BIO-AUTH List Subscription Options

James H. Beach jbeach at NSF.GOV
Tue Feb 25 09:14:41 CST 1997


In my posting yesterday about the BIO-AUTH list I should have mentioned
subscription information, here it is.

J. Beach

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                  BIO-AUTH List Quick Reference Card

Discussion List for the Cooperative Development and Maintenance of
            On-line Authority Works in Systematic Biology

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               Use the following addresses & commands:

BIO-AUTH at CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU  [to send a message to the entire list]

LISTSERV at CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU [to change your subscription status]
  to subscribe send this message:    subscribe bio-auth your name
  to unsubscribe send this message:  unsubscribe bio-auth

BIO-AUTH-REQUEST at CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU [to contact the management or to
  solve any problem requiring human intervention.]

SEND THESE COMMANDS IN A MESSAGE TO: LISTSERV at CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU

  TO GET BIO-AUTH LISTSERV INFORMATION:

    HELP                    [to receive a list of LISTSERV commands]
    INFO REFCARD            [to receive a LISTSERV user manual]


  TO START OR STOP BIO-AUTH SUBSCRIPTION:

    UNSUBSCRIBE BIO-AUTH            [to terminate your own subscription]
    SUBSCRIBE BIO-AUTH Your Name    [to start a subscription]

  TO CHANGE BIO-AUTH MAIL OPTIONS:

    SET BIO-AUTH NOMAIL      [to receive no mail but still be counted
                               as a Taxacom subscriber for posting
                               privileges (see below)]
    SET BIO-AUTH MAIL        [to receive mail, *DEFAULT SETTING* for
                               new subscribers]
    SET BIO-AUTH DIGEST      [to receive all messages each day within
                               a single mailing]
    SET BIO-AUTH INDEX       [to receive a short index each day of that
                             day's mailings (author, subject, date, size)
                             within a single message, individual
                             messages can then be requested via e-mail]

    QUERY BIO-AUTH          [to check the state of your subscription]
    INDEX BIO-AUTH          [to obtain a list of monthly archive files]

    REVIEW BIO-AUTH BY COUNTRY   [to list all Bio-Auth members by country]
    REVIEW BIO-AUTH BY NAME      [to list all Bio-Auth members by name]




BIO-AUTH POSTING POLICY

In order to minimize the nuisance of junk mail to the list, posting to
Bio-Auth is restricted to subscribers only.

This helps to reduce spamming but adds a little overhead to managing the
list.  It is not uncommon for existing subscribers to find that a posting
to the Bio-Auth has been rejected by the listserver as being from a
non-subscriber.  This situation usually occurs for one of two reasons: 1)
your institution has changed your actual e-mail address, usually by a
small change to the domain name, or 2) a person subscribed under another
account and is receiving forwarded mail to a new address - one not on the
Bio-Auth list.

In the latter case, the solution is to unsubscribe yourself from the
original account and resubscribe from your new account.  If your domain
name has changed without your action, send an e-mail to:

        bio-auth-request at cmsa.berkeley.edu

and we will delete you from the list at your old address.  Once you
resubscribe, you will be able to post messages again.

A related situation may arise, when a person reads Bio-Auth on the WWW
interface, and does not wish to subscribe but wants to post messages.  In
these cases we recommend that you subscribe to the list with the 'SET
NOMAIL' option in your subscription e-mail to the list.  Then you will be
recognized as a subscriber for posting purposes but receive no mail.

If you need help, please, do not hesitate to contact the management
at: Bio-Auth-request at cmsa.berkeley.edu.  We will be glad to help you.


                  We hope you will enjoy BIO-AUTH
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Revised: 24 February 1997




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