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title: Community Development Mailing Lists
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Almost everything at Apache uses a mailing list to get work done, including this Community Development project right here! People can
send mail to the list, many other community members get the message, and
someone will usually reply. Every mailing list at Apache is archived: most lists are
Almost everything and everyone at Apache use email lists to get work done, including this Community Development project right here! When people
send email to a list, many other community members get the message, and
someone usually provides a useful reply. Every email list at Apache is archived: most lists are
[archived publicly][1]. That means that newcomers to a community can learn how
decisions on a project were made in the past, because all the discussions
a project had are archived from their mailing list discussions.
decisions on a project have been made in the past, because all the email discussions
a project has had are archived.

If you have questions about anything at Apache, the first thing to do is
find the right mailing list - and then send your question!

# Read This First

[Detailed instructions][2] on how to use Apache mailing lists (subscribing, sending
mail, reading the archives, and other technical steps) are posted on our main developer site. You can email most
lists without subscribing, but some lists require subscription first. Most emails
are moderated, so it won't show up on the list immediately, you may need to wait
[Detailed instructions][2] on how to use Apache email lists (subscribing, sending
email, reading the archives, and other technical steps) are available on our main developer site. You can email most
lists without subscribing, but some lists require that you subscribe first. Most emails
are moderated, so they won't show up on the list immediately. You may need to wait
a day, especially if you are new.

Please be sure your [question is on topic for the list][3], and that you have at
least checked the documentation first: everyone at Apache is a volunteer,
least checked the relevant documentation first. Everyone at Apache is a volunteer,
and if you don't do your homework, we probably can't help you.
It's also best to follow our [email etiquette guidelines][4].

# Find The Right Mailing List
# Find The Right Email List

Finding the right list helps get your question in front of people who will know
the answer. Each project at Apache uses their own dev@, user@, and
other mailing lists - so asking about Apache Tomcat on the Apache Cassandra
other email lists - so asking about Apache Tomcat on the Apache Cassandra
lists is likely going to be ignored.

Most projects have a `Mailing Lists`, `Community`, or `Contact Us` link on their homepage,
so start there if you know which project you're asking about. If you don't know which
kind of list to ask on, we have a full list of all [Apache-wide mailing lists][5].
kind of list to ask on, consult our full list of all [Apache-wide mailing lists][5].

If you have **any non-technical questions** - or a question for us here in community
development - then you should just ask here by sending mail to **`dev@community.apache.org`**!
You can also [read the archives of our dev@community][6] mailing list, to see what other people have asked.
development - ask here by sending email to **`dev@community.apache.org`**!
You can also [read the archives of our dev@community][6] email list to see what other people have asked and learned.

# Read The List Archives

Almost every list at Apache is archived publicly. This is a great way to learn about
Almost every list at Apache is archived publicly. Browsing the archives is a great way to learn about
how a community has done things in the past, or to learn about *why* a project
operates the way they do. The ASF maintains an official archive, allows both
browsing and searching through all public mail archives:
operates the way they do. The ASF maintains an official archive and allows both
browsing and searching through all public email archives:

* [https://lists.apache.org/](https://lists.apache.org/)

Several other organizations also archive many/most Apache mailing lists, and some
Several other organizations also archive many/most Apache email lists, and some
offer useful search or sending functionality:

* MarkMail [https://apache.markmail.org/](https://apache.markmail.org/) - natural language search
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[4]: /contributors/etiquette
[5]: https://www.apache.org/foundation/mailinglists.html
[6]: https://lists.apache.org/list.html?dev@community.apache.org:lte=12M:
[7]: https://mail-archive.com/search?l=all&q=apache&e=listname
[7]: https://mail-archive.com/search?l=all&q=apache&e=listname

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