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From:Gerrit Koopman <>
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Date:30 Jun 99 09:15:03 +0200

                      RE>re: subscribe                             30-06-1999


Date: 22-12-1998 16:28

To: Gerrit Koopman

From: HistoNet Server

Please could you unsubscribe me.

Gerrit Koopman

Your address has been added to the addresses that comprise this  Listserv


Welcome to HISTONET. This is an electronic mailing list 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 new to this form of



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 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.


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 laboratories, 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 ADDRESS 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 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 able

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 other


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 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 previous

messages, copy the list of available  digests, mark the dates of interest and

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 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 advertisements 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 your 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 minimized 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 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 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 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 Margraf at and don't circulate them 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 correctly.

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 


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