Try ":wq" to quit from vi and write the file, and then the default to send
the mail is "y".
If you want, you can also add the following into your .muttrc to use your
or whatever your preferred editor maybe.
On Tue, Feb 13, 2001 at 06:33:57PM +0000, Mark Page wrote:
> A bit of advice please.
>> I can run Mutt and read my mail no problem. Composing and sending is
> causing me grief.
>> I've read the man pages but to no avail. When I go to compose a fresh
> e-mail I'm presented with first the 'to' field followed by the 'subject
> field'. So far no problem. I then get presented with what I presume is a
> text editor - vi? am I right? The first couple of key clicks do nothing
> but then I can type away. I cannot however work out how to tell Mutt
> that I've finished typing the message and want to send. I keep seeing
> messages like 'this is not a vi command'.
>> All of the above may have an obvious solution but I can't work it out.
> Any help much appreciated
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