Mailing Lists

There are many PHP-related mailing lists available on our server. Most of them are archived, and all of them are available as newsgroups on our news server. You can search some mailing lists right from this website from the search page or by using the search input box selecting the appropriate option on the top-right of every page.

There is an experimental web interface for the news server at, and there are also other archives provided by Marc.


The PHP team maintains an official account on twitter, @official_php, for those interested in following news and other announcements from the PHP project.

Mailing List Posting guidelines

When posting to mailing lists or newsgroups, please keep the following in mind:

  • Use a valid email address. Every new poster's email address is checked for validity through confirmation.
  • Send plain ASCII messages, no HTML-formatted emails please.
  • Turn on word wrapping so your entire message doesn't show up on a single line.
  • Be sure to click Reply-All to reply to list. Clicking Reply will email the author of the message privately.
  • No attachments please, just post a URL if you want someone to look at something.
  • Don't GPG/PGP sign your messages. If you want people to be able to send you encrypted email, stick your key-locator in your signature
  • Don't hijack other peoples' threads. To post on a new topic, start a new message, don't reply and just change the subject.
  • Check the archives before posting a question, chances are it has already been asked and answered a few times.
  • When asking a question, don't just tell us, "it doesn't work". Tell us what you are trying to accomplish, a short code snippet showing how you tried to solve it, what you expected to get and what you got instead.

And make sure you have read our Mailinglist Rules.

General Mailing Lists

General mailing lists for PHP usersModeratedArchiveNewsgroupNormalDigest
Announcements <>
Announcements of new PHP releases are sent to this very low-volume list
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General user list <>
This is a high volume list for general PHP support; ask PHP questions here
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Windows PHP users list <>
Using PHP on Microsoft Windows
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Subject specific lists for PHP usersModeratedArchiveNewsgroupNormalDigest
Installation issues and problems <>
How to install PHP with particular configurations and servers
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Databases and PHP <>
This list is for the discussion of PHP database topics
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Unicode and Internationalization <>
Unicode support, Internationalization (i18n) and localization (l10n) issues and features
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PHP evangelism mailing list <>
A list for people interested in promoting PHP and learning good reasons to support PHP in the enterprise
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PHP SOAP list <>
List for the SOAP developers
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Non-English language mailing listsModeratedArchiveNewsgroupNormalDigest
Spanish PHP Mailing list <>
List for Spanish speaking people interested in PHP
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Internals Mailing Lists

PHP and Zend Engine internals listsModeratedArchiveNewsgroupNormalDigest
Internals list <>
A medium volume list for those who want to help out with the development of PHP
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Windows Internals list <>
A low volume list for those who want to help out with the development of PHP on Windows
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Git commit list <>
All commits to internals (php-src) and the Zend Engine are posted to this list automatically
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Git pull requests <>
Pull requests from Github
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Quality Assurance list <>
List for the members of the PHP-QA Team
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General bugs <>
General bug activity are posted here
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PHP Standardization and interoperability list <>
Development of language standards
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PHP internal website mailing listsModeratedArchiveNewsgroupNormalDigest
PHP internal infrastructure discussion <>
List for discussing and maintaining the web infrastructure.
For general PHP support questions, see "General Mailing Lists" or the support page
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PHP documentation mailing listsModeratedArchiveNewsgroupNormalDigest
Documentation discussion <>
List for discussing the PHP documentation
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Documentation changes and commits <>
Changes to the documentation are posted here
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Documentation bugs <>
Documentation bug activity (translations, sources, and build system) are posted here
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Warning: The PHP users mailing list gets close to 1500-2000 messages per month currently. Do the math. That translates to about 60 messages per day. If your mailbox can't handle this sort of traffic you might want to consider subscribing to the digest list instead (two messages per day), using the news server, or reading the mailing list using the archives.

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Mailing list options

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Other PHP related mailing lists

Find the PEAR lists, the PECL lists, and the PHP-GTK lists on their own pages.

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