Mailing lists

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Name Purpose Lang
gnupg-announce Release announcements (low-traffic) en
gnupg-users General discussion and help en
gnupg-br Help among Portuguese/Brazil speaking users br
gnupg-de Help among German speaking users de
gnupg-pt Help among Portuguese speaking users pt
gnupg-es Help among Spanish speaking users es
gnupg-ru Help among Russian speaking users ru
gnupg-devel Development discussion and bug tracking en
gcrypt-devel Development of Libgcrypt en

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Other discussion groups

There are also several other country-specific mailing-lists to subscribe to. It is important to note that these mailing-lists are not hosted on the GnuPG servers, but are of great help for all of those who feel more confortable when speaking their own native language.

GnuPG News Japan
Discussion group for Japanese users.
Mailing list dedicated to GnuPG users who speak Italian.

IRC and Jabber

The channel #gnupg on is a place to talk about all gnupg related topics.

The core GnuPG developers use the Jabber MUC gnupg-devel at chat dot for their day to day work. Visitors are welcome.