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ISMTE Discussion Forum

The ISMTE Discussion Forum is run through your email.  
To have access you must be an ISMTE member and subscribe to the Discussion Forum.

The Discussion Forum email is

The Discussion Forum's purpose is to give ISMTE members the ability to communicate and network about industry issues, challenges, general questions, to share ideas, etc..  This system is not used for solicitation, job posting, advertising, etc. Any misuse could result in removal from the forum.    

Click Here for the Forum Instructions & Guidelines 

How to Subscribe to the Discussion Forum

Visit: or email


All requests to join require approval from ISMTE, which can take up to 72 hours.  You must be an ISMTE member to subscribe and post to the Discussion Forum.  For membership information, click here

How to Send a Message and Respond to Messages

To send a message, all you have to do is send an email to the Discussion Forum email address (; this will then forward to everyone who is subscribed to the Discussion Forum.


The default reply is set up to go directly to the message sender. If you would like to have the whole list see your answer, please add the Discussion Forum email list