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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 [-v] [-q] [--[no-]curl]

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

OPTIONS
       -v, --verbose
	   Be verbose.

       -q, --quiet
	   Be quiet.

       --curl
	   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.

       --no-curl
	   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
	   set.

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.

       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.

       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 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. 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
	   command.

   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 2.13.2			  06/24/2017		      GIT-IMAP-SEND(1)

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