----- Original Message -----
From: HistoNet Server
To: Mike Clark
Sent: Wednesday, June 05, 2002 6:59 AM
Subject: re: subscribe
> Your address has been added to the addresses that comprise this Listserv
> Welcome to HISTONET. This is an electronic mailing list for the exchange
> information pertaining to histotechnology and related fields.
> PLEASE SAVE THIS MESSAGE.
> It contains useful information about how to use the list and what to do if
> experience problems. It also includes some basic rules for email etiquette
> (Netiquette) which will be helpful to those who are new to this form of
> WHAT IS A LISTSERVER?
> A list server is a computer that runs software which will receive incoming
> electronic mail (email) messages and reroute them automatically to
> the subscriber list. Email uses the vast expanse of the 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 a minute. With the
> present number of subscribers, we are processing about 10,000 outbound
> messages a day.
> WHO SHOULD SUBSCRIBE?
> Anyone interested in research or clinical applications of histology,
> immunohistochemistry, in-situ hybridization pathology, and electron
> may find Histonet informative and useful. Currently, there are more than
> subscribers from all over the world. Subscribers include hospital
> from major urban centers and obscure remote locales, university
> botanists and the employees of commercial laboratories, government
> veterinary facilities and a wide variety of commercial industrial
> WHO RUNS HISTONET?
> 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
> School, Department of Pathology in Dallas, Texas. If you have any
> problems with Histonet please contact Linda Margraf at
> HOW DOES THE LIST WORK?
> This server, unlike many systems, uses ONLY ONE ADDRESS to send commands
> the computer and to post messages. The server will recognize commands sent
> the SUBJECT line of the message and only when they are spelled exactly as
> listed below. Anything not identified as a command will be circulated to
> EVERYONE on the list.
> The following is a list of commands the server recognizes:
> Your address will be added to the list of subscribers. You will then be
> to send messages to this list that will be forwarded to all other list
> subscribers. You will begin to receive all messages sent to the list by
> subscribe digest
> Your address will be added to the list of subscribers who receive a
> 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
> every night after midnight. Digest subscribers can post and respond to
> messages the same as "real-time" subscribers.
> A list of available digests will be returned to you. Histonet stores old
> messages as daily digests for approximately three months. To read
> messages, copy the list of available digests, mark the dates of interest
> return it to the server.
> 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.
> A list of the commands recognized by the server will be returned to
> WHAT ARE THE RULES?
> 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
> 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
> 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 advertisements are poorly
> by the members and you will likely receive a number of negative comments
> you overstep the boundaries. Please contact Linda Margraf at
> LMargraf@childmed.dallas.tx.us if you are not sure about the
> if a message you wish to post.
> BASIC HISTONET "NETIQUETTE"
> It is most helpful to the list members if you post your responses to
> to everyone on the list and not just as a personal reply to the person
> the question. That way duplicate messages are minimized and we all learn
> each other's comments.
> Likewise, if you post a question and get a number of responses back
> to you, it is helpful to everyone if you could send out a summary of the
> replies you got to Histonet.
> Please avoid abbreviations unless they are explained in your message. For
> example: immunohistochemistry (IHC). This list circulates to a wide
> 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 or 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
> LMargraf@childmed.dallas.tx.us and don't circulate them to the >850
> subscribers on the list. Be careful when sending commands to the server to
> the command in the SUBJECT LINE and spell it correctly.
> Please do not send images as attachments with your message. We can now
> images at our web site (http://pathcuri1.swmed.edu). To have an image
> send it to Herb Hagler at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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