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

          git imap-send [-v] [-q] [--[no-]curl]

          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

          -v, --verbose
              Be verbose.

          -q, --quiet
              Be quiet.

              Use libcurl to communicate with the IMAP server, unless
              tunneling into it. Ignored if Git was built without the
              USE_CURL_FOR_IMAP_SEND option set.

              Talk to the IMAP server using gitcqs own IMAP routines
              instead of using libcurl. Ignored if Git was built with
              the NO_OPENSSL option set.

          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.

              Command used to setup a tunnel to the IMAP server
              through which commands will be piped instead of using a

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              direct network connection to the server. Required when
     is not set.

              A URL identifying the server. Use an imap:// prefix for
              non-secure connections and an imaps:// prefix for secure
              connections. Ignored when imap.tunnel is set, but
              required otherwise.

              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 false.

              Specify authenticate method for authentication with IMAP
              server. If Git was built with the NO_CURL option, or if
              your curl version is older than 7.34.0, or if youcqre
              running git-imap-send with the --no-curl option, the
              only supported method is CRAM-MD5. If this is not set
              then git imap-send uses the basic IMAP plaintext LOGIN

          Using tunnel mode:

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

          Using direct mode:


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                  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


              You may want to use sslVerify=false while
              troubleshooting, if you suspect that the reason you are
              having trouble connecting is because the certificate you
              use at the private server you are trying to
              set up (or have set up) may not be verified correctly.

          Using Gmailcqs IMAP interface:

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


              You might need to instead use: folder = "[Google
              Mail]/Drafts" if you get an error that the "Folder
              doesncqt exist".


              If your Gmail account is set to another language than
              English, the name of the "Drafts" folder will be

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

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

          Just make sure to disable line wrapping in the email client

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          (Gmailcqs 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 doncqt
          check this.

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

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

          Part of the git(1) suite

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