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@@ -131,6 +131,16 @@ Note that no attempts whatsoever are made to validate the encoding.
Specify encoding of compose message. Default is the value of the
'sendemail.composeencoding'; if that is unspecified, UTF-8 is assumed.
+ Specify the transfer encoding to be used to send the message over SMTP.
+ 7bit will fail upon encountering a non-ASCII message. quoted-printable
+ can be useful when the repository contains files that contain carriage
+ returns, but makes the raw patch email file (as saved from a MUA) much
+ harder to inspect manually. base64 is even more fool proof, but also
+ even more opaque. Default is the value of the 'sendemail.transferEncoding'
+ configuration value; if that is unspecified, git will use 8bit and not
+ add a Content-Transfer-Encoding header.