Obviously a lot of mailing lists have been founded to discuss Emacsen. The official GnuEmacs lists are hosted at the GNU nurtury Savannah. See the Emacs project page
there for a complete list. The primary XEmacs lists are hosted by http://xemacs.org, as listed on http://xemacs.org/Lists/index.html.
The various Emacs programs might have their own lists too. Check the homepages of these proggies, and if EmacsWiki has an entry. Many of them live on Savannah or SourceForge?. Don’t worry too much about posting to a generic list though, the ever-helpful people there will redirect you to a more specific list if they considered necessary.
A directory of the lists
Lists to seek help from
- help-emacs-windows, mailto:email@example.com
- Emacs on Windows help
- help-gnu-emacs, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emacs help (also one of the EmacsNewsgroups)
Lists for development
- emacs-devel, mailto:email@example.com
- Emacs development Archive
- xemacs-beta, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- XEmacs development
- xemacs-patches, mailto:email@example.com
- XEmacs patches
- bug-gnu-emacs, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emacs bugs and feature requests, use M-x report-emacs-bug on Emacs to send stuff to the list (also one of the EmacsNewsgroups)
- emacs-pretest-bug, mailto:email@example.com
- Emacs bugs for a pretest release. As of 2008-08, merged with emacs-devel. Archive still exists.
National and regional lists
- The Brazilian Emacs users mailing list Subscribe or Archive
- The Spanish Emacs users mailing list Subscribe or Archive
- The Australian Emacs users mailing list Subscribe or Archive
- Emacs announcements. List information, Archive
- gnu-emacs-sources, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Emacs source code posts only. List information (also one of the EmacsNewsgroups).
- debian-emacsen, mailto:email@example.com
- Support and developer discussion on Emacs related packages for Debian GNU/Linux. List information
- macosx-emacs, mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Support for Emacs on Mac OS X, in particular AquamacsEmacs. List information, Archive
Mailing lists via news
Some of the EmacsNewsgroups are bidirectionally gatewayed as mailinglists, and vice versa. Generally it is better if you subscribe to newsgroups instead of mailing lists, because then the load is spread amongst many newsservers instead of one mailing list host.
Quite a lot of EmacsMailingLists are available as EmacsNewsgroups too, throught one gateway or an another. One such gateway is Gmane, where their hierarchy
gmane.emacs contains most of the Emacs-related lists available there.