A mailing list is an email forwarding service for subscribers. People set up a mailing list to distribute information about a certain topic. If you are interested in the topic, you can subscribe and then start receiving messages via email. You can also email your questions or relevant information to the mailing list which will then forward them to all other subscribers. Some people call "mailing list" the email discussion group.
Nabble provides a web archive/gateway to mailing lists.
Nabble works as a web archive to mailing lists to allow search and browsing. Also it allows web users to post messages through Nabble which then forwards it as an email to the mailing list. This means web users can join an email discussion through the web and all users are in sync.
Nabble supports many mailing list software. For all the supported listserv software, Nabble conforms with the mailing list's subscription policy. This means that a user will need to become a subscriber to a mailing list before he can post through the Nabble web archive.
Please note: being a registered Nabble user does not mean you are a subscriber to a mailing list. Each mailing list requires separate subscription.
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