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|From:||Kruno Lorkovic <email@example.com> (by way of histonet)|
From: HistoNet Server <HistoNet@Pathology.swmed.edu>
To: swansong <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Saturday, October 10, 1998 7:08 PM
Subject: re: Re: subscribe digest
>Your address has been added to the addresses that comprise this Digest
>Welcome to HISTONET. This is an electronic mailing list for the exchange of
>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 everyone
>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 employees
>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 ventures.
>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 Medical
>School, Department of Pathology in Dallas, Texas. If you have any questions
>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 to
>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
> 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
>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.
>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 if
>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 variety
>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
>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 post
>images at our web site (http://pathcuricl.swmed.edu). To have an image
>send it to Herb Hagler at email@example.com.
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