BIOSCI Newsgroups Information

David Kristofferson kristoff at NET.BIO.NET
Tue Dec 1 04:02:01 EST 1992


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      THE BIOSCI ELECTRONIC NEWSGROUP NETWORK INFORMATION SHEET

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This is the BIOSCI information sheet for Europe and Central Asia.  If 
you are located in the Americas or the Pacific Rim countries, please 
request that version of the BIOSCI information sheet by sending e-mail 
to the Internet address:

                       biosci at net.bio.net.

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Introduction
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The BIOSCI newsgroup network was developed to allow easy worldwide
communications between biological scientists who work on a variety of
computer networks.  By having distribution sites or "nodes" on each
major network, BIOSCI allows its users to contact people around the
world without having to learn a variety of computer addressing tricks.
Any user can simply post a message to his/her regional BIOSCI node and
copies of that message will be distributed automatically to all other
subscribers on all of the participating networks, including the
Internet, USENET, BITNET, EARN, NETNORTH, HEANET, and JANET.


E-mail Subscription Requests and other Information
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If you need to receive BIOSCI messages by e-mail, please send all
subscription requests, subscription cancellations, or any other
questions about using BIOSCI to the JANET address


                       biosci at daresbury.ac.uk


As your request will be read by a human, there is no need for special
syntax in your message.  Simply select the newsgroups from the list
below to which you would like to subscribe.

Please be sure to use the biosci address above and **DO NOT** request
subscriptions by posting messages to the newsgroup mailing addresses.
Posting to the newsgroup addresses sends copies of your request to
hundreds of people around the world and wastes network resources.

PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU HAVE ACCESS TO USENET NEWS YOU DO NOT NEED AN
E-MAIL SUBSCRIPTION!!  Simply read and post to the newsgroups in the
"bionet" newsgroup heirarchy using your USENET news software (e.g.,
readnews, rn, vnews, ANU-NEWS, postnews).

WE STRONGLY ENCOURAGE ALL INTERESTED USERS TO EXPLORE GETTING USENET
NEWS SOFTWARE AT YOUR SITE.  THE SOFTWARE IS IN THE PUBLIC DOMAIN, AND
YOU WILL FIND IT MUCH MORE CONVENIENT THAN SUBSCRIBING TO NEWSGROUPS
BY E-MAIL.  Please consult your systems manager or contact
biosci at net.bio.net for assistance if needed.


Canceling E-mail Subscriptions
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If you have subscribed to a newsgroup and are now leaving an
institution or changing your e-mail address, it is IMPERATIVE that you
send a note to biosci at daresbury.ac.uk and cancel your subscription!
Non-existent addresses or overflowing mailboxes cause computer mail
programs to send back "daemon" messages which might bother everybody
on the newsgroup.  We will immediately remove any address causing such
a problem, but would prefer it if you would notify us in advance as a
courtesy to the rest of the user community.


Interruption of E-mail Service
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It is our policy to remove any address from our mailing lists which
becomes inaccessible and causes mail to bounce back to the sender.
This might happen to you if your local computer or network fails for a
significant period of time.  If you notice that you are no longer
receiving BIOSCI postings, it may be because your address was removed
for the above reason.  It will be necessary for you to contact
biosci at daresbury.ac.uk and resubscribe.  Due to time limitations it is
not possible for us to check back on troublesome addresses.


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