Mailing lists and bug reports

Mailing lists and bug reports — Getting help with GMime

Filing a bug report or feature request

If you encounter a bug, misfeature, or missing feature in GMime, please file a bug report at We'd also appreciate reports of incomplete or misleading information in the GMime documentation; file those against the "docs" component of the "gmime" product in Bugzilla.

The bug tracker should definitely be used for feature requests, it's not only for bugs. We track all GMime development in Bugzilla, so it's the way to be sure the GMime developers won't forget about an issue.

Submitting Patches

If you develop a bugfix or enhancement for GMime, please file that in Bugzilla as well. Bugzilla allows you to attach files; please attach a patch generated by the diff utility, using the -u option to make the patch more readable. All patches must be offered under the terms of the LGPLv2.1 license, so be sure you are authorized to give us the patch under those terms.

If you want to discuss your patch before or after developing it, mail, but be sure to file the Bugzilla report as well, this way it's less likely to slip through the cracks.

Mailing lists

There is currently only one mailing-list devoted to GMime itself which is for both the development of and development with GMime. You can subscribe to this list at