1.7.1. MySQL Mailing Lists
This section introduces the MySQL mailing lists and provides
guidelines as to how the lists should be used. When you subscribe
to a mailing list, you receive all postings to the list as email
messages. You can also send your own questions and answers to the
To subscribe to or unsubscribe from any of the mailing lists
described in this section, visit
http://lists.mysql.com/. For most of them, you can
select the regular version of the list where you get individual
messages, or a digest version where you get one large message per
Please do not send messages about subscribing
or unsubscribing to any of the mailing lists, because such
messages are distributed automatically to thousands of other
Your local site may have many subscribers to a MySQL mailing list.
If so, the site may have a local mailing list, so that messages
lists.mysql.com to your site are
propagated to the local list. In such cases, please contact your
system administrator to be added to or dropped from the local
If you wish to have traffic for a mailing list go to a separate
mailbox in your mail program, set up a filter based on the message
headers. You can use either the
Delivered-To: headers to identify list
The MySQL mailing lists are as follows:
This list is for announcements of new versions of MySQL and
related programs. This is a low-volume list to which all MySQL
users should subscribe.
This is the main list for general MySQL discussion. Please
note that some topics are better discussed on the
more-specialized lists. If you post to the wrong list, you may
not get an answer.
This list is for people who want to stay informed about issues
reported since the last release of MySQL or who want to be
actively involved in the process of bug hunting and fixing.
See Section 1.8, “How to Report Bugs or Problems”.
This list is for people who work on the MySQL code. This is
also the forum for discussions on MySQL development and for
This list is for people who work on the MySQL documentation:
people from MySQL AB, translators, and other community
This list is for anyone interested in performance issues.
Discussions concentrate on database performance (not limited
to MySQL), but also include broader categories such as
performance of the kernel, filesystem, disk system, and so on.
This list is for discussions on packaging and distributing
MySQL. This is the forum used by distribution maintainers to
exchange ideas on packaging MySQL and on ensuring that MySQL
looks and feels as similar as possible on all supported
platforms and operating systems.
This list is for discussions about the MySQL server and Java.
It is mostly used to discuss JDBC drivers such as MySQL
This list is for all topics concerning the MySQL software on
Microsoft operating systems, such as Windows 9x, Me, NT, 2000,
XP, and 2003.
This list is for all topics concerning connecting to the MySQL
server with ODBC.
This list is for all topics concerning MySQL graphical user
interface tools such as
MySQL Query Browser.
This list is for discussion of MySQL Cluster.
This list is for discussion of the MySQL server and the .NET
platform. It is mostly related to MySQL Connector/Net.
This list is for all topics concerning programming with the
C++ API for MySQL.
This list is for all topics concerning Perl support for MySQL
If you're unable to get an answer to your questions from a MySQL
mailing list or forum, one option is to purchase support from
MySQL AB. This puts you in direct contact with MySQL developers.
The following table shows some MySQL mailing lists in languages
other than English. These lists are not operated by MySQL AB.