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Re: HOWTO submit patches using WebMail - Help appreciated?

To: Brian Foster <>
Subject: Re: HOWTO submit patches using WebMail - Help appreciated?
From: Ralf Baechle <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:39:13 +0100
Cc: Daniel Laird <>,
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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.
> Dan,
>   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.


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