Subscribing to ECOPHYS

hafiz maherali h-maher at students.uiuc.edu
Sat Dec 12 14:22:11 EST 1998





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Subscribing to this group:
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IF YOU USE USENET NEWS (the vastly superior, better organized, and
thus timesaving means of participating in newsgroups as opposed to
archaic e-mail subscriptions!!): you need do nothing other than
participate in bionet.ecology.physiology when it appears in your
newsreader.  Depending upon your news software, this may entail having
to answer a prompt indicating that you want to subscribe.  You might
also try the command "g bionet.ecology.physiology" in rn-like
newsreaders in order to add the group to your newsgroup list.

IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE BY EMAIL AND IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN EUROPE,
AFRICA, OR CENTRAL ASIA: please send the word

help

in the body of your message to MXT at dl.ac.uk to retrieve general server
usage instructions.  To subscribe to the ECOPHYSIOLOGY list, first
be sure that you are sending mail from the address at which you wish
to receive news postings, and then send
the command

SUB bionet-news.bionet.ecology.physiology

to MXT at dl.ac.uk.  This message will be automatically read by the
computer and your e-mail address will be extracted from the mail
header and added to the list.


IF YOU WISH TO PARTICIPATE BY EMAIL AND IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE
AMERICAS OR THE PACIFIC RIM: log in to the computer account in which
you would like to receive mail (not an account that you use
infrequently) and send a mail message to the Internet address

biosci-server at net.bio.net

Leave the Subject: line of the message blank and enter the following
line into the body of the mail message:

subscribe ecophys


This message will be automatically read by our computer.  Your e-mail
address will be extracted from the mail header and added to the list.


Canceling your e-mail subscription:
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IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN EUROPE, AFRICA, OR CENTRAL ASIA: first be sure
that you are sending mail from the address at which you signed up to
receive news postings, and then send the command (in the body of your
mail message)

UNSUB bionet-news.bionet.ecology.physiology

to MXT at dl.ac.uk.  This message will be automatically read by the
computer, and your e-mail address will be extracted from the mail
header and removed from the list.

IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN THE AMERICAS OR THE PACIFIC RIM: send a message
to biosci-server at net.bio.net exactly as described above for
subscribing except include the text

unsubscribe ecophys

in the body of the message.  Please be sure to send the message from
the account whose address matches the one on the list.  If your
address differs, we will be notified automatically and will remove you
manually from the list if we can determine your old address.  Please
contact biosci-help at net.bio.net if you have problems.


IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM:
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Please send a message to one of the following addresses depending upon
your location

Address                              Location
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biosci at daresbury.ac.uk               Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
biosci-help at net.bio.net              Americas and the Pacific Rim

and someone on the staff will help you.  PLEASE DO NOT send mail to
our personal e-mail addresses as this will delay a response to your
request for help.


How to post a message to the group:
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If you use news, simply post a message into
bionet.ecology.physiology.  Be sure to set your "Distribution:" to
"world" (omit the quotes) or else the message might not leave your
site!!

To post by e-mail, mail your message to one of the following addresses
depending upon your location:

Posting Address                      Location
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ecophys at daresbury.ac.uk              Europe, Africa, and Central Asia
ecophys at net.bio.net                  Americas and the Pacific Rim

Your message will forwarded to the moderator for review and may or may
not be posted depending upon whether or not your message conforms to
the newsgroup purpose and moderation policy.

PLEASE DO NOT SEND SUBSCRIPTION REQUESTS TO THE POSTING ADDRESSES!
Please use the e-mail server addresses as indicated above.


How to reply to a message on the group:
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If you are using a newsreader, simply use the reply or follow-up
command on your newsreader (generally "r" or "f" but these vary from
program to program) to send either private or public replies.

If you are using e-mail, replies to messages that you receive will
*NOT* be automatically returned to the group.  This is the standard
for Internet mailing lists as opposed to BITNET LISTSERVs which often
send all replies back to everyone.  You must be certain that your
reply contains either of the two newsgroup posting addresses above in
your message header if you want to share it with everyone on the
group.  Otherwise in most cases your reply may go back to only the
original poster of the message to which you are replying.  Private
messages addressed to the original poster of the message are not
reviewed by the moderator but postings to the newsgroup address will
be.

ALWAYS be certain that you examine the address on your messages before
you send them!!!  Since this is a moderated group, you may be able to
cancel a message sent by mistake if you contact the moderator promptly
before he/she posts the message.  On unmoderated newsgroups, there
would be no way to stop a mistaken message.

Some non-Internet compliant mail systems may attempt to send replies
to our error-trapping address called BIOSCI-REQUEST.  If yours does
this, please be sure to readdress your message to ecophys at net.bio.net or
ecophys at daresbury.ac.uk if you want to send it to the newsgroup.


How to look at archives of the list:
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Archives for ECOPHYSIOLOGY/bionet.ecology.physiology are available on
the World Wide Web.  The URL is http://www.bio.net/.  Click on the
BIOSCI/bionet archives hypertext link and then look in the
ECOPHYSIOLOGY directory.

Archives are also accessible via anonymous FTP at net.bio.net
[204.31.212.2].  Look in the directory pub/BIOSCI/ECOPHYSIOLOGY for
posting archives.  Each file is assigned a date such as 9501 for
January 1995.  Please note that ours is a UNIX system and all file and
directory names are case-sensitive, i.e., upper case file names are
different from lower case names.

You can also access these same files via Gopher if you start a gopher
session using net.bio.net as your gopher server.  The files are in the
ECOPHYSIOLOGY directory.  Postings to bionet.ecology.physiology are
also WAIS indexed and can be searched via either WWW or gopher or WAIS
at our site.  In the WWW and gopher the option at net.bio.net is
"Search Bionet USENET Articles" and in WAIS one should use the WAIS
source biosci.src.  This is a WAIS index of all BIOSCI/bionet messages
including this newsgroup.  Please see the BIOSCI FAQ for details.  The
FAQ can be requested from biosci-help at net.bio.net.






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