email subscriptions for DIN subscribers

Wayne P Rindone rindone%morgan at HARVARD.HARVARD.EDU
Tue Apr 6 13:56:14 EST 1993


    Those of you who have email subscriptions to DIN (the
Drosophila Information Newsletter) may have noticed an earlier
posting that said you would automatically get subscriptions to the
new drosophila news group on Bionet. This is *not* correct. Anyone
can choose to get an email subscription if they wish, but even DIN
subscribers need to request this according to the following
instructions from the standard BIOSCI information sheet:

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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 Internet address


                       biosci at net.bio.net

[European subscription requests should go to 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.

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DO NOT, REPEAT, DO NOT POST SUBSCRIPTION REQUESTS DIRECTLY TO ANY OF
	THE NEWSGROUP ADDRESSES.  PLEASE USE ONLY THE ADDRESS
			  biosci at net.bio.net

Your posting could go to several thousand people.  Supposing that each
person spends a couple of seconds to figure out that you did this,
before they go on to the next message.  You will have wasted the
equivalent of several hours of one person's time, not to mention
the computer time and disk storage that are wasted.
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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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AS WE NOTED ABOVE, PLEASE DO NOT SEND CANCELLATION NOTICES TO THE
NEWSGROUP E-MAIL POSTING ADDRESSES.  PLEASE USE ONLY THE ADDRESS
			  biosci at net.bio.net
FOR CANCELLATION NOTICES.
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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 net.bio.net 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.


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      In your message regarding email subscriptions, you can
refer to this news group as "dros" or "bionet.drosophila".
You can email postings to the newsgroup (*not* subscription requests)
to dros at net.bio.net or to dros at daresbury.ac.uk

					Wayne Rindone
					FlyBase at Harvard
					rindone at morgan.harvard.edu



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