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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 imap-send


       -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 git's own IMAP routines instead of
           using libcurl. Ignored if Git was built with the NO_OPENSSL option


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

       Everything above this line in this section isn't included from the git-
       config(1) documentation. The content that follows is the same as what's
       found there:

           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 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 you're 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:

               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 Gmail's 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 doesn't exist".


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

       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


       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

       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 2.38.0                         10/02/2022                   git-imap-send(1)

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