is the mailing list service.

Note: This document was taken from the sourcehut documentation. It's been adapted to fit our setup where appropriate.

New to mailing lists?

We have some resources for you:

If you plan on contributing patches, we also have these guides: manual

The following sections document various features of


You may post to a list that you have posting permissions on by writing a plaintext email to ~user/ If your MTA doesn't support characters like ~ and / in emails, please write to asking them to fix the bug, then use instead.

Email controls

You may subscribe to any list by emailing ~user/ You may unsubscribe with +unsubscribe. You may post new threads to this list by writing to the address with no + command.


Your dashboard shows you recent emails on mailing lists you're subscribed to. You can reply to one by clicking the author's name, or view the thread by clicking the subject.


Your public profile page shows a feed of emails authored by you, as well as a list of mailing lists you administrate. Like the dashboard, emails can be replied to by clicking the authors name and you can view the thread by clicking the subject.


Each list shows a list of archives, sorted by which has seen the most recent activity. In each thread's heading, you can see the number of participants, number of replies, and subject of the initial message. Click the subject to see the full thread.

Search filters

List archives can be searched using the search bar at the top. Filters that can be used include:

  • from: the author of the message. Use me to search for messages sent by yourself
  • is:patch only show messages that contain a patch
  • In-Reply-To: show messages that are replies to a given message ID
  • message-id: find message with a given message ID
  • Other arbitrary mail headers can be used

Search terms can be surrounded by double-quotes to return exact matches.


Email threads can become trees as participants reply to different messages. In the simple case of a linear thread, you will see replies written linearly. However, if a thread becomes split, you may see several linear trees of discussion form.

To reply to a message, click the author's email address.

Downloading messages

Additionally, messages in the thread can be downloaded in raw form, either individually or as a whole in an mbox format. This is useful for applying submitted patches via git am/hg import among other uses.

Raw individual messages can be found by clicking on "Details" and following the link there.

Mbox files can be downloaded by clicking on "Export thread (mbox)" on the sidebar.

List Administration

List access controls are available on your list settings, which can be accessed with the "List settings" button on the list archive. The controls are fine-grained enough to support many access scenarios, here are some examples:

Announcement lists

A list that only you can write to is useful for announcements. Remove all user's "post" and "reply" permissions to prevent them from submitting - owners are always able to post. You can optionally leave the "reply" permission enabled to allow people to respond to announcements, but be aware that their responses will be sent out to all subscribers, which is usually undesirable for low-volume announcement lists.

Write-only security lists

If you want a mailing list where people can write to you about security vulnerabilities in your software, you can remove the "browse" permission without removing the "post" or "reply" permissions from the list. This will allow people to send emails to the list, but not view the archives or subscribe.

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