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.TH "GIT\-SEND\-EMAIL" "1" "11/18/2018" "Git 2\&.20\&.0\&.rc0" "Git Manual"
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.SH "NAME"
git-send-email \- Send a collection of patches as emails
.SH "SYNOPSIS"
.sp
.nf
\fIgit send\-email\fR [<options>] <file|directory|rev\-list options>\&...
\fIgit send\-email\fR \-\-dump\-aliases
.fi
.sp
.SH "DESCRIPTION"
.sp
Takes the patches given on the command line and emails them out\&. Patches can be specified as files, directories (which will send all files in the directory), or directly as a revision list\&. In the last case, any format accepted by \fBgit-format-patch\fR(1) can be passed to git send\-email\&.
.sp
The header of the email is configurable via 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\&.
.sp
There are two formats accepted for patch files:
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04' 1.\h'+01'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP " 1." 4.2
.\}
mbox format files
.sp
This is what
\fBgit-format-patch\fR(1)
generates\&. Most headers and MIME formatting are ignored\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04' 2.\h'+01'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP " 2." 4.2
.\}
The original format used by Greg Kroah\-Hartman\(cqs
\fIsend_lots_of_email\&.pl\fR
script
.sp
This format expects the first line of the file to contain the "Cc:" value and the "Subject:" of the message as the second line\&.
.RE
.SH "OPTIONS"
.SS "Composing"
.PP
\-\-annotate
.RS 4
Review and edit each patch you\(cqre about to send\&. Default is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.annotate\fR\&. See the CONFIGURATION section for
\fBsendemail\&.multiEdit\fR\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-bcc=<address>,\&...
.RS 4
Specify a "Bcc:" value for each email\&. Default is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.bcc\fR\&.
.sp
This option may be specified multiple times\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-cc=<address>,\&...
.RS 4
Specify a starting "Cc:" value for each email\&. Default is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.cc\fR\&.
.sp
This option may be specified multiple times\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-compose
.RS 4
Invoke a text editor (see GIT_EDITOR in
\fBgit-var\fR(1)) to edit an introductory message for the patch series\&.
.sp
When
\fB\-\-compose\fR
is used, git send\-email will use the From, Subject, and In\-Reply\-To headers specified in the message\&. If the body of the message (what you type after the headers and a blank line) only contains blank (or Git: prefixed) lines, the summary won\(cqt be sent, but From, Subject, and In\-Reply\-To headers will be used unless they are removed\&.
.sp
Missing From or In\-Reply\-To headers will be prompted for\&.
.sp
See the CONFIGURATION section for
\fBsendemail\&.multiEdit\fR\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-from=<address>
.RS 4
Specify the sender of the emails\&. If not specified on the command line, the value of the
\fBsendemail\&.from\fR
configuration option is used\&. If neither the command\-line option nor
\fBsendemail\&.from\fR
are set, then the user will be prompted for the value\&. The default for the prompt will be the value of GIT_AUTHOR_IDENT, or GIT_COMMITTER_IDENT if that is not set, as returned by "git var \-l"\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-reply\-to=<address>
.RS 4
Specify the address where replies from recipients should go to\&. Use this if replies to messages should go to another address than what is specified with the \-\-from parameter\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-in\-reply\-to=<identifier>
.RS 4
Make the first mail (or all the mails with
\fB\-\-no\-thread\fR) appear as a reply to the given Message\-Id, which avoids breaking threads to provide a new patch series\&. The second and subsequent emails will be sent as replies according to the
\fB\-\-[no\-]chain\-reply\-to\fR
setting\&.
.sp
So for example when
\fB\-\-thread\fR
and
\fB\-\-no\-chain\-reply\-to\fR
are specified, the second and subsequent patches will be replies to the first one like in the illustration below where
\fB[PATCH v2 0/3]\fR
is in reply to
\fB[PATCH 0/2]\fR:
.sp
.if n \{\
.RS 4
.\}
.nf
[PATCH 0/2] Here is what I did\&.\&.\&.
[PATCH 1/2] Clean up and tests
[PATCH 2/2] Implementation
[PATCH v2 0/3] Here is a reroll
[PATCH v2 1/3] Clean up
[PATCH v2 2/3] New tests
[PATCH v2 3/3] Implementation
.fi
.if n \{\
.RE
.\}
.sp
Only necessary if \-\-compose is also set\&. If \-\-compose is not set, this will be prompted for\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-subject=<string>
.RS 4
Specify the initial subject of the email thread\&. Only necessary if \-\-compose is also set\&. If \-\-compose is not set, this will be prompted for\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-to=<address>,\&...
