In some cases it's very useful to add some additional information
after email in Cc-list, for instance:

"Cc: Stable kernel <> #v3.4 v3.5 v3.6"

Currently the git refuses to add such invalid email to Cc-list,
when the Email::Valid perl module is available or just uses whole line
as the email address.

Now in sanitize_address() everything after the email address is
removed, so the resulting line is correct email address and Email::Valid
validates it correctly.

Signed-off-by: Krzysztof Mazur <>
Tested-by: Felipe Balbi <>
 git-send-email.perl | 4 ++++
 1 file changed, 4 insertions(+)

diff --git a/git-send-email.perl b/git-send-email.perl
index 5a7c29d..9840d0a 100755
--- a/git-send-email.perl
+++ b/git-send-email.perl
@@ -924,6 +924,10 @@ sub quote_subject {
 # use the simplest quoting being able to handle the recipient
 sub sanitize_address {
        my ($recipient) = @_;
+       # remove garbage after email address
+       $recipient =~ s/(.*>).*$/$1/;
        my ($recipient_name, $recipient_addr) = ($recipient =~ 
        if (not $recipient_name) {

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