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Fedora Linux by Chris Tyler

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Participating in the Fedora Mailing Lists

Red Hat runs a large number of mailing lists for Fedora, which are the communication lifeblood of the Fedora projects and are the starting point for communicating with and becoming involved in the Fedora community.

How Do I Do That?

The Red Hat mailing lists are accessed through the web page http://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo; the Fedora lists have names starting with “fedora-”. Clicking on a list title will take you to a page where you can join the list or view archives of previous messages sent to the list.

The list archives are useful in two ways:

  • You can get a sense of the scope of discussion on the list and the volume of messages.

  • If you have a specific issue you wish to discuss, you can see any discussion that has already transpired on that same topic.

Once you find a list that looks interesting to you, sign up by entering your email address, name, and password (twice), and then select digest or individual emails and click Subscribe.

Tip

Consider using a disposable email address for your subscription because this address will be made public and will probably eventually receive some spam. See Lab 7.6, “Configuring the sendmail Server.”

Receiving messages in digest form reduces the volume of email to one or two large messages a day; the nondigested form will pepper your mailbox with many small messages but will make it is easier to respond to one specific message.

Tip

Even though Fedora is used internationally, the Fedora mailing lists ...

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