11.2.1 Mailing lists
There are a lot of
On a system with the
doc-debian package installed there is a
complete list of mailing lists in
Debian mailing lists are named following the pattern
debian-list-subject. Examples are debian-announce, debian-user,
debian-news. To subscribe to any list debian-list-subject, send
mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word
"subscribe" in the Subject: header. Be sure to remember to add
-request to the e-mail address when using this method to subscribe or
unsubscribe. Otherwise your e-mail will go to the list itself, which could be
embarrassing or annoying, depending on your point of view.
If you have a forms-capable World Wide Web browser, you can subscribe to
mailing lists using the
WWW form. You
can also un-subscribe using a
The list manager's e-mail address is
in case you have any trouble.
The mailing lists are public forums. All e-mails sent to the lists are also
copied to the public archive, for anybody (even non-subscribers) to browse or
search. Please make sure you never send any confidential or unlicensed
material to the lists. This includes things like e-mail addresses. Of
particular note is the fact that spammers have been known to abuse e-mail
addresses posted to our mailing lists. See the
Archives of the Debian mailing lists are available via WWW at
184.108.40.206 What is the code of conduct for the mailing lists?
When using the Debian mailing lists, please follow these rules:
Do not flame; it is not polite. The people developing Debian are all
volunteers, donating their time, energy and money in an attempt to bring the
Debian project together.
Do not use foul language; besides, some people receive the lists via packet
radio, where swearing is illegal.
Make sure that you are using the proper list. Never post your
(un)subscription requests to the mailing list itself