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GIT-IMAP-SEND(1)                                 Git Manual                                 GIT-IMAP-SEND(1)

       git-imap-send - Send a collection of patches from stdin to an IMAP folder

       git imap-send

       This command uploads a mailbox generated with git format-patch into an IMAP drafts folder. This
       allows patches to be sent as other email is when using mail clients that cannot read mailbox files
       directly. The command also works with any general mailbox in which emails have the fields "From",
       "Date", and "Subject" in that order.

       Typical usage is something like:

       git format-patch --signoff --stdout --attach origin | git imap-send

       To use the tool, imap.folder and either imap.tunnel or must be set to appropriate values.

           The folder to drop the mails into, which is typically the Drafts folder. For example:
           "INBOX.Drafts", "INBOX/Drafts" or "[Gmail]/Drafts". Required to use imap-send.

           Command used to setup a tunnel to the IMAP server through which commands will be piped instead of
           using a direct network connection to the server. Required when is not set to use
           A URL identifying the server. Use a imap:// prefix for non-secure connections and a imaps://
           prefix for secure connections. Ignored when imap.tunnel is set, but required to use imap-send

           The username to use when logging in to the server.

           The password to use when logging in to the server.

           An integer port number to connect to on the server. Defaults to 143 for imap:// hosts and 993 for
           imaps:// hosts. Ignored when imap.tunnel is set.

           A boolean to enable/disable verification of the server certificate used by the SSL/TLS
           connection. Default is true. Ignored when imap.tunnel is set.

           A boolean to enable/disable the use of html encoding when sending a patch. An html encoded patch
           will be bracketed with <pre> and have a content type of text/html. Ironically, enabling this
           option causes Thunderbird to send the patch as a plain/text, format=fixed email. Default is

           Specify authenticate method for authentication with IMAP server. Current supported method is
           CRAM-MD5 only.

       Using tunnel mode:

               folder = "INBOX.Drafts"
               tunnel = "ssh -q -C /usr/bin/imapd ./Maildir 2> /dev/null"

       Using direct mode:

               folder = "INBOX.Drafts"
               host = imap://
               user = bob
               pass = p4ssw0rd

       Using direct mode with SSL:

               folder = "INBOX.Drafts"
               host = imaps://
               user = bob
               pass = p4ssw0rd
               port = 123
               sslverify = false

       To submit patches using GMail's IMAP interface, first, edit your ~/.gitconfig to specify your account

                   folder = "[Gmail]/Drafts"
                   host = imaps://
                   user =
                   port = 993
                   sslverify = false

       You might need to instead use: folder = "[Google Mail]/Drafts" if you get an error that the "Folder
       doesn't exist".

       Once the commits are ready to be sent, run the following command:

           $ git format-patch --cover-letter -M --stdout origin/master | git imap-send

       Just make sure to disable line wrapping in the email client (GMail's web interface will wrap lines no
       matter what, so you need to use a real IMAP client).

       It is still your responsibility to make sure that the email message sent by your email program meets
       the standards of your project. Many projects do not like patches to be attached. Some mail agents
       will transform patches (e.g. wrap lines, send them as format=flowed) in ways that make them fail. You
       will get angry flames ridiculing you if you don't check this.

       Thunderbird in particular is known to be problematic. Thunderbird users may wish to visit this web
       page for more information:

       git-format-patch(1), git-send-email(1), mbox(5)

       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 1.8.3                                        05/24/2013                                 GIT-IMAP-SEND(1)

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