Mailing Lists

Qubes Mailing Lists

qubes-announce

This is a read-only list for those who wish to receive only very important, infrequent messages. Only the core Qubes team can post to this list, and only Qubes Security Bulletins (QSBs) and new Qubes OS releases are announced here.

How to subscribe

Google Groups

Discussion list guidelines

Qubes discussions take place on two mailing lists: qubes-users and qubes-devel, both of which are explained below. Please send all questions regarding Qubes to one of these two lists. Please do not send questions to individual Qubes developers. By sending a message to the appropriate mailing list, you are not only giving others a chance to help you, but you may also be helping others by starting a public discussion about a shared problem or interest.

These are open mailing lists where people freely come together to discuss Qubes and voluntarily help each other out of mutual interest and good will. They are not your personal, paid support service. No one owes you a reply. No one here is responsible for solving your problems for you. Nonetheless, there are many things you can do to make it more likely that you will receive a reply. This community is fortunate to have an exceptionally large number of friendly and knowledgeable people who enjoy corresponding on these lists. The vast majority of them will be happy to help you if you follow these simple guidelines.

Specific rules and notes

qubes-users

How to use this list

This list is for helping users solve various daily problems with Qubes OS. Examples of topics or questions suitable for this list include:

Read these first

Please try searching both the Qubes website and the archives of the mailing lists before sending a question. In addition, please make sure that you have read and understood the following basic documentation prior to posting to the list:

How to subscribe and post

Google Groups

You don’t have to subscribe in order to post to this list. However, subscribing might nonetheless be desirable, as it ensures that your messages will not be eaten by the Google Groups spam filter and allows you to receive messages which were sent directly to the list.

Gmane

The mailing list is also available via Gmane, a service that provides mailing lists in the form of newsgroups. This makes it possible for you to subscribe and read all mails sent to the list without having them all sent to your normal mail account. To use Gmane, you need a newsreader such as Mozilla Thunderbird (or Icedove in Debian).

To add Gmane’s server to Thunderbird, follow the instructions in Mozilla Thunderbird’s documentation for how to add newsgroups. In the fourth step replace news.mozilla.org with news.gmane.org.

qubes-devel

How to use this list

This list is primarily intended for people who are interested in contributing to Qubes or who are willing to learn more about its architecture and implementation. Examples of topics and questions suitable for this list include:

How to subscribe and post

Google Groups

You must be subscribed in order to post to this list.

Gmane

The mailing list is also available via Gmane, a service that provides mailing lists in the form of newsgroups. This makes it possible for you to subscribe and read all mails sent to the list without having them all sent to your normal mail account. To use Gmane, you need a newsreader such as Mozilla Thunderbird (or Icedove in Debian).

To add Gmane’s server to Thunderbird, follow the instructions in Mozilla Thunderbird’s documentation for how to add newsgroups. In the fourth step replace news.mozilla.org with news.gmane.org.