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


   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.

       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 a imap:// prefix for non-secure
       connections and a 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


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

               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

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