Using Gmail with hg’s Patchbomb Extension

I recently created a patch for the Mercurial Project and in order to submit the patch I had to use hg’s patchbomb extension. Unfortuantely that requires me to have SMTP on my system. I didn’t have that so either I needed to install SMTP or figure out a way to use Gmail. I decided to use Gmail but it took me a while to get it working because I couldn’t really find much help on the web. Since nobody seems to have explained how to do this properly I decided I’ll just put out a simple guide. Here it is:

  1. Open up your repo’s .hgrc file
  2. Add the following:

                                          hgext.patchbomb =

                                          from=[your_name] [<your_email>]


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