.RS 4
Specify the primary recipient of the emails generated\&. Generally, this will be the upstream maintainer of the project involved\&. Default is the value of the
\fBsendemail\&.to\fR
configuration value; if that is unspecified, and \-\-to\-cmd is not specified, this will be prompted for\&.
.sp
This option may be specified multiple times\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-8bit\-encoding=<encoding>
.RS 4
When encountering a non\-ASCII message or subject that does not declare its encoding, add headers/quoting to indicate it is encoded in <encoding>\&. Default is the value of the
\fIsendemail\&.assume8bitEncoding\fR; if that is unspecified, this will be prompted for if any non\-ASCII files are encountered\&.
.sp
Note that no attempts whatsoever are made to validate the encoding\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-compose\-encoding=<encoding>
.RS 4
Specify encoding of compose message\&. Default is the value of the
\fIsendemail\&.composeencoding\fR; if that is unspecified, UTF\-8 is assumed\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-transfer\-encoding=(7bit|8bit|quoted\-printable|base64|auto)
.RS 4
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\&. auto will use 8bit when possible, and quoted\-printable otherwise\&.
.sp
Default is the value of the
\fBsendemail\&.transferEncoding\fR
configuration value; if that is unspecified, default to
\fBauto\fR\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-xmailer, \-\-no\-xmailer
.RS 4
Add (or prevent adding) the "X\-Mailer:" header\&. By default, the header is added, but it can be turned off by setting the
\fBsendemail\&.xmailer\fR
configuration variable to
\fBfalse\fR\&.
.RE
.SS "Sending"
.PP
\-\-envelope\-sender=<address>
.RS 4
Specify the envelope sender used to send the emails\&. This is useful if your default address is not the address that is subscribed to a list\&. In order to use the
\fIFrom\fR
address, set the value to "auto"\&. If you use the sendmail binary, you must have suitable privileges for the \-f parameter\&. Default is the value of the
\fBsendemail\&.envelopeSender\fR
configuration variable; if that is unspecified, choosing the envelope sender is left to your MTA\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-smtp\-encryption=<encryption>
.RS 4
Specify the encryption to use, either
\fIssl\fR
or
\fItls\fR\&. Any other value reverts to plain SMTP\&. Default is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.smtpEncryption\fR\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-smtp\-domain=<FQDN>
.RS 4
Specifies the Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) used in the HELO/EHLO command to the SMTP server\&. Some servers require the FQDN to match your IP address\&. If not set, git send\-email attempts to determine your FQDN automatically\&. Default is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.smtpDomain\fR\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-smtp\-auth=<mechanisms>
.RS 4
Whitespace\-separated list of allowed SMTP\-AUTH mechanisms\&. This setting forces using only the listed mechanisms\&. Example:
.sp
.if n \{\
.RS 4
.\}
.nf
$ git send\-email \-\-smtp\-auth="PLAIN LOGIN GSSAPI" \&.\&.\&.
.fi
.if n \{\
.RE
.\}
.sp
If at least one of the specified mechanisms matches the ones advertised by the SMTP server and if it is supported by the utilized SASL library, the mechanism is used for authentication\&. If neither
\fIsendemail\&.smtpAuth\fR
nor
\fB\-\-smtp\-auth\fR
is specified, all mechanisms supported by the SASL library can be used\&. The special value
\fInone\fR
maybe specified to completely disable authentication independently of
\fB\-\-smtp\-user\fR
.RE
.PP
\-\-smtp\-pass[=<password>]
.RS 4
Password for SMTP\-AUTH\&. The argument is optional: If no argument is specified, then the empty string is used as the password\&. Default is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.smtpPass\fR, however
\fB\-\-smtp\-pass\fR
always overrides this value\&.
.sp
Furthermore, passwords need not be specified in configuration files or on the command line\&. If a username has been specified (with
\fB\-\-smtp\-user\fR
or a
\fBsendemail\&.smtpUser\fR), but no password has been specified (with
\fB\-\-smtp\-pass\fR
or
\fBsendemail\&.smtpPass\fR), then a password is obtained using
\fIgit\-credential\fR\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-no\-smtp\-auth
.RS 4
Disable SMTP authentication\&. Short hand for
\fB\-\-smtp\-auth=none\fR
.RE
.PP
\-\-smtp\-server=<host>
.RS 4
If set, specifies the outgoing SMTP server to use (e\&.g\&.
