R starts a reply, F forwards, and N opens the next message: Elm (from electronic mail) was one of the first popular email programs in the 1980s that came with their own interface and keyboard commands.
Today, we move mouses and tap screens, of course, but keyboard shortcuts are still wildly productive. In Windows Live Hotmail, you can have R, F and N command what they did in Elm by choosing Gmail shortcuts, for example, or have it behave more like Yahoo! Mail:
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