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authorJonathan Nieder <>2011-04-15 02:33:57 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-04-15 20:28:03 (GMT)
commit36c10e6d7543f9f35295df0113b0c250ad421eb4 (patch)
treee9c98f63392bfc550c520c905120a8d2d844d657 /Documentation/git-format-patch.txt
parent967ab8efd7f294c05b57db600c4e548d7c4f8b2f (diff)
Documentation: publicize hints for sending patches with GMail
The hints in SubmittingPatches about stopping GMail from clobbering patches are widely useful both as examples of "git send-email" and "git imap-send" usage. Move the documentation to the appropriate places. While at it, don't encourage storing passwords in config files. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -337,6 +337,20 @@ MUA-SPECIFIC HINTS
Here are some hints on how to successfully submit patches inline using
various mailers.
+GMail does not have any way to turn off line wrapping in the web
+interface, so it will mangle any emails that you send. You can however
+use "git send-email" and send your patches through the GMail SMTP server, or
+use any IMAP email client to connect to the google IMAP server and forward
+the emails through that.
+For hints on using 'git send-email' to send your patches through the
+GMail SMTP server, see the EXAMPLE section of linkgit:git-send-email[1].
+For hints on submission using the IMAP interface, see the EXAMPLE
+section of linkgit:git-imap-send[1].
By default, Thunderbird will both wrap emails as well as flag