Internet Mailing Lists

Here are a couple of the longest standing mailing lists about the Internet:

  • Help-Net. The Help-Net mailing list provided help with the Internet, and had a helpful cast of old-timers that could provide answers to most Internet related questions, although like all help resources they prefered if you have first tried to search for the answer yourself
  • RFC-DIST. The RFC-DIST mailing list announces new Request for Comments documents.


  • IMR. The Internet Monthly Report (IMR) is a monthly mailing list used to communicate Internet related issues to the Internet community. Archives were kept at, and you used to be able to join the list by sending the following command in the body of an email to the address <>:

         subscribe imr