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Email Listservs and Descriptions

  1. The all_bio@biology.ucsd.edu email list has all members of the Division of Biology automatically enrolled and does not allow members to be removed. The Dean's office staff moderates the list, forwarding only messages related to Division business and relevant to all members of the Division. This list is expected to be a very low bandwidth list.
  2. The biodivision-lab-misc-l@ucsd.edu list has been created for research related email such as questions about equipment, procedures, etc. All academics, grad students and research staff in the Division as of 5/7/01 have been enrolled. Anyone can add themselves to this list (including people outside of the Division of Biology) and anyone on the list can remove themselves using the instructions at the link below (This list is located on UCSD's central servers).
  3. The biodivision-misc-l@ucsd.edu has been created. It is unmoderated. No one has been automatically enrolled, but anyone in the division (or outside the division) can enroll or remove themselves at will, using the instructions at the link below (This list is located on UCSD's central servers).

UCSD Listserv Subscribe/Unsubscribe

You may subscribe or unsubscribe to any of the various campus mailing lists by sending email to listserv@ucsd.edu. In this message, you must leave the subject line blank, then enter up to 20 of the following commands in the body of your message. Commands must be entered one per line, with no commas or other punctuation separating them. Note: be sure to replace 'listname' with the name of the mailing list you are interested in, and replace 'address' with your email address.

UCSD Listserv Commands

A command must be the first word on each line in the message. Lines which do not start with a command word are ignored. If no commands were found in the entire message, the help file will be returned to the user. A single message may contain multiple commands; a separate response will be sent for each.

Please note that it IS possible to add or delete someone else's subscription on a mailing list. This facility is provided so that subscribers may alter their own subscriptions from a new or different email account. There is, therefore, some potential for abuse. We have chosen to limit this by mailing a confirmation notification of any addition or deletion to the address the request is regarding. That notification includes a copy of the original request so the subscribed or unsubscribed user knows who submitted the request.

Command Action
HELP Lists the general listserver help file. This is also sent whenever a message to listserv is received from which no valid command could be found.
HELP listname Lists a brief description of the maillist requested.
INDEX Lists all the maillists available for subscription.
LONGINDEX Lists all the maillists available for subscription, and their descriptions.
ADD listname
DELETE listname
or
ADD address listname
DELETE address listname
Adds or deletes the given address to or from the list specified. Mail is sent to the address given to confirm the add or delete operation. For on-campus users, we strongly recommend that you use your campus registered mailname when subscribing (i.e., use the second form of the command which includes a specification of the address). If you omit the 'address', the command will assume the mailbox that is in the From: line of the message. Note that SUBSCRIBE or SUB can be used in place of ADD; UNSUBSCRIBE or UNSUB for DELETE.
DELETE-ALL
or
DELETE-ALL address
Unsubscribes given address from all mailing lists. Mail is sent the address given to confirm the deletions. If you omit the 'address' the command will assume the mailbox that is in the From: line of the message. Note that the commands UNSUB-ALL and UNSUBSCRIBE-ALL will also have the same effect.
LIST
LIST address
Lists all mailing lists to which the given address is subscribed. If you omit the 'address' the command will assume the mailbox is in the from line.
FAQ listname Sends a list of "Frequently Asked Questions" for the appropriate mailing list.
FAQ Sends an index of available FAQ's.