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I am trying to test the mail connectivity on a recently installed Ubuntu 9.04 box. I ran apt-get mailutils to get the mail command, which installed fine; however... when I am writing a message, I cannot seem to get out of compose mode. I try C-D on a line.... nothing. I tried "." on a line by itself... nothing still

How do I get out of compose mode?
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There are several commands allowing you to quit the compose mode.

Typing the end-of-file character (C-D) on a line alone finishes compose mode and sends the message to its destination. The C-D character looses its special meaning if ignoreeof mail variable is set.

If mail variable dot is set, typing dot (.) on a line alone achieves the same effect as C-D above.

Finally, using ~. escape always quits compose mode and sends out the composed message.

To abort composing of a message without sending it, type interrupt character (by default, C-C) twice. This behavior is disabled when mail variable ignore is set. In this case, you can use ~x escape to achieve the same effect.
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by:ai_ja_nai
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Uhm, the bad symbols are supposed to be a char similar to '
Sorry for that
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by:DrDamnit
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That is the exact excerpt I read from gnu.org. However, when I type it, it doesn't work. Am I supposed to include the single quote or something?

What should the line actullay LOOK like?
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while holding Ctrl button, press c and d button
does something happen?
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