Mailing Lists Related to Procmail and SmartList

This web page describes the various public mailing lists related to Procmail and SmartList.

How to Subscribe

The basic instructions for how to add (and remove) yourself are the same regardless of which particular list you are interested in. This section uses procmail@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de as an example. If you want to join a different list, substitute its name as appropriate.

Subscribing
To join the list, send mail to
procmail-request@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de
with the word "subscribe" in the Subject: header. (No quotes, of course.)
Unsubscribing
To remove yourself from the list, send mail to
procmail-request@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de
with the word "unsubscribe" in the Subject: header. (No quotes, of course.)
Posting
To send a message to all the other subscribers, send it to
procmail@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de
Please don't send unsubscribe requests to the list's broadcast address. Many of the subscribers will get annoyed at you for wasting their time if you do. They can't remove you from the list.
Other netiquette tips:
In case of trouble
You can send pleas for help to the -request address if you have problems with the list (unable to unsubscribe in spite of following the instructions, etc).

Procmail-Users

Questions and answers about anything related to Procmail.

The advertised address procmail-users@procmail.org does not work yet. The functional list is still at RWTH Aachen.

A transition from the Aachen list to procmail-users@procmail.org has been advertised, but apparently not yet completed.

The list is available as a digest as well. Add a "-d" to the pertinent addresses to get the digested version (procmail-d-request, procmail-d, procmail-users-d-request, etc).

Subscribe
Mail to procmail-request@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de with Subject: subscribe
Unsubscribe
Mail to procmail-request@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de with Subject: unsubscribe
Post
Mail to procmail@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de after you have looked at the FAQ and the netiquette tips above.

There is a "Mini-FAQ" (which is not exactly "mini" anymore) at http://www.iki.fi/era/procmail/ and this is also mirrored at several sites. Please use one of the mirrors if you can.

North America
http://mirror.ncsa.uiuc.edu/procmail-faq/
http://www.zer0.org/procmail/
http://www.moongroup.com/docs/procmail/
http://www.linuxguru.com/docs/faq/procmail/
Europe
http://www.xs4all.nl/~sister/mirror/procmail/

Thanks to Achim Bohnet, the list is archived at http://www.rosat.mpe-garching.mpg.de/mailing-lists/procmail/

Procmail-Announce

Announcements about new releases, serious security issues, etc.

Subscribers to Procmail-Users automatically get these messages gated to their list, so there's never any need to subscribe to both.

A transition from the Aachen list to @procmail.org has been advertised, but apparently not yet completed.

Subscribe
Mail to procmail-announce-request@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de with Subject: subscribe
Unsubscribe
Mail to procmail-announce-request@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de with Subject: unsubscribe
Post
Only approved users may post (and you get on the approved list by being asked, not by asking)

Procmail-Dev

This list is for discussions about Procmail's future and bugs in the current version. It is not for questions about how to get Procmail to compile, install, or run.

(If you are 100% sure you understand what the previous paragraph means, do as you wish. If not, please take it to Procmail-users.)

Subscribe
Mail to procmail-dev-request@procmail.org with Subject: subscribe
Unsubscribe
Mail to procmail-dev-request@procmail.org with Subject: unsubscribe
Post
Mail to procmail-dev@procmail.org

SmartList-Users

Discussions about SmartList, the mailing list manager.

The advertised address smartlist-users@procmail.org does not work yet. The functional list is still at RWTH Aachen.

A transition from the Aachen list to smartlist-users@procmail.org has been advertised, but apparently not yet completed.

The list is available as a digest as well. Add a "-d" to the pertinent addresses to get the digested version (smartlist-d-request, smartlist-d, smartlist-users-d-request, etc).

Subscribe
Mail to smartlist-request@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de with Subject: subscribe
Unsubscribe
Mail to smartlist-request@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de with Subject: unsubscribe
Post
Mail to smartlist@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de after you have looked at the FAQ and the netiquette tips above.

There is a FAQ at http://www.hartzler.net/smartlist/SmartList-FAQ.html which subsumes the earlier FAQs at mindwell.com and pure.ch.

Smartlist-Announce

Announcements about new releases, serious security issues, etc.

Subscribers to Smartlist-Users automatically get these messages gated to their list, so there's never any need to subscribe to both.

A transition from the Aachen list to @procmail.org has been advertised, but apparently not yet completed.

Subscribe
Mail to smartlist-announce-request@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de with Subject: subscribe
Unsubscribe
Mail to smartlist-announce-request@informatik.RWTH-Aachen.de with Subject: unsubscribe
Post
Only approved users may post (and you get on the approved list by being asked, not by asking)

SmartList-Dev

Development of SmartList.

Subscribe
Mail to smartlist-dev-request@procmail.org with Subject: subscribe
Unsubscribe
Mail to smartlist-dev-request@procmail.org with Subject: unsubscribe
Post
Mail to smartlist-dev@procmail.org after you have looked at the FAQ and the netiquette tips above.

History

The original Procmail and SmartList mailing lists were hosted at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH Aachen) in Germany by Stephen van den Berg, the original creator of Procmail and SmartList.

The domain procmail.org was created in late 1998 as a new home for the Procmail development effort. A transition of the various mailing lists to this domain was started, but has not been finished yet.

As a matter of fact, the procmail-users addresses unfortunately do not work yet, in spite of the fact that they have been advertised publicly in some places. The Aachen list is still really at procmail@informatik.rwth-aachen.de (and ditto ditto for SmartList-users@procmail.org / SmartList@aachen) although this will change eventually.

Miscellaneous

Rhett Jones used to run an alternative Procmail list and a SmartList list, too. These appear to be dead now.

There is no Usenet group dedicated to Procmail, but comp.mail.misc gets a reasonable amount of Procmail-related traffic. Various Unix groups occasionally have threads about Procmail, too.


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