The AACA Educational Listserver has been serving members and non-member anatomists for almost 20 years.
Please read the following information about the list.
Todd R. Olson
In March of 1995, the Association opened a listserve address (AACA List) that distributes messages to over 1600 individuals, including non-members, around the globe. Since its inception, over 15,000 messages on a wide variety of topics have gone out to subscribers (average less than 1 per day). Topics of these messages include: information about the Association's activities, upcoming anatomical conferences, the Visible Human Project, embryology image databases, anomalies, nomenclature, the value of dissection, cadaver supplies and availability, donor/willed body programs, embalming procedures, lab safety and OSHA standards as it relates to phenol and formaldehyde levels, the practices of body parts brokers across the county, comments on computer programs, and a wide variety of curriculum and teaching issues.
FEATURES & PROTECTION:
Three major additions have been added to the List's operation that help to make it safe and spam-free:
First, at the end of 2001, Einstein installed a centralized institutional virus scanning system on the main e-mail server which manages the AACA list. All messages sent to the list are scanned both on receipt from its originator and on distribution to each individual addressee on the list.
Second, the AACA List is now Attachment free. ALL attachments will be STRIPPED from every incoming message - regardless of whether they are clean or infected - before it is distributed. ATTACHMENTS are the primary infection vector and they will no longer be distributed via this List.
The third feature is that the List is now moderated. We screen all messages to prevent spam and other junk from being sent out to you. The last of these new functions will, unfortunately, create a time delay between when you send your message and when it is distributed.
To send a message to be distributed to the List, address your e-mail to:
HOUSEKEEPING #1: This is a Moderated.
All messages sent to will be read prior to distribution to the List.
HOUSEKEEPING #2: E-mail Subject Descriptions.
We ask everyone to consider carefully the "Subject Description" which you attach to your messages. A good description not only makes it easier to search your e-mail Inbox for items of interest BUT it will also greatly facilitates future archiving efforts. Consider both specificity and uniqueness.
Also, LIMIT message to ONE topic described in "Subject Description."
HOUSEKEEPING #3: Attachments PROHIBITED
There will be NO attachments distributed via the List! Receiving unannounced and unsolicited Attachments is not only BAD netiquette it is also the major source of computer virus infections.
RECOMMENDATION: Alternatively, to using an attachment you can import the file/document that you wish to distribute into your e-mail editor and include it as part of the text of your message. This also has the distinct advantage of making your entire document accessible to the Listserver's archival system. The contents of attached documents were not usually referenced or even accessible by today's archive search engines. Lastly, you can also invite interested members to write you directly to receive a copy of the attachment.
HOUSEKEEPING #4: Postings about Commerical Products.
We will entertain distributing messages pertaining to the availability, use and properties of commercial products provided that the message is primarily an educational or informational communication. Sales solicitations or promotional advertisements are not considered appropriate.
HOUSEKEEPING #5: E-mail Address Changes
HOUSEKEEPING #6: UNSUBSCRIBE or TEMPORARILY SUSPEND
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