Lost message

David Kristofferson kristoff at net.bio.net
Wed Jan 4 20:42:19 EST 1995

In article <1995Jan4.125135.551 at cc.ruu.nl>,
Jerry Thomas  <jerry at boc.chem.ruu.nl> wrote:
>r.jefferis at bham.ac.uk (Roy Jefferis) wrote:
>> Since I responded to one of your messages I notice that my first message
>> to this Newsgroup seems to have been "lost". This was the one titled 
>> "glycosylation of receptors". Do you now how this came about and/or how 
>> it can be avoided. I assume it has been deleted from everyones file - 
>> correct ?
>If you are losing old postings, then the _problem_ may well be with 
>your local host:
>Your host system stores all of its Usenet messages in one place, which everybody
>with an account on the system can access. That way, no matter how many people 
>actually read a given message,each host system has to store only one copy of it.
>Your local host is unlikely to keep all postings available to you indefinitely.
>You must therefore save them yourself. 

The above answer is correct but omits to mention that you can ask your
news administrator to set a longer expiration period for each
newsgroup locally.  Typical settings are in the range of 5 - 10 days
(much faster for alt.* USENET groups generally).  You might want to
ask your news administrator to keep bionet newsgroup messages longer
than other domains.

If a message has disappeared, you can search the BIOSCI/bionet
archives by gophering to net.bio.net or via Mosaic to URL

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