re: subscribe

From:Amy O'Brien


> Your address has been added to the addresses that
> comprise this  Listserv
> List.
> Welcome to HISTONET. This is an electronic mailing
> for the exchange of
> information pertaining to histotechnology and related
> fields. 
> It contains useful information about how to use the
> list and what to do if you
> experience problems. It also includes some basic rules
> for email etiquette
> (Netiquette) which will be helpful to those who are
> to this form of
> communication.
> A list server is a computer that runs software which
> will receive incoming
> electronic mail (email) messages and reroute them
> automatically to everyone on
> the subscriber list. Email uses the vast expanse of
> Internet to allow
> almost instantaneous communication between networked
> computers around the
> world. Our system uses the LISTSTAR software from
> Quarterdeck Corporation
> (California) and can currently send about 30 messages
> minute.  With the
> present number of subscribers, we are processing about
> 10,000 outbound
> messages a day.
> Anyone interested in research or clinical applications
> of histology,
> immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization pathology,
> and electron microscopy
> may find Histonet informative and useful. Currently,
> there are more than 850
> subscribers from all over the world. Subscribers
> include hospital employees
> from major urban centers and obscure remote locales,
> university researchers,
> botanists and the employees of commercial
> government agencies,
> veterinary facilities and a wide variety of commercial
> industrial ventures. 
> The list is run by Linda R. Margraf, M.D. and Herb K.
> Hagler, Ph.D. using
> hardware and software owned by the University of Texas
> Southwestern Medical
> School, Department of Pathology in Dallas, Texas. If
> you have any questions or
> problems with Histonet please contact Linda Margraf at
> This server, unlike many systems, uses ONLY ONE
> to send commands to
> the computer and to post messages. The server will
> recognize commands sent in
> the SUBJECT line of the message and only when they are
> spelled exactly as
> listed below. Anything not identified as a command
> be circulated to
> EVERYONE on the list.
> The following is a list of commands the server
> recognizes:
> subscribe
>  Your address will be added to the list of
> You will then be able
> to send messages to this list that will be forwarded
> all other list
> subscribers. You will begin to receive all messages
> sent to the list by other
> subscribers.
> subscribe digest
>  Your address will be added to the list of subscribers
> who receive a digest
> instead of each forwarded message. A digest is a
> compilation of all the
> messages received in a 24 hour period. It is sent to
> the digest subscribers
> every night after midnight. Digest subscribers can
> and respond to
> messages the same as "real-time" subscribers.
> digests
>  A list of available digests will be returned to you.
> Histonet stores old
> messages as daily digests for approximately three 
> months. To read previous
> messages, copy the list of available  digests, mark
> dates of interest and
> return it to the server.
> unsubscribe
>  Your address will be removed from the list of
> subscribers.
>  You will no longer be able to send messages to the
> members
>  of the list.
> help
>  A list of the commands recognized by the server will
> be   returned to you.
> You may post any questions you wish pertaining to
> histology, pathology,
> in-situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry etc.
> Equipment and reagent
> evaluations, laboratory management issues, government
> regulations, and job
> opportunities are all appropriate topics. The
> University asks that we restrict
> the use of its hardware and software to business
> purposes only (occasional
> jokes do slip through but PLEASE use restraint).
> Vendors and those with
> commercial interests in histology products are welcome
> contributors however,
> we ask that blatant advertisements be avoided at all
> times. It is fine to
> refer to product that your company produces if it is
> pertinent to a topic
> being discussed on the list. Unsolicited
> are poorly tolerated
> by the members and you will likely receive a number of
> negative comments if
> you overstep the boundaries. Please contact Linda
> Margraf at
> if you are not sure
> about the appropriateness
> if a message you wish to post.
> It is most helpful to the list members if you post
> responses to queries
> to everyone on the list and not just as a personal
> reply to the person asking
> the question. That way duplicate messages are
> and we all learn from
> each other's comments.
> Likewise, if you post a question and get a number of
> responses back directly
> to you, it is helpful to everyone if you could send
> a summary of the
> replies you got to Histonet.
> Please avoid abbreviations unless they are explained
> your message. For
> example: immunohistochemistry (IHC). This list
> circulates to a wide variety of
> individuals and what seems obvious to you may have no
> meaning on the other
> side of the world.
> Please sign your letter and include your institution
> affiliation and
> location. Not all email systems have headers which
> identify the sender.
> Do use the subject line to indicate the topic of your
> message. 
> DON'T USE ONLY CAPITAL LETTERS -it is considered
> shouting. 
> Please send questions and problems about the list
> directly to Linda Margraf at
> and don't circulate
> to the >850
> subscribers on the list. Be careful when sending
> commands to the server to put
> the command in the SUBJECT LINE and spell it
> Please do not send images as attachments with your
> message. We can now post
> images at our web site ( To
> have an image posted
> send it to Herb Hagler at 
> es

Amy O'Brien
Senior Sales Director
Cybrdi, Tissue Array Industry
Office: 301.896.9484 Toll Free: 866.896.9484
Fax: 240.363.0201

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