Code of Conduct

Our Pledge

We as members, contributors, and leaders pledge to make participation in our
community a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of age, body
size, visible or invisible disability, ethnicity, sex characteristics, gender
identity and expression, level of experience, education, socio-economic status,
nationality, personal appearance, race, religion, or sexual identity
and orientation.

We pledge to act and interact in ways that contribute to an open, welcoming,
diverse, inclusive, and healthy community.

Our Standards

Examples of behavior that contributes to a positive environment for our
community include:

  • Demonstrating empathy and kindness toward other people
  • Being respectful of differing opinions, viewpoints, and experiences
  • Giving and gracefully accepting constructive feedback
  • Accepting responsibility and apologizing to those affected by our mistakes,
    and learning from the experience
  • Focusing on what is best not just for us as individuals, but for the
    overall community

Examples of unacceptable behavior include:

  • The use of sexualized language or imagery, and sexual attention or
    advances of any kind
  • Trolling, insulting or derogatory comments, and personal or political attacks
  • Public or private harassment
  • Publishing others’ private information, such as a physical or email
    address, without their explicit permission
  • Other conduct which could reasonably be considered inappropriate in a
    professional setting

Content Policy

So we can spend more time discussing and less time cleaning, please make an effort to contribute quality content.

Please make a good-faith effort to add value to the conversation. Get to know the categories and tags, and use them as appropriate for your content to the best of your ability. Reply to existing threads about a given topic where possible, rather than starting duplicate conversations.

  • Use the like button rather than only posting something like “+1” or “Agreed”.
  • Don’t cross-post the same essential thing in multiple topics.
  • Don’t divert a topic by changing it midstream.
  • Don’t post anything that belongs to someone else without permission.
  • Don’t post descriptions of, links to, or methods for stealing someone’s intellectual property (software, video, audio, images), or for breaking any other law.
  • Don’t sign your posts — every post has your profile information attached to.
  • Remember to debate ideas, never people.
  • Don’t “bump” conversations or tag individuals/groups with the sole purposes of speeding up response times.

Additionally, no spam. Do not post any content which is intended primarily for promotional purposes or creating backlinks. The one exception to this rule is promoting Mailspring plugins and themes, in the appropriate dedicated category, or in response to a question, issue, or feature request as appropriate.

Enforcement Responsibilities

Everyone is responsible for flagging and reporting violations of this Code of Conduct.
Community members are strongly encouraged to report violations rather than
engaging with violators by replying.

Community leaders are responsible for clarifying and enforcing our standards of
acceptable behavior and will take appropriate and fair corrective action in
response to any behavior that they deem inappropriate, threatening, offensive,
or harmful.

Community leaders have the right and responsibility to remove, edit, or reject
comments, commits, code, wiki edits, issues, and other contributions that are
not aligned to this Code of Conduct, and will communicate reasons for moderation
decisions when appropriate.


This Code of Conduct applies within all community spaces, and also applies when
an individual is officially representing the community in public spaces.
Examples of representing our community include using an official e-mail address,
posting via an official social media account, or acting as an appointed
representative at an online or offline event.


Instances of abusive, harassing, or otherwise unacceptable behavior may be
reported to the community leaders responsible for enforcement either through the flag feature on our Discourse, or by sending an email to
All complaints will be reviewed and investigated promptly and fairly.

All community leaders are obligated to respect the privacy and security of the
reporter of any incident.

Enforcement Guidelines

Community leaders will follow these Community Impact Guidelines in determining
the consequences for any action they deem in violation of this Code of Conduct:

1. Correction

Community Impact: Use of inappropriate language or other behavior deemed
unprofessional or unwelcome in the community.

Consequence: A private, written warning from community leaders, providing
clarity around the nature of the violation and an explanation of why the
behavior was inappropriate. A public apology may be requested.

2. Warning

Community Impact: A violation through a single incident or series
of actions.

Consequence: A warning with consequences for continued behavior. No
interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction with
those enforcing the Code of Conduct, for a specified period of time. This
includes avoiding interactions in community spaces as well as external channels
like social media. Violating these terms may lead to a temporary or
permanent ban.

3. Temporary Ban

Community Impact: A serious violation of community standards, including
sustained inappropriate behavior.

Consequence: A temporary ban from any sort of interaction or public
communication with the community for a specified period of time. No public or
private interaction with the people involved, including unsolicited interaction
with those enforcing the Code of Conduct, is allowed during this period.
Violating these terms may lead to a permanent ban.

4. Permanent Ban

Community Impact: Demonstrating a pattern of violation of community
standards, including sustained inappropriate behavior, harassment of an
individual, or aggression toward or disparagement of classes of individuals.

Consequence: A permanent ban from any sort of public interaction within
the community.


This Code of Conduct is adapted from the Contributor Covenant,
version 2.0, available at

The Content Policy is inspired by the Discourse FAQ.

Community Impact Guidelines were inspired by
Mozilla’s code of conduct enforcement ladder.

For answers to common questions about this code of conduct, see the FAQ at Translations are available