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Thank you for the interest in openSUSE mailing lists.

This article is about how to subscribe, unsubscribe, read archives, ask for help and assistance, post to the list etc.

Important: Subscribers of the openSUSE mailing lists have established some rules for posting. Please read the openSUSE mailing list netiquette before you post. This netiquette is recommendation how to write messages to openSUSE mailing lists that are easy to read, reduce amount of text and number of messages, help mutual understanding and avoid flames.

Available Mailing Lists

Head over to Communicate/Mailinglists for a complete list of all the available mailing lists.


To subscribe to a mailing list, send e-mail to <LISTNAME>
Choose <LISTNAME> from the list of available mailing lists.

Nomail subscription

The nomail version of a mailing list means that you are recognized as a subscriber, but will not get any messages from the list. This is useful when it's necessary to post from several email addresses to a subscribers-only list or if you read mails from the list elsewhere (gmane).

Subscription works with the following address:

  • <listname>

Digest subscription

A Mailing List Digest combines multiple messages posted to a mailing list in to a single message. Digests are usually sent once a day and serve to reduce the number of emails received from a particular mailing list.

Digest are turned off for nearly all existing lists so you can't subscribe to them. Often people ask about list mail in the form of a digest, but most of our lists are far to large to make digests useful. Are you really going to read a ~500K email once per day? Yes, it's the same amount that you would receive as separate mail, but it's easy to delete or skip messages that don't interest you in that case; it's not with a digest. And in our experience, digests tend to decrease the quality of list postings. They do this by encouraging the sorts of behaviors that are often considered rude or in poor 'netiquette': replying to mail with the incorrect subject header or other headers that make it impossible for threaded mail clients to work properly, replying to mail without reading the entire thread first, and probably more. Of course, people who do things like this are often the cause of huge flame wars about proper netiquette that can go on for days, often with the result of having very helpful and knowledgeable people leaving the list in disgust.

Technically, you can send mail at the following address:

  • <listname>


To unsubscribe from a mailing list, send e-mail to <LISTNAME> and don't forget to reply to server (mlmmj) message that is asking you for confirmation. This way only you can unsubscribe yourself, not someone else. If you don't send reply, server will ignore first one and you will continue to receive emails.

Unsubscribing Nomail

To unsubscribe from a nomail version of a mailing list, send e-mail to <LISTNAME>

Unsubscribing Digest

To unsubscribe from a digest version of a mailing list, send e-mail to <LISTNAME>

Searching list archives

You can search the archives for all lists or one list at a time via a web front-end at

Retrieval of messages from the archive

For retrieval of message number N in the archive send email to <listname>

You can also access archives via a web front-end at

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

For a collection of frequently asked questions about this list, send email to <listname>

Mailinglists Owners

To reach a human being that can help you with problems that you might have with the mailinglist software send e-mail to <listname>

Mail Filtering

Usually people don't like mailing lists because the list mail keeps flooding their mailbox, making it harder to find and read non-list mail. This is a valid concern and one that is best handled with mail filtering.

Using Procmail

If your system is configured to use procmail to deliver mail locally (SuSE's postfix and sendmail packages are) all you need to do is create a file in your home directory named '.procmailrc' that contains something like the following:

   MAILDIR=$HOME/Mail   # where do you keep your mail?
   DEFAULT=$MAILDIR/inbox  # what's you default mail box?
   # if mail is from list put it in $MAILDIR/foo
   * ^Mailing-List:.*<LISTNAME>

Everything else will be placed in $DEFAULT. By default, procmail creates a normal mbox formatted mailbox, so if you want to copy the file somewhere (e.g., to a PDA), you only need to, in the above example, copy $MAILDIR/<LISTNAME>. Of course, procmail is capable of much more than what this simple example shows, so please read procmailrc(5) and procmailex(5) for more information.

Using Thunderbird

Using Kmail

Select the message that has arrived from the mailing-list, right click, select "Create filter based on mailinglist" and select the folder you would like the mailing-list posts to be saved. Then click OK and exit the filter dialog. Select the folder you selected previously for the mailing-list and click the Folder/Mailing list properties" menu, where you can check the check-box to specify that a mailing-list is related to the folder and locate the post address automatically (click the relevant button). Afterwards you can reply to the mailing-list with the "reply to mailing-list" option from the context menu. If you have spam filters, you probably should also go to advanced settings and clear the check-box "Stop processing here" to allow the mailing-list posts to be checked for spam (it isn't that useful for this mailing-list though).

Using Gmail

to:(opensuse -opensuse-factory) OR cc:(opensuse -opensuse-factory) to:(suse-linux-e) OR cc:(suse-linux-e) to:(opensuse-factory) OR cc:(opensuse-factory)


You might wonder why replies go to the original poster and not the list? Thats because we do not "munge" the mail headers by inserting a "Reply-To: <LISTNAME>" because it makes it more difficult for subscribers to handle the mail the way they want to. Your mail client probably has a "reply" function as well as a "reply to all" or "reply to list" one; Please use the latter if you want your message to go to the list and not just to the original poster.

Also, please don't complain about this on the lists, it has been discussed many, many, many times in the past already.

Read this article for background information


The lists will strip attachments that contain something other than plain text and bounce email that only contains attachments.


HTML in email is *strongly* discouraged and may be blocked in the future, as well.


We use the most effective way of preventing SPAM on the mailing lists. We allow only subscribers to post.


The subscribers of the openSUSE mailing lists have established some rules for posting to the mailing lists. Please read the OpenSUSE mailing list netiquette before you post a mail to the lists. Thank you.