Development of the SeaMonkey Internet Application suite software wouldn't be
possible without the vibrant community of developers and users that form the
This page gives you some pointers of how to get in contact or be a part of our community.
- Newsgroups / Mailing Lists
- IRC - Internet Relay Chat
- User Support and Discussion
- Add-Ons for SeaMonkey
- Reporting a Bug
The main channels of community activity within the SeaMonkey project are the
newsgroup alt.comp.software.seamonkey, the SeaMonkey forums at mozillaZine and
our irc channel on freenode.
This page also lists other sites covering technical and other topics related to SeaMonkey.
Newsgroups / Mailing Lists
Please read the Netiquette Guidelines for posting rules and conventions.
- Newsgroup: alt.comp.software.seamonkey
The group is used for end-user and developer support. Ask any question about SeaMonkey, code, management, the project or development here.
The newsgroup is already carried by many servers right now. If your provider does not carry it you can subscribe for free via aioe.org by clicking on the following link:
subscribe to alt.comp.software.seamonkey
- Mailing List: email@example.com
The previous mozilla.support.seamonkey newsgroup has been replaced with this mailing list for end-user support. You can ask user questions about SeaMonkey here.
You can subscribe by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The list is hosted on Google groups and you can access it via Google groups support-seamonkey
You can find an archive of the old Google group here: mozilla.support.seamonkey archive
- Mailing List: email@example.com
The previous mozilla.dev.apps.seamonkey newsgroup has been replaced with this mailing list for more technical discussions. You can ask questions about code, project management and development here.
You can subscribe by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The list is hosted on Google groups and you can access it via Google groups dev-apps-seamonkey
You can find an archive of the old Google group here: mozilla.dev.apps.seamonkey archive
IRC - Internet Relay Chat
Lots of SeaMonkey developers and users also gather on IRC in the #seamonkey channel on freenode.net (This link should directly take you into the channel when you're using SeaMonkey with the ChatZilla IRC Client installed, which you should have with a full installation.)
There is also the SeaMonkey room on Matrix which bridges through to the #seamonkey channel on freenode.net. For more information on Matrix and other rooms on it, look on the Mozilla Wiki.
News from different parts of the SeaMonkey project and Mozilla projects are also published on developers' and projects' weblogs ("blogs"). Those provide current information about development and releases as well as interesting insights of what's happening in the community and can usually also be read conveniently with the built-in SeaMonkey feed reader.
- SeaMonkey Project Blog
The official SeaMonkey weblog reports about final and for-testing releases, development news and other topics related to the SeaMonkey project.
- Rainers SeaMonkey unofficial news page
Rainer is doing a great blog and always has the latest news from the SeaMonkey world for you. A corresponding blog in German is available here.
User Support and Discussion
A community product like SeaMonkey heavily relies on users building a support and discussion network to help each other with questions and problems regarding the use of the software. This is happening through the above mentioned communication channels, and in several other places, the most important of which are listed in this section.
- MozillaZine Forums
The web forums of the oldest Mozilla online magazine, covering thousands of SeaMonkey-related topics.
- Knowledge Base
Also hosted at MozillaZine, the knowledge base offers lots of help for users of our software.
Add-Ons for SeaMonkey
As SeaMonkey can be extended with numerous add-ons, there's also a vivid community of people who provide such extensions and themes. There are several websites that provide lists and install possibilities for those add-ons.
- Add-Ons for SeaMonkey
The official SeaMonkey Add-Ons website is hosted by the Thunderbird project, please use this as your primary source for add-ons.
Other Web Resources
- Bill Gianopoulos home page hosting unofficial builds
If you want to test a new build this page provides some bleeding edge releases with fixes still in review or not fully done. As with all unofficial releases be careful and have a full backup of your profile ready. Downgrading to prior versions was never and will not be supported.
Reporting a Bug
Any change that is made to SeaMonkey requires a so-called "bug" to be filed in Mozilla's bug tracking system Bugzilla. A "bug" is basically a change request and uniquely identified by a numerical ID. A bug can be about a defect in the software, a feature request or an idea of how to improve existing functionality.
Anyone can file a bug. All you need is a Bugzilla account, which is free. But since the goal is to get bugs fixed, it is vital that bug reports are as precise as possible. Please read the Bug Writing Guidelines before you file your first bug.