Welcome to PEDPATH, an automated listprocessor to encourage rapid, informal
communication among those with careers in the anatomic and laboratory aspects of embryo,
fetal, infant and childhood diseases. The tone of the list has developed so that you may
send a message to the list with inquiries that you might make of your colleagues down the
hall. This is not a verbose group, but participants do have answers.
Instructions for Pediatric Pathology List Server (August 2003):
The pediatric pathology list server software
was changed in July 2003
(1) to allow users more control over their account,
(2) to provide increased security to the list,
(3) automate many functions.
If you are subscribed, you do not have to resubscribe, but you will have to obtain your password in order to edit your profile and access the archives. Note that the Listserve and its username and password are not related in anyway to the SPP membership database in MemberMax. The posting address has not changed and is still firstname.lastname@example.org
To obtain your password you must first be subscribed. If you are subscribed proceed with the instructions below. If not, go to the instructions to subscribe that are further down on this page.
1) point your browser to
2) go to the bottom of the page and insert your subscribed e-mail address into the blank: unsubscribe or edit. Click on the button.
3) Go to the bottom of the new page under password reminder and click : remind.
4) An e-mail will come to you with your password.
5) Return to the above page (backing up or new addressing).
6) Log in with your e-mail address and password
7) This page allows you to change your address, update passwords, and change your options. Instructions are there.
A feature to help us avoid junkmail is that you will need to confirm your password and then a list moderator will need to accept your subscription. This may take a few days.
Subscribe to the list by going to
The instructions are
there and will require anywhere from a few minutes to several days for the
subscription to be activated after the integrity of the e-mail account is
checked and the subscription reviewed. There are however, instructions for
the list not posted. These include the following:
1. If you are replying to the entire list make sure
you REPLY TO ALL. Be very careful when you wish to have a private
reply not to send to the entire list. A mistake here may be
2. Sign your message so that all know who has
3. If you keep the appropriate title and respond in a timely
fashion it is not necessary to copy the original message.
while welcomed by all, probably are not welcomed to go to the entire list.
5. Keep in mind this functions as a bulletin board in your hospital's
hallway and while restrictions to the subscriptions and the archives are
in place, you should consider that they are available to the general
public. We have had not only non-physician subscribers but those who
represent the media as subscribers. Most users prefer to have the
information posted restricted to professional content. The list moderator receives feedback about unprofessional postings, some acrimonious, that are usuallly not shared with the person posting the message.
6. You have the ability as a subscriber to select NO MAIL when you
are on vacation so your mailbox does not fill. If your e-mail account
consistently rejects messages, there is an automated procedure for
deleting your subscription and you will have to re-subscribe or reject
7. Pictures are tolerated but should be set to 72 dpi and
approximately 5x7. This should allow you to post 3 or 4 pictures of a case
without exceeding the posting limits. When posting pictures include in the
text of your message, how many pictures you are sending. This helps the
recipients to safely deal with the attachments .Other than acknowledged
pictures, attachments are discouraged to prevent the spread of viruses.
While many members of the various pediatric pathology professional
societies are subscribers, the list served does not include all members of
any particular professional society.