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    Dear Biomch-L subscribers,

    Since about one week, a new LISTSERV version (1.7f) is serving
    Biomch-L. There are many new features, but all old commands
    should still work. Some important changes:

    (1) The LISTSERV documentation file is now called LISTSERV MEMO
    (was: LISTEARN MEMO). To obtain the file, send the command 'get
    listserv memo' to LISTSERV@NIC.SURFNET.NL (Internet) or
    LISTSERV@HEARN (Bitnet). This documentation is for version 1.5d,
    I don't know if, or where, a more recent one can be found.
    LISTSERV also responds to the command 'help'.

    (2) The command 'review biomch-l (countries' now sorts the
    subscribers by country (was: alphabetically), which makes it a
    lot easier to find a specific address.

    (3) There are two new distribution options: DIGEST and INDEX.
    These come in addition to the existing options MAIL and NOMAIL.
    If you send 'set biomch-l digest' to LISTSERV, you will no longer
    get individual messages, but every day one combination of all
    messages. With 'set biomch-l index', you just get an index so
    you can ask LISTSERV to send only those messages which are
    interesting. Use 'set biomch-l mail' to go back to normal

    Many thanks to David Pickles for
    discovering and testing this new feature.

    At this moment, digest and index messages are created daily. If
    anyone is interested in using these features, please tell me if
    daily, weekly, or monthly digests are preferred.

    Finally: It is a lot of work to keep Biomch-L working, and my
    co-moderators Krystyna Gielo-Perczak and
    Christoph Reinschmidt are doing most
    of that now. Thanks!

    For more information, see the file BIOMCH-L GUIDE. If you do not
    have it, send the command 'get biomch-l guide' to LISTSERV.


    -- Ton van den Bogert
    Biomch-L moderator