Mailing list tips and etiquette

Lists for general Emacs help

help-gnu-emacs, mailto:help-gnu-emacs@gnu.org
Emacs help (also one of the EmacsNewsgroups) List information, Archive
help-emacs-windows, mailto:help-emacs-windows@gnu.org
Emacs on Windows help List information, Archive

Lists for development

emacs-devel, mailto:emacs-devel@gnu.org
Emacs development List information, Archive
bug-gnu-emacs, mailto:bug-gnu-emacs@gnu.org
Emacs bugs and feature requests, use M-x report-emacs-bug on Emacs to send stuff to the list List information, Archive
emacs-pretest-bug, mailto:emacs-pretest-bug@gnu.org
Emacs bugs for a pretest release. As of 2008-08, merged with emacs-devel. Archive still exists.
xemacs-beta, mailto:xemacs-beta@xemacs.org
XEmacs development
xemacs-patches, mailto:xemacs-patches@xemacs.org
XEmacs patches

National and regional lists

The Brazilian Emacs users mailing list Subscribe or View archive
The Spanish Emacs users mailing list Subscribe or View archive
The Australian Emacs users mailing list Subscribe or View archive

Other lists

emacs-tangents, mailto:emacs-tangents@gnu.org
General discussions List information, Archive
Emacs announcements. List information, Archive
gnu-emacs-sources, mailto:gnu-emacs-source@gnu.org
Emacs source code posts only. List information Archive (also one of the EmacsNewsgroups).
debian-emacsen, mailto:debian-emacsen@lists.debian.org
Support and developer discussion on Emacs related packages for Debian GNU/Linux. List information, archive
macosx-emacs, mailto:macosx-emacs@email.esm.psu.edu
Support for Emacs on Mac OS X, in particular AquamacsEmacs. List information, Archive

Mailing lists via news

Some of the EmacsNewsgroups are also available as mailing lists. This is bi-directional, so anything you post to the mailing list will appear in the newsgroup and vice versa. It is generally better if you subscribe to newsgroups instead of mailing lists, because then the load is spread among many newsservers instead of one mailing list host.

Many EmacsMailingLists are available as EmacsNewsgroups. For example, you can use the Gmane service to read many Emacs mailing lists in a news reader such as Gnus. On Gmane, the gmane.emacs hierarchy contains most of the Emacs-related lists available there.

Other notes

If there are technical issues with the mailing lists hosted by the FSF, you’ll find status updates at https://hostux.social/@fsfstatus.

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