other
For a summary of commands, type
? in command mode (e.g., when
reading mail) or
~? in input mode (e.g., when sending mail).
The start-up file .mailrc in the user's home directory is useful
for setting display variables and for defining alias lists.
Test for the existence of mail without printing it. Exit status is 0 if mail exists; otherwise 1.
Read mail in alternate
file (default is mbox).
Store message in a file named after the first recipient.
Stop trying to send after making
n network connections, or "hops"
(useful for avoiding infinite loops).
Print mail headers only.
Ignore interrupts (useful on modems); same as ignore environment variable.
Use with -f when displaying saved news articles; newsgroup and article-ID headers are included.
Do not read the startup mailx.rc file.
Don't print mail headers.
Specify a return
address for mail you send.
sub in the subject header field.
Record message IDs and article IDs (of news articles)
Convert uucp-type addresses to Internet format.
Print version number of mailx and exit.