\fBsmtp\&.example\&.com\fR
or a raw IP address)\&. Alternatively it can specify a full pathname of a sendmail\-like program instead; the program must support the
\fB\-i\fR
option\&. Default value can be specified by the
\fBsendemail\&.smtpServer\fR
configuration option; the built\-in default is to search for
\fBsendmail\fR
in
\fB/usr/sbin\fR,
\fB/usr/lib\fR
and $PATH if such program is available, falling back to
\fBlocalhost\fR
otherwise\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-smtp\-server\-port=<port>
.RS 4
Specifies a port different from the default port (SMTP 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
\fBsendemail\&.smtpServerPort\fR
configuration variable\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-smtp\-server\-option=<option>
.RS 4
If set, specifies the outgoing SMTP server option to use\&. Default value can be specified by the
\fBsendemail\&.smtpServerOption\fR
configuration option\&.
.sp
The \-\-smtp\-server\-option option must be repeated for each option you want to pass to the server\&. Likewise, different lines in the configuration files must be used for each option\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-smtp\-ssl
.RS 4
Legacy alias for
\fI\-\-smtp\-encryption ssl\fR\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-smtp\-ssl\-cert\-path
.RS 4
Path to a store of trusted CA certificates for SMTP SSL/TLS certificate validation (either a directory that has been processed by
\fIc_rehash\fR, or a single file containing one or more PEM format certificates concatenated together: see verify(1) \-CAfile and \-CApath for more information on these)\&. Set it to an empty string to disable certificate verification\&. Defaults to the value of the
\fBsendemail\&.smtpsslcertpath\fR
configuration variable, if set, or the backing SSL library\(cqs compiled\-in default otherwise (which should be the best choice on most platforms)\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-smtp\-user=<user>
.RS 4
Username for SMTP\-AUTH\&. Default is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.smtpUser\fR; if a username is not specified (with
\fB\-\-smtp\-user\fR
or
\fBsendemail\&.smtpUser\fR), then authentication is not attempted\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-smtp\-debug=0|1
.RS 4
Enable (1) or disable (0) debug output\&. If enabled, SMTP commands and replies will be printed\&. Useful to debug TLS connection and authentication problems\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-batch\-size=<num>
.RS 4
Some email servers (e\&.g\&. smtp\&.163\&.com) limit the number emails to be sent per session (connection) and this will lead to a failure when sending many messages\&. With this option, send\-email will disconnect after sending $<num> messages and wait for a few seconds (see \-\-relogin\-delay) and reconnect, to work around such a limit\&. You may want to use some form of credential helper to avoid having to retype your password every time this happens\&. Defaults to the
\fBsendemail\&.smtpBatchSize\fR
configuration variable\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-relogin\-delay=<int>
.RS 4
Waiting $<int> seconds before reconnecting to SMTP server\&. Used together with \-\-batch\-size option\&. Defaults to the
\fBsendemail\&.smtpReloginDelay\fR
configuration variable\&.
.RE
.SS "Automating"
.PP
\-\-to\-cmd=<command>
.RS 4
Specify a command to execute once per patch file which should generate patch file specific "To:" entries\&. Output of this command must be single email address per line\&. Default is the value of
\fIsendemail\&.tocmd\fR
configuration value\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-cc\-cmd=<command>
.RS 4
Specify a command to execute once per patch file which should generate patch file specific "Cc:" entries\&. Output of this command must be single email address per line\&. Default is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.ccCmd\fR
configuration value\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-[no\-]chain\-reply\-to
.RS 4
If this is set, each email will be sent as a reply to the previous email sent\&. If disabled with "\-\-no\-chain\-reply\-to", all emails after the first will be sent as replies to the first email sent\&. When using this, it is recommended that the first file given be an overview of the entire patch series\&. Disabled by default, but the
\fBsendemail\&.chainReplyTo\fR
configuration variable can be used to enable it\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-identity=<identity>
.RS 4
A configuration identity\&. When given, causes values in the
\fIsendemail\&.<identity>\fR
subsection to take precedence over values in the
\fIsendemail\fR
section\&. The default identity is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.identity\fR\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-[no\-]signed\-off\-by\-cc
.RS 4
If this is set, add emails found in Signed\-off\-by: or Cc: lines to the cc list\&. Default is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.signedoffbycc\fR
configuration value; if that is unspecified, default to \-\-signed\-off\-by\-cc\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-[no\-]cc\-cover
.RS 4
If this is set, emails found in Cc: headers in the first patch of the series (typically the cover letter) are added to the cc list for each email set\&. Default is the value of
\fIsendemail\&.cccover\fR
