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 list.
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 day.
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 users.
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
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:
The list for announcements of new versions of MySQL and related programs. This is a low-volume list to which all MySQL users should subscribe.
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.
The list 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 1.7, “How to Report Bugs or Problems”.
The list for people who work on the MySQL code. This is also the forum for discussions on MySQL development and for posting patches.
The list for people who work on the MySQL documentation.
The list 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, file system, disk system, and so on.
The list 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.
The list for discussions about the MySQL server and Java. It is mostly used to discuss JDBC drivers such as MySQL Connector/J.
The list for all topics concerning the MySQL software on Microsoft operating systems, such as Windows 9x, Me, NT, 2000, XP, and 2003.
The list for all topics concerning connecting to the MySQL server with ODBC.
The list for all topics concerning MySQL graphical user interface tools such as MySQL Workbench.
The list for discussion of MySQL Cluster.
The list for discussion of the MySQL server and the .NET platform. It is mostly related to MySQL Connector/Net.
The list for all topics concerning programming with the C++ API for MySQL.
The list for all topics concerning Perl support for MySQL with
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 Oracle. This puts you in direct contact with MySQL developers.
The following MySQL mailing lists are in languages other than English. These lists are not operated by Oracle.
A French mailing list.
A Korean mailing list. To subscribe, email
mysql firstname.lastname@example.org to this list.
A German mailing list. To subscribe, email
mysql-de email@example.com to this list. You can
find information about this mailing list at
A Portuguese mailing list. To subscribe, email
subscribe mysql-br firstname.lastname@example.org to
A Spanish mailing list. To subscribe, email
mysql email@example.com to this list.