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

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

SYNOPSIS
       git imap-send

DESCRIPTION
       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

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

   Variables
       imap.folder
	   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.

       imap.tunnel
	   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 imap.host is
	   not set to use imap-send.

       imap.host
	   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 otherwise.

       imap.user
	   The username to use when logging in to the server.

       imap.pass
	   The password to use when logging in to the server.

       imap.port
	   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.

       imap.sslverify
	   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.

       imap.preformattedHTML
	   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.

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

   Examples
       Using tunnel mode:

	   [imap]
	       folder = "INBOX.Drafts"
	       tunnel = "ssh -q -C user@example.com /usr/bin/imapd ./Maildir 2> /dev/null"

       Using direct mode:

	   [imap]
	       folder = "INBOX.Drafts"
	       host = imap://imap.example.com
	       user = bob
	       pass = p4ssw0rd

       Using direct mode with SSL:

	   [imap]
	       folder = "INBOX.Drafts"
	       host = imaps://imap.example.com
	       user = bob
	       pass = p4ssw0rd
	       port = 123
	       sslverify = false

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

	   [imap]
		   folder = "[Gmail]/Drafts"
		   host = imaps://imap.gmail.com
		   user = user@gmail.com
		   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).

CAUTION
       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:
       http://kb.mozillazine.org/Plain_text_e-mail_-_Thunderbird#Completely_plain_email

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

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

Git 1.8.5.3				    01/14/2014				 GIT-IMAP-SEND(1)
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