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diff --git a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
index ff4aeff..66bf3b2 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-send-email.txt
@@ -19,6 +19,19 @@ The header of the email is configurable by command line options. If not
specified on the command line, the user will be prompted with a ReadLine
enabled interface to provide the necessary information.
+There are two formats accepted for patch files:
+1. mbox format files
+This is what linkgit:git-format-patch[1] generates. Most headers and MIME
+formatting are ignored.
+2. The original format used by Greg Kroah-Hartman's ''
+This format expects the first line of the file to contain the "Cc:" value
+and the "Subject:" of the message as the second line.