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Troubleshooting issues with git-multimail: a FAQ
How to check that git-multimail is properly set up?
Since version 1.4.0, git-multimail allows a simple self-checking of
its configuration: run it with the environment variable
``GIT_MULTIMAIL_CHECK_SETUP`` set to a non-empty string. You should
get something like this::
$ GIT_MULTIMAIL_CHECK_SETUP=true /home/moy/dev/git-multimail/git-multimail/
Environment values:
administrator : 'the administrator of this repository'
charset : 'utf-8'
emailprefix : '[git-multimail] '
fqdn : 'anie'
projectdesc : 'UNNAMED PROJECT'
pusher : 'moy'
repo_path : '/home/moy/dev/git-multimail'
repo_shortname : 'git-multimail'
Now, checking that git-multimail's standard input is properly set ...
Please type some text and then press Return
You have just entered:
git-multimail seems properly set up.
If you forgot to set an important variable, you may get instead::
$ GIT_MULTIMAIL_CHECK_SETUP=true /home/moy/dev/git-multimail/git-multimail/
No email recipients configured!
Do not set ``$GIT_MULTIMAIL_CHECK_SETUP`` other than for testing your
configuration: it would disable the hook completely.
Git is not using the right address in the From/To/Reply-To field
First, make sure that git-multimail actually uses what you think it is
using. A lot happens to your email (especially when posting to a
mailing-list) between the time `` sends it and the
time it reaches your inbox.
A simple test (to do on a test repository, do not use in production as
it would disable email sending): change your post-receive hook to call
`` with the `--stdout` option, and try to push to the
repository. You should see something like::
Counting objects: 3, done.
Writing objects: 100% (3/3), 263 bytes | 0 bytes/s, done.
Total 3 (delta 0), reused 0 (delta 0)
remote: Sending notification emails to:
remote: ===========================================================================
remote: Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:39:59 +0200
remote: To:
remote: Subject: [git] branch master updated: foo
remote: MIME-Version: 1.0
remote: Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
remote: Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
remote: Message-ID: <20160425163959.2311.20498@anie>
remote: From: Auth Or <>
remote: Reply-To: Auth Or <>
remote: X-Git-Host: example
remote: --
remote: To stop receiving notification emails like this one, please contact
remote: the administrator of this repository.
remote: ===========================================================================
To /path/to/repo
6278f04..e173f20 master -> master
Note: this does not include the sender (Return-Path: header), as it is
not part of the message content but passed to the mailer. Some mailer
show the ``Sender:`` field instead of the ``From:`` field (for
example, Zimbra Webmail shows ``From: <sender-field> on behalf of