How to subscribe?
If you do not have web access, you may subscribe over email by sending a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the word 'help' in the subject line.
Note that posting to any of the Samba mailing lists will effectively expose your email address to the public, including spammers and machines infected with Windows viruses. Many people have reported an increase in spam and viruses on new email addresses after posting to mailing lists hosted on samba.org. Prospective posters may wish to use a disposable email service like spamgourmet. You have been warned!
Please be aware that mail to these lists will be distributed to many subscribers, and will be permanently and publicly archived. In general, we will not remove posted messages from the archives. Exceptions are described in our archive editing policy.
The following Samba-related mailing lists are archived here:
A mailing list in the French language is also available. See http://listes.ac-grenoble.fr/wws/info/samba-fr for more information.
Search the Lists
Important: Currently the Samba mailing list archives hosted here on samba.org do not support searching.
However, you can access a searchable copy of the archives at http://marc.info/, groups.google.com, and mail-archive.com.
The Samba mailing lists, other than samba-announce, generate a large volume of messages. If you think you will only read the lists infrequently, it may be better to read them in the archives or through a news server. This will save bandwidth for yourself and samba.org, and will save filling up your email inbox.
We strongly recommend this for people using webmail services such as Yahoo! and HotMail; a few days traffic on the samba lists can be enough to completely fill a free mailbox, causing you to lose other messages. In fact, new subscriptions from these domains are no longer accepted on the high-volume lists.
The Samba mailing lists are available as NNTP newsgroups. Reading over NNTP allows you to fully participate in discussions, without needing to receive every message to your machine.
You can read News using Outlook or Free Agent on Windows, or Pan, tin, or GNUS on Unix.