Bouncing and forwarding let you send an existing message to recipients that you specify. Bouncing a message uses the sendmail command to send a copy to alternative addresses as if they were the message's original recipients. Forwarding a message, on the other hand, allows you to modify the message before it is resent (for example, by adding your own comments).
The following keys are bound by default:
f forward forward message b bounce bounce (remail) message
Forwarding can be done by including the original message in the new message's body (surrounded by indicating lines) or including it as a MIME attachment, depending on the value of the $mime_forward variable. Decoding of attachments, like in the pager, can be controlled by the $forward_decode and $mime_forward_decode variables, respectively. The desired forwarding format may depend on the content, therefore $mime_forward is a quadoption which, for example, can be set to ``ask-no''.
The inclusion of headers is controlled by the current setting of the $weed variable, unless mime_forward is set.
Editing the message to forward follows the same procedure as sending or replying to a message does.