*Conan The Librarian
Copies a message to another folder without deleting it from the
current folder. If the specified folder does not exist, it is
If you want to copy a message to a sequential file (outside of
Mail) instead of to a mail file, use the EXTRACT command.
If you decide (after entering the COPY command, pressing Return,
and supplying a folder name at the prompt, but before pressing
Return again) that you do not want to copy the message, press
Ctrl/C. Ctrl/C aborts the operation and keeps you within Mail.
COPY foldername [file-spec]
Indicates the name of the folder to which the message is to be
copied. If the specified folder does not exist (and you have
not entered the qualifier /NOCONFIRM), Mail asks if you want to
create it. If you respond with Y, Mail creates the new folder. If
you specify /NOCONFIRM, Mail creates the folder and displays the
message: %MAIL-I-NEWFOLDER, folder foldername created
A folder name can be 1 to 39 characters in length. Valid
characters for folder names are alphanumeric characters, dollar
signs ($), and underscores (_). If your folder name contains
lowercase letters, spaces, or special characters, the folder name
must be enclosed in quotation marks (" ").
Indicates the name of the mail file to which the message is
copied. If the specified mail file does not exist, Mail creates
it. If you do not specify the /NOCONFIRM qualifier, Mail
asks if you want to create the file, but creates the folder
automatically. If you omit the file name, Mail copies the message
to the specified folder in the current file.
2.1 - /ALL
Indicates that all of the currently selected messages are to
be copied to another folder, file, or both. Select a folder
by entering the SELECT command followed by the name of the
folder. See the SELECT command for more information. If the /ALL
qualifier is omitted, only the current message is copied.
2.2 - /CONFIRM
Determines whether Mail prompts you to create a new folder or
file. The default qualifier is /CONFIRM.
This example shows how to put a copy of a mail message into
another folder (MEMOS) in the default mail file. If folder
MEMOS does not exist, you receive the following message:
Folder MEMOS does not exist.
Do you want to create it (Y/N, default is N)? Y
%MAIL-I-NEWFOLDER, folder MEMOS created.