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Several paleo lists (long)


        Since I received several requests for information of the lists, I
went back and found the subscription instructions.  Below are the
directions to subscribe to micropal, palaeobotany list, and a coccolith

1. Micropal list

The Museum of Paleontology is pleased to announce the
Micropaleontology Bulletin Board (MicroPal) of interest to
micropaleontologists, paleontologists, biologists and geologists.
You are invited to be a charter subscriber, and
you have been placed on the mailing list.  If you do not wish to join,
please pardon me, accept my apologies, and unsubscribe as noted

Here is a general description of the new MicroPaleo mailing list:
Microfossils include a most diverse groups of organisms.  They have figured
prominently in paleobiological, biostratigraphic, and paleoenvironmental
studies for over a century.  They range in age from the oldest known
fossils (prokaryotes) at 3.5 billion years ago to modern protists and small

It is our intent to provide an informal and rapid response forum for
discussions of micropaleontology, including evolution, paleontology,
taxonomy, biostratigraphy and natural history.

We will also post notices of meetings, symposia, field trips, lecturers'
schedules, literature, software,  and other electronic happenings that
may be of interest to the micropaleontological community.

To subscribe to the list, please send email to:


Leave subject line blank.   
The first line of text of the email messagemust have this form:

   subscribe MicroPal <Your Full Name>

You will get a reply soon after saying that you have been subscribed and
the email will come pouring in.

To post to MicroPal, just email to


Your message will be distributed to all users subscribed to the list.  All
messages are archived and available via Anonymous FTP and through
the Museum of Paleontology Gopher, also maintained at

To unsubscribe send an email message to:


Leave subject line blank.   
The first line of text of the email messagemust have this form:

   unsubscribe MicroPal <Your Full Name>

To obtain a short description of the subscriber commands that the listserver
responds to send the following command to the listserver to retrieve the
archive that contains the User's Manual.

     email to listproc@ucmp1.berkeley.edu
     Leave subject blank
     On the first text line write: HELP

MicroPal is maintained by Jere H. Lipps and Allen Collins at the
Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley, CA  94720.

2. Palaeobotany list.  
Here is a copy of the letter I used to subscribe.
Leave subject line blank and have only one line of text in message (see
blow).  Posts go to palaeobotany@vax.rhbnc.ac.uk

>From mahaffy Mon Oct 11 19:44:09 1993
To: listserv@vax.rhbnc.ac.uk
Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1993 19:44:09 -0500 (CDT)
From: James Mahaffy <mahaffy>
X-Mailer: ELM [version 2.4 PL21]
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=US-ASCII
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
Content-Length: 23        
Status: RO

subscribe palaeobotany

3. This is a coccolith group announcement.  I have no idea what is on
the list.
Originator: micropal@ucmp1.berkeley.edu
From: KLING@odpwcr.ucsd.edu
Subject: Another LIST

Dear INA member
The message below should be self-explanatory, and as you can probably see
from the header to this message, I am sending it out to all the INA members
whose email address I know. I hope you join, and find it useful. Feel free
to send on a copy of this message to any colleagues of yours who might be
interested (whether INA members or not)


coccoliths@morgan.ucs.mun.ca. - A NEW MAILING LIST

Finally we have set up an email mailing list specially for discussion on
coccoliths, nannofossils, calcareous nannoplankton, INA, and any related
matters. Well actually Helen Gillespie has - she's a nanno worker at
Memorial University of  Newfoundland, who being a touch isolated from
centres of nanno study felt a special interest in email communication.
A mailing list is a form of email discussion group. Messages are sent to
the list  (coccoliths@morgan.ucs.mun.ca.) then the listserver computer in
Newfoundland automatically sends out copies to everyone else on the list. 
Anyone who wants can offer their opinion via another message mailed
directly to the original sender or to all subscribers of coccoliths. We
encourage sending to all subscribers. Very simple really - and you can
leave the list at any time by simply sending an  "unsubscribe" command.

Send the following email message  to:  listserver@morgan.ucs.mun.ca. 


SUBSCRIBE  COCCOLITHS  <first, last name> 


- Write only the two lines above - don't include a signature,  subject, 
polite hullo,  explanation of your interest, etc. (its a computer not a
person who gets the message). 
- <first, last name> put your name here, without the brackets <>
- HELP will send you a file with explanation of other commands, more about
how the system works etc. 

You should remember that there are 3 addresses involved:

coccoliths@morgan.ucs.mun.ca.   The address of the list, send messages for
broadcasting here.

listserver@morgan.ucs.mun.ca.   The listserver, send command messages to
subscribe etc. here.
These messages are sent as normal email messages but are commands to the
listserver computer. You should leave the subject field blank and not
include a "signature" (but it won't matter too much if you forget).   

helen@morgan.ucs.mun.ca.           Helen Gillespie's address, she is the
nanno worker who has set up the list and is responsible for keeping an eye
on it. Contact her if you get confused.


We (INA committee) canvassed the idea of a mailing list and 
enthusiastically accepted Helen's offer to set one up, but in the spirit of
Internet the maling list is independent and open. We will use it send out
information on INA, conferences etc., and hopefully we will gain new
members. I also rather hope the list may have a wider reach than INA does,
including for instance more of the biologists, and chemists doing lab. work
on coccolithophores.  I will be encouraging my colleagues on the EHUX
project to make use of the list.

Anything is possible, it is up to you but possibilities include
- Pleas for help on problems
- Discussion of preparation techniques, computer programs etc.
- Gripes/suggestions for the Journal of Nannoplankton Research
- News on conferences
- News on PostDoc, PhD, MSc, opportunities

Jeremy R. Young                     Tel: +44 (0)71 938 8996       
Palaeontology Dept.                  Fax: +44 (0)71 938 9277       
The Natural History Museum    INTERNET: jy@nhm.ic.ac.uk      
LONDON, SW7 5BD, UK             E-Mail Program used: Eudora   
(my E-mail address will change on 22nd June 1994 to jy@nhm.ac.uk)     

James F. Mahaffy                   e-mail: mahaffy@dordt.edu
Biology Department                 phone: 712 722-6279
Dordt College                      FAX 712 722-1198
Sioux Center, Iowa 51250