Beth Shuster eoshuster at UCDAVIS.EDU
Fri Jan 5 16:54:10 EST 1996

On 1/5/96, Hilary Bates (hbates at amgen.com) wrote:

>There's no subscribe/unsubscribe procedure. You just stop logging

This is not necessarily true.  A number of us subscribe to the e-mail
version of this newsgroup and have the posts sent directly to us.
Instructions on how to subscribe/unsubscribe were last given in the latest
BIOSCI miniFAQ (which I recieved on 1/2/96).

  The following is adapted from that FAQ.  Please Note that:

  1) The procedure is different depending on which part of the world you
are from (so be sure you are reading the correct instructions) and

  2) that the "list name" for this news group is "womenbio"

  3) From the U.S., sending the following two-line message (and NOTHING
ELSE, not even a signature) to <biosci-server at net.bio.net> will remove you
from the mailing list:

        unsubscribe womenbio

Hope this helps!  (Note that you can subscribe and/or unsubscribe to
multiple bionet groups in one message - just put the command for each group
on a separate line and use "end" as the last line of your message.


Beth Shuster
Univ. of California, Davis
eoshuster at ucdavis.edu

A direct quote from the FAQ with lots more info:
3) Examples of subscribing and unsubscribing to the mailing lists.
PLEASE NOTE: The BIOSCI management does NOT act on
subscription/unsubscription requests that are posted improperly to the
newsgroups and mailing lists.  People who do this only bother everyone
on the lists to no avail.  Please be sure to follow the proper
procedures below.

Gory details are in the BIOSCI Information sheets on the Web at
http://www.bio.net.  Below we give an example utilizing the
METHODS-AND-REAGENTS list at both of our two BIOSCI sites:

Users in the Americas and Pacific Rim countries who use the BIOSCI
node at computer net.bio.net:

A) Determine the "listname" which is the <=8 character mail address
   for the group.  These can be found in the BIOSCI Info. Sheet.  For
   the METHODS-AND-REAGENTS group the mailing address is
   methods at net.bio.net.  The listname is the portion of the address to
   the left of the @ sign, i.e., "methods".  The listname is used with
   the "subscribe" and "unsubscribe" commands illustrated below.

B) Mail all commands in the body of a mail message addressed to
   biosci-server at net.bio.net.  Do NOT send commands to the newsgroup
   posting addresses!  Leave the Subject: line blank, any text on it
   will be ignored.

C) In the body of your message put one or more of the following
   commands with an "end" command on the last line, e.g.,

   subscribe methods
   unsubscribe methods

   Do NOT put your e-mail address or other text on these lines.  The
   server only allows you to cancel your subscription if the address
   on your mail header matches the address on our mailing list.
   Please ask for help at biosci-help at net.bio.net if your address has
   changed, e.g., if you know you are on the list but the server tells
   you that you are not a member.

Users in Europe, Africa, and Central Asia who use the BIOSCI node at
computer daresbury.ac.uk (also known as dl.ac.uk):

To subscribe and unsubscribe to/from the BIOSCI lists, you need to
specify the full USENET newsgroup name with "bionet-news." prepended.
The USENET newsgroup names are listed in the BIOSCI Information sheet
on the Web at http://www.bio.net/.  For the METHODS-AND-REAGENTS list
the USENET newsgroup name is bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts, thus the
appropriate commands are

    sub bionet-news.bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts

    unsub bionet-news.bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts

These commands are included in a message addressed to mxt at dl.ac.uk,
NOT to the newsgroup mailing addresses.  As usual, include the text in
the body of the message as text on the Subject: line is ignored.

To unsubscribe from all the lists at the UK node, use

    unsub bionet-news

Please note that if the address in the list is different than the one
in your mail message header, you will not be able to unsubscribe by
this method. If you have problems, please mail biosci at daresbury.ac.uk.

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