configuration value; if that is unspecified, default to \-\-no\-cc\-cover\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-[no\-]to\-cover
.RS 4
If this is set, emails found in To: headers in the first patch of the series (typically the cover letter) are added to the to list for each email set\&. Default is the value of
\fIsendemail\&.tocover\fR
configuration value; if that is unspecified, default to \-\-no\-to\-cover\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-suppress\-cc=<category>
.RS 4
Specify an additional category of recipients to suppress the auto\-cc of:
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fIauthor\fR
will avoid including the patch author\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fIself\fR
will avoid including the sender\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fIcc\fR
will avoid including anyone mentioned in Cc lines in the patch header except for self (use
\fIself\fR
for that)\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fIbodycc\fR
will avoid including anyone mentioned in Cc lines in the patch body (commit message) except for self (use
\fIself\fR
for that)\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fIsob\fR
will avoid including anyone mentioned in Signed\-off\-by lines except for self (use
\fIself\fR
for that)\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fImisc\-by\fR
will avoid including anyone mentioned in Acked\-by, Reviewed\-by, Tested\-by and other "\-by" lines in the patch body, except Signed\-off\-by (use
\fIsob\fR
for that)\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fIcccmd\fR
will avoid running the \-\-cc\-cmd\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fIbody\fR
is equivalent to
\fIsob\fR
+
\fIbodycc\fR
+
\fImisc\-by\fR\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fIall\fR
will suppress all auto cc values\&.
.RE
.sp
Default is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.suppresscc\fR
configuration value; if that is unspecified, default to
\fIself\fR
if \-\-suppress\-from is specified, as well as
\fIbody\fR
if \-\-no\-signed\-off\-cc is specified\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-[no\-]suppress\-from
.RS 4
If this is set, do not add the From: address to the cc: list\&. Default is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.suppressFrom\fR
configuration value; if that is unspecified, default to \-\-no\-suppress\-from\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-[no\-]thread
.RS 4
If this is set, the In\-Reply\-To and References headers will be added to each email sent\&. Whether each mail refers to the previous email (\fBdeep\fR
threading per
\fIgit format\-patch\fR
wording) or to the first email (\fBshallow\fR
threading) is governed by "\-\-[no\-]chain\-reply\-to"\&.
.sp
If disabled with "\-\-no\-thread", those headers will not be added (unless specified with \-\-in\-reply\-to)\&. Default is the value of the
\fBsendemail\&.thread\fR
configuration value; if that is unspecified, default to \-\-thread\&.
.sp
It is up to the user to ensure that no In\-Reply\-To header already exists when
\fIgit send\-email\fR
is asked to add it (especially note that
\fIgit format\-patch\fR
can be configured to do the threading itself)\&. Failure to do so may not produce the expected result in the recipient\(cqs MUA\&.
.RE
.SS "Administering"
.PP
\-\-confirm=<mode>
.RS 4
Confirm just before sending:
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fIalways\fR
will always confirm before sending
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fInever\fR
will never confirm before sending
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fIcc\fR
will confirm before sending when send\-email has automatically added addresses from the patch to the Cc list
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fIcompose\fR
will confirm before sending the first message when using \-\-compose\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
\fIauto\fR
is equivalent to
\fIcc\fR
+
\fIcompose\fR
.RE
.sp
Default is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.confirm\fR
configuration value; if that is unspecified, default to
\fIauto\fR
unless any of the suppress options have been specified, in which case default to
\fIcompose\fR\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-dry\-run
.RS 4
Do everything except actually send the emails\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-[no\-]format\-patch
.RS 4
When an argument may be understood either as a reference or as a file name, choose to understand it as a format\-patch argument (\fB\-\-format\-patch\fR) or as a file name (\fB\-\-no\-format\-patch\fR)\&. By default, when such a conflict occurs, git send\-email will fail\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-quiet
.RS 4
Make git\-send\-email less verbose\&. One line per email should be all that is output\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-[no\-]validate
.RS 4
Perform sanity checks on patches\&. Currently, validation means the following:
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
Invoke the sendemail\-validate hook if present (see
\fBgithooks\fR(5))\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
Warn of patches that contain lines longer than 998 characters unless a suitable transfer encoding (\fIauto\fR,
\fIbase64\fR, or
\fIquoted\-printable\fR) is used; this is due to SMTP limits as described by
\m[blue]\fBhttp://www\&.ietf\&.org/rfc/rfc5322\&.txt\fR\m[]\&.
