Why don't you provide searchable archives of this list?
The archives are far too large to be indexed by us. Very
complete archives that are searchable can be found here:
Alternatively, you can prepend your search on Google.com with
lists site:lists.suse.com. E.g.,
to search for lilo 1024 you would
type lists site:lists.suse.com lilo 1024 into the
Why do my replies go to the original poster and not the
We do not "munge" the mail headers by inserting a "Reply-To:
email@example.com" because it makes it more difficult for the
subscribers to handle the mail the way they want to. Your mail
client probably has a "reply" function, as well as a "reply to all"
or "reply to list". Please use the latter if you want your
message to go to the list and not just to the original
Also, please don't complain about this on the list, it has
been discussed many, many, many times in the past already.
For background information, click here
How do I get the list in digest form instead of separate
We don't offer digested lists for several reasons:
Most of our lists (especially this one) are far too large to
make digests useful. Are you really going to read an ~500K
email once per day? Yes, it's the same amount that you would
receive as separate mail, but it's easy to delete or skip
messages that don't interest you, in that case; it's not worth a
In our experience, digests tend to decrease the quality of
list postings. They do this by encouraging the sorts of
behaviors that are often considered rude or in poor
'netiquette': replying to mail with the incorrect subject
header or other headers that make it impossible for threaded
mail clients to work properly, replying to mail without reading
the entire thread first, and probably more. Of course, people
who do things like this are often the cause of huge flame wars
about proper netiquette that can go on for days, often with the
result of having very helpful and knowledgeable people leaving
the list in disgust.
Usually, when people request digests what they are really
asking for, is a way to keep the list mail from flooding
their mailbox and making it harder to find and read non-list
mail. This is a valid concern and one that is best handled
with mail filtering, not digests. If your system is
configured to use procmail to deliver mail locally (SuSE's
postfix and sendmail packages are), all you need to do is
create a file in your home directory named '.procmailrc' that
contains something like the following:
MAILDIR=$HOME/Mail # where do you keep your mail?
DEFAULT=$MAILDIR/inbox # what's your default mail box?
# if mail is from list put it in $MAILDIR/foo
Everything else will be placed in $DEFAULT. By default,
procmail creates a normal mbox formatted mail box, so if you
want to copy the file somewhere (e.g., to a PDA) you only
need to, in the above example, copy $MAILDIR/sle. Of course,
procmail is capable of much more than what this simple example
shows, so please read procmailrc(5) and procmailex(5) for more
Can I send attachments to the list?
The short answer is 'no'. We may strip attachments that
contain something other than plain text and bounce email
that only contains attachments. Likewise, HTML email is
*strongly* discouraged and may be blocked as well.
How do I contact a human regarding problems with the list?
Why do you restrict postings to subscribers?
suse-linux-e is a high-traffic mailing list with a huge number
of subscribers, because of this we want to limit crossposting and
I receive the list without problems, but whenever I try to
post or retreive the archives, my mail bounces with a warning
that only subscribers are allowed to post.
Most likely your envelope and header From addresses are
different. There's nothing necessarily wrong with this
(it's quite common on large domains, for example), but it
does make things a little more complicated. We use the
'envelope' From for authentication, not the header From. If
you don't know what any of this means, then email
firstname.lastname@example.org and ask them to subscribe you.
I just received a strange message from something called
ezmlm about bouncing messages. What's going on?
It means that a message that we attempted to deliver to you
bounced. It happens, don't worry about it. If the warning
bounces however, then your address is flagged and ezmlm will
be sending you a probe within 10 days at the latest. If that
bounces, then you are automatically unsubscribed from the list.
I'm wondering if Linux is "better" than Windows. Should I post
that questions to the list?
Please don't. It's a an extremely tired, overdiscussed topic
and rarely results in anything approaching a useful conclusion.
Questions like "I need to do BLAH and in Windows I could do it with
the BLAH program. How do I do that in Linux?" are entirely
appropriate, of course.
How do I pause deliveries from the list while I'm on
You unsubscribe before you leave and resubscribe when you
return. Please understand that you may be unsubscribed if you have
an improperly configured auto-responder (e.g., vacation(1)) that is
sending messages to the list or the other subscribers.