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MySQL mailing lists are public lists, where discussion topics cover areas of MySQL use.

Depending on the difficulty of your question, and how well it is phrased, you may or may not receive a prompt answer on the mailing lists. As these are just a public discussion forums, we make no guarantees on how soon your question will be answered or who will answer it.

If you don't receive answer, you can always purchase MySQL technical support to get answers directly from the MySQL developers.

To subscribe to the main MySQL mailing list, send a message to the electronic mail address

To unsubscribe from the main MySQL mailing list, send a message to the electronic mail address

Only the address to which you send your messages is significant. The subject line and the body of the message are ignored.

If your reply address is not valid, you can specify your address explicitly. Adding a hyphen to the subscribe or unsubscribe command word, followed by your address with the `@' character in your address replaced by a `='. For example, to subscribe your_name@host.domain, send a message to

Mail to or is handled automatically by the ezmlm mailing list processor. Information about ezmlm is available at the ezmlm web site (

To post a message to the list itself, send your message to However, please do not send mail about subscribing or unsubscribing to, because any mail sent to that address is distributed automatically to thousands of other users.

Your local site may have many subscribers to If so, it may have a local mailing list, so that messages sent from 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 MySQL list.

If you wish 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 List-ID: or Delivered-To: headers to identify list messages.

The following MySQL mailing lists exist: announce
This is for announcement of new versions of MySQL and related programs. This is a low volume list all MySQL users should subscribe to. mysql
The main list for general MySQL discussion. Please note that some topics are better discussed on the more-specialised lists. If you post to the wrong list, you may not get an answer! mysql-digest
The mysql list in digest form. That means you get all individual messages, sent as one large mail message once a day. bugs
On this list you should only post a full, repeatable bug report using the mysqlbug script (if you are running on Windows, you should include a description of the operating system and the MySQL version). Preferably, you should test the problem using the latest stable or development version of MySQL Server before posting! Anyone should be able to repeat the bug by just using mysql test < script on the included test case. All bugs posted on this list will be corrected or documented in the next MySQL release! If there are only small code changes involved, we will also post a patch that fixes the problem. bugs-digest
The bugs list in digest form. internals
A list for people who work on the MySQL code. On this list one can also discuss MySQL development and post patches. internals-digest
A digest version of the internals list. java
Discussion about the MySQL server and Java. Mostly about the JDBC drivers. java-digest
A digest version of the java list. win32
All things concerning the MySQL software on Microsoft operating systems such as Win95, Win98, NT, and Win2000. win32-digest
A digest version of the win32 list. myodbc
All things about connecting to the MySQL server with ODBC. myodbc-digest
A digest version of the myodbc list. mycc
All things about the MySQL MyCC graphical client. mycc-digest
A digest version of the mycc list. plusplus
All things concerning programming with the C++ API to MySQL. plusplus-digest
A digest version of the plusplus list. msql-mysql-modules
A list about the Perl support for MySQL with msql-mysql-modules. msql-mysql-modules-digest
A digest version of the msql-mysql-modules list.

You subscribe or unsubscribe to all lists in the same way as described above. In your subscribe or unsubscribe message, just put the appropriate mailing list name rather than mysql. For example, to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the myodbc list, send a message to or

If you can't get an answer for your questions from the mailing list, one option is to pay for support from MySQL AB, which will put you in direct contact with MySQL developers. See section 1.4.1 Support Offered by MySQL AB.

The following table shows some MySQL mailing in other languages than English. Note that these are not operated by MySQL AB, so we can't guarantee the quality on these. A French mailing list A Korean mailing list
Email subscribe mysql your@e-mail.address to this list. A German mailing list
Email subscribe mysql-de your@e-mail.address to this list. You can find information about this mailing list at A Portugese mailing list
Email subscribe mysql-br your@e-mail.address to this list. A Spanish mailing list
Email subscribe mysql your@e-mail.address to this list.
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