On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 03:28:40PM +0200, Brian Foster wrote:
> On Thursday 17 July 2008 21:59:45 Daniel Laird wrote:
> > I am having issues getting patches to the mailing list in a format
> > that seems to be acceptable.
> > I have done all I can to the patch itself but I am having mail client
> > issues as well.
> > I have tried Gmail with plaintext. [ ... ]
> > Is there anyone who has used a web mail client and had success, most
> > details out there [ ... not for ] people with Work based mail accounts.
> Guessing a bit, that sounds a lot like the problem I had:
> It was (and still is) impossible to use the company's SMTP
> MTA to send a patch (or even an acceptable list posting),
> even if the client (MUA) wasn't going to mess things up.
> But, if you have a Gmail account, it can be done! In fact,
> that is what I'm doing to send this reply: Using the MUA at
> the company, but *not* using the company's SMTP. The secret
> is Gmail now has SMTP (and IMAP) support, as well as the POP
> support they've had for awhile. You need to enable the SMTP
> for your Gmail account, and arrange for a non-corrupting MUA
> to use Gmail's SMTP, and (assuming your company's firewall
> et al. doesn't cause issues), things may just work.
I'd like to remind people of the wiki page on this topic at
It's not been updated in a while and doesn't cover all clients or
possible solutions so feel free to update it.