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authorWesley J. Landaker <>2009-07-31 17:45:00 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-07-31 18:22:50 (GMT)
commit2da846e70945a55b2b3378f4aa5fadcc404f0f01 (patch)
treeb196bb4c0198b2b7186a7d8f960a78ad2522917d /Documentation/git-send-email.txt
parenta4782b3d6e298488d2265b6a24cab5aab876f37e (diff)
Documentation: git-send-email: correct statement about standard ports
The current documentation states that servers typically listen on port 465 and calls this "ssmtp". While it's true that many mail servers use port 465 for SSL smtp, this is non-standard, and hails from the days before smtp and submission TLS support, that arrived in RFC2487 and RFC3207. Port 465 is actually assigned by IANA for unrelated purposes, and is mostly still used by mail servers today only to support Outlook Express. In any case, this patch helps the documentation better reflect both standards and reality, while still helpfully mentioning ports numbers that a user may wish to specify. Signed-off-by: Wesley J. Landaker <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -142,8 +142,9 @@ user is prompted for a password while the input is masked for privacy.
Specifies a port different from the default port (SMTP
- servers typically listen to smtp port 25 and ssmtp port
- 465); symbolic port names (e.g. "submission" instead of 587)
+ servers typically listen to smtp port 25, but may also listen to
+ submission port 587, or the common SSL smtp port 465);
+ symbolic port names (e.g. "submission" instead of 587)
are also accepted. The port can also be set with the
'sendemail.smtpserverport' configuration variable.