DivCNet- An E-Mail Discussion Group

The Division C List Serve has been re-opened.
The List Serve has been converted to a private list. Because this mailing list is private, you must be approved by a mailing list administrator before you can become a member of this mailing list. If you have an immediate question, please contact a list moderator.
What is DivCNet?
DivCNet is an E-mail based discussion group (list server) which is maintained by the American Society for Microbiology.  This service is intended for individuals who work in, or have an interest in, clinical microbiology laboratories.  The ultimate goal of the DivCNet is to improve communication among clinical microbiology laboratories and ultimately, improve patient care.  This forum may be used to discuss any topic related to clinical microbiology, ASM, ASM Division C, or other topics of interest to the membership.
DivCNet is an un-moderated list where any message sent to the list server will be automatically forwarded to all list members.  Members who fail to follow the rules of conduct (below) will be removed from the list.
Rules of Conduct
  1. All postings should be signed with the subscriber's name and E-Mail address.  If the posting is an announcement, include contact information such as phone, fax, and E-Mail addresses.
  2. Subscribers should be willing to make their names known.  Subscribers will not be allowed to conceal their names from being seen on the list, and may not post anonymous messages.
  3. Postings to the group should contain questions, comments, or information that is relevant to the group topic and of interest to the entire group.  If you want to question the opinions and information presented by others, please do not challenge or attack these people by "flaming."  If you have a differing opinion, please support your opinion or comments and use them to express yourself in a professional manner.  Subscribers learn and benefit from qualified responses to situations and questions.
  4. Keep the tone of your messages polite. Nothing is served by rudeness.
  5. Keep message contents limited to professional topics. Many people pay for their E-mail services on a per message basis. Filling their mailboxes with electronic "junk mail" is not considered polite.
  6. Avoid shouting (writing messages in all upper-case letters is considered shouting on the internet).
  7. Do not use this list for advertising. Discussion lists are not the place for this activity.  It is, however, perfectly reasonable to post a message to the list inquiring about sources for materials or services you require.

Violations of these rules will result in warning, and then removal of list privileges for the offending individual. As the list evolves, these rules may require modification. By applying for list membership, you agree to abide by the current rules and any future modifications the list membership deems appropriate.  Questions, complaints, and protests should be sent directly to one of the moderators (below) or to Peter Baum at ASM.

To Enter/Subscribe to the List Serve

To subscribe to the DivC Listsrv:

  1. Go to www.asm.org;
  2. Click on Sign Up for Email Alerts and Listservs in the left column;
  3. Provide an email account that you want your messages to go to; and
  4. Select "divC" to establish your request to joint the list. Your request will be automatically forwarded to a list manager for approval.

To manage your account from the ASM website:

  1. Go to www.asm.org;
  2. Click on Sign up for Email Alerts and Listservs in the left column;
  3. Provide your email to activate your account information;
  4. Click on Preferences to update your email address or to change how your messages are sent to you (Note: the default is full messages as received);
  5. Click on Message Archives to enter the Archive site;
  6. NOTE that you may either "View" the archives or "Search" the archives and you will now be at http://mail.asmusa.org/read/login/
  7. If you wish to terminate your account, check the "leave" box for the appropriate list. You will receive an confirmatory email.

To manage/use your account directly from the mail server:

  1. Go to http://mail.asmusa.org/read/login/?divC;
  2. Enter Your email address and established password (if you have one);
  3. Select MY ACCOUNT from the menu on the left;
  4. From the dropdown called "Membership Type' you may adjust how your emails are delivered to your email account;
  5. If you are planning to travel and wish to SUSPEND emails, select "no email" from the options.
    NOTE: This does not cancel your account. It only stops delivery of your emails while you are gone. To re-establish email delivery, simply reset the option to the one you want.

To email the list, address the email with divc@mail.asmusa.org

What if I Still Have Problems?

Send an E-mail message to one of the moderators for more help.  Moderators include:

Brent Barrett - Greenwood Indiana  salbrent@sbcglobal.net

Don Lehman - Newark, Deleware  dlehman@UDel.Edu

James Pusavat - Bakersfield, California  jpusavat@gmail.com

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