[Bioperl-l] Please remove my name from email list

Chris Dagdigian dag at sonsorol.org
Thu Nov 3 14:25:05 EST 2005

There are 1500+ people subscribed to the bioperl list and 1200+ more  
on the announce list.

If we had to manually take care of user sub/unsub actions we'd never  
be able to actually get any other work done.

Especially as EVERY SINGLE EMAIL sent through the mailing list  
contains explicit links on how to *manage your own* subscriptions.

At the footer of EVERY email you will note the following:

> Bioperl-l mailing list
> Bioperl-l at portal.open-bio.org
> http://portal.open-bio.org/mailman/listinfo/bioperl-l

Following that URL will take you to a page that will let you adjust  
your settings. You can even change your preferences to "digest" mode  
which will only send you one email per day. You need a password and  
if you don't have that handy you can just punch in your email address  
to get it sent to you.

Besides the footer in EVERY email we send out, you can also find this  
data in the header fields:

> List-Id: Bioperl Project Discussion List <bioperl-l.portal.open- 
> bio.org>
> List-Unsubscribe: <http://portal.open-bio.org/mailman/listinfo/ 
> bioperl-l>,
> 	<mailto:bioperl-l-request at portal.open-bio.org?subject=unsubscribe>
> List-Archive: <http://portal.open-bio.org/pipermail/bioperl-l>
> List-Post: <mailto:bioperl-l at portal.open-bio.org>
> List-Help: <mailto:bioperl-l-request at portal.open-bio.org?subject=help>
> List-Subscribe: <http://portal.open-bio.org/mailman/listinfo/ 
> bioperl-l>,
> 	<mailto:bioperl-l-request at portal.open-bio.org?subject=subscribe>

As the easily clickable link shows, besides the web management method  
you can also send an email to bioperl-l-request at bioperl.org with  
"unsubscribe" in the subject and the automated software will try to  
do the right thing.

And finally, when subscribing to the list you also received explicit  
instructions on how to do this.

Generally speaking, the volunteers who run the site and the mailing  
lists are only needed to manually intervene in cases where someone  
has lost access to an email account.  For every other situation the  
'self serve' methods are best.


On Nov 3, 2005, at 1:56 PM, Resch, Alissa ((NIH/NLM/NCBI)) wrote:

> Hi there,
> Please remove my email from your list.  My email box can no longer
> sustain the influx of mail.
> Thanks,
> Alissa Resch
> (resch at ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)

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