.\" @(#)$Id: mhook.rf,v 1.15 1992/10/29 22:03:44 jromine Exp $
mhook, rcvdist, rcvpack, rcvtty  \- MH receive-mail hooks
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A receive\-mail hook is a program that is run whenever you receive a
mail message.
You do \fBNOT\fR invoke the hook yourself,
rather the hook is invoked on your behalf by your
system's Message Transport Agent.  See \fIslocal\fP\0(1)
for details on how to activate receive\-mail hooks on your system.

Four programs are currently available as part of \fIMH\fP,
\fIrcvdist\fR (redistribute incoming messages to additional recipients),
\fIrcvpack\fR (save incoming messages in a \fIpackf\fR'd file),
and \fIrcvtty\fR (notify user of incoming messages).
The fourth program,
\fIrcvstore\fR\0(1) is described separately.
They all reside in the \fI@(MHETCPATH)/\fR directory.

The \fIrcvdist\fR program will resend a copy of the message to all of the
addresses listed on its command line.
It uses the format string facility described in \fImh\-format\fR\0(5).

The \fIrcvpack\fR program will append a copy of the message to the file listed
on its command line.
Its use is obsoleted by the \*(lqfile\*(rq action of \fIslocal\fR.

The \fIrcvtty\fR program executes the named file with the message as its
standard input,
and writes the resulting output 
on your terminal.

If no file is specified, or is bogus, etc.,
then \fIrcvtty\fR will instead write a one\-line scan listing.
Either the `\-form\ formatfile' or `\-format\ string' option may be used 
to override the default output format (see \fImh\-format\fP\0(5)).
A newline is output before the 
message output, and the terminal bell is rung
after the output.  The `\-nonewline' and `\-nobell' options
will inhibit these functions.

In addition to the standard \fImh\-format\fR\0(5) escapes,
\fIrcvtty\fR also recognizes the following additional \fIcomponent\fR escapes:
.sp 1
.ne 5
.ta \w'Dtimenow  'u +\w'Returns  'u
\fIEscape\fR	\fIReturns\fR	\fIDescription\fR
body	string	the (compressed) first part of the body
dtimenow	date	the current date
folder	string	the name of the current folder

Normally, \fIrcvtty\fP obeys
write permission as granted by \fImesg\fP\0(1).
With the `\-biff' option, \fIrcvtty\fP will obey the notification
status set by \fIbiff\fP\0(1) instead.
If the terminal access daemon (TTYD) is available on your system,
then \fIrcvtty\fR will give its output to the daemon for output
instead of writing on the user's terminal.
^@(MHETCPATH)/mtstailor~^tailor file
^$HOME/\&.maildelivery~^The file controlling local delivery
^@(MHETCPATH)/maildelivery~^Rather than the standard file
rcvstore (1), mh\-format(5), slocal(1)
Only two return codes are meaningful, others should be.