Commit 50dffd4e authored by John Tapsell's avatar John Tapsell Committed by Junio C Hamano

Google has renamed the imap folder

Also add a comment that the web interface wraps the lines
Signed-off-by: John Tapsell's avatarJohn Tapsell <>
Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <>
parent 28001d08
......@@ -491,6 +491,12 @@ message, complete the addressing and subject fields, and press send.
GMail does not appear to have any way to turn off line wrapping in the web
interface, so this will mangle any emails that you send. You can however
use any IMAP email client to connect to the google imap server, and forward
the emails through that. Just make sure to disable line wrapping in that
email client. Alternatively, use "git send-email" instead.
Submitting properly formatted patches via Gmail is simple now that
IMAP support is available. First, edit your ~/.gitconfig to specify your
account settings:
......@@ -503,6 +509,9 @@ account settings:
port = 993
sslverify = false
You might need to instead use: folder = "[Google Mail]/Drafts" if you get an error
that the "Folder doesn't exist".
Next, ensure that your Gmail settings are correct. In "Settings" the
"Use Unicode (UTF-8) encoding for outgoing messages" should be checked.
......@@ -513,3 +522,4 @@ command to send the patch emails to your Gmail Drafts folder.
Go to your Gmail account, open the Drafts folder, find the patch email, fill
in the To: and CC: fields and send away!
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