.RE
.sp
Default is the value of
\fBsendemail\&.validate\fR; if this is not set, default to
\fB\-\-validate\fR\&.
.RE
.PP
\-\-force
.RS 4
Send emails even if safety checks would prevent it\&.
.RE
.SS "Information"
.PP
\-\-dump\-aliases
.RS 4
Instead of the normal operation, dump the shorthand alias names from the configured alias file(s), one per line in alphabetical order\&. Note, this only includes the alias name and not its expanded email addresses\&. See
\fIsendemail\&.aliasesfile\fR
for more information about aliases\&.
.RE
.SH "CONFIGURATION"
.PP
sendemail\&.aliasesFile
.RS 4
To avoid typing long email addresses, point this to one or more email aliases files\&. You must also supply
\fBsendemail\&.aliasFileType\fR\&.
.RE
.PP
sendemail\&.aliasFileType
.RS 4
Format of the file(s) specified in sendemail\&.aliasesFile\&. Must be one of
\fImutt\fR,
\fImailrc\fR,
\fIpine\fR,
\fIelm\fR, or
\fIgnus\fR, or
\fIsendmail\fR\&.
.sp
What an alias file in each format looks like can be found in the documentation of the email program of the same name\&. The differences and limitations from the standard formats are described below:
.PP
sendmail
.RS 4
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
Quoted aliases and quoted addresses are not supported: lines that contain a
\fB"\fR
symbol are ignored\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
Redirection to a file (\fB/path/name\fR) or pipe (\fB|command\fR) is not supported\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
File inclusion (\fB:include: /path/name\fR) is not supported\&.
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
Warnings are printed on the standard error output for any explicitly unsupported constructs, and any other lines that are not recognized by the parser\&.
.RE
.RE
.RE
.PP
sendemail\&.multiEdit
.RS 4
If true (default), a single editor instance will be spawned to edit files you have to edit (patches when
\fB\-\-annotate\fR
is used, and the summary when
\fB\-\-compose\fR
is used)\&. If false, files will be edited one after the other, spawning a new editor each time\&.
.RE
.PP
sendemail\&.confirm
.RS 4
Sets the default for whether to confirm before sending\&. Must be one of
\fIalways\fR,
\fInever\fR,
\fIcc\fR,
\fIcompose\fR, or
\fIauto\fR\&. See
\fB\-\-confirm\fR
in the previous section for the meaning of these values\&.
.RE
.SH "EXAMPLES"
.SS "Use gmail as the smtp server"
.sp
To use \fIgit send\-email\fR to send your patches through the GMail SMTP server, edit ~/\&.gitconfig to specify your account settings:
.sp
.if n \{\
.RS 4
.\}
.nf
[sendemail]
smtpEncryption = tls
smtpServer = smtp\&.gmail\&.com
smtpUser = yourname@gmail\&.com
smtpServerPort = 587
.fi
.if n \{\
.RE
.\}
.sp
If you have multifactor authentication setup on your gmail account, you will need to generate an app\-specific password for use with \fIgit send\-email\fR\&. Visit \m[blue]\fBhttps://security\&.google\&.com/settings/security/apppasswords\fR\m[] to create it\&.
.sp
Once your commits are ready to be sent to the mailing list, run the following commands:
.sp
.if n \{\
.RS 4
.\}
.nf
$ git format\-patch \-\-cover\-letter \-M origin/master \-o outgoing/
$ edit outgoing/0000\-*
$ git send\-email outgoing/*
.fi
.if n \{\
.RE
.\}
.sp
The first time you run it, you will be prompted for your credentials\&. Enter the app\-specific or your regular password as appropriate\&. If you have credential helper configured (see \fBgit-credential\fR(1)), the password will be saved in the credential store so you won\(cqt have to type it the next time\&.
.sp
Note: the following perl modules are required Net::SMTP::SSL, MIME::Base64 and Authen::SASL
.SH "SEE ALSO"
.sp
\fBgit-format-patch\fR(1), \fBgit-imap-send\fR(1), mbox(5)
.SH "GIT"
.sp
Part of the \fBgit\fR(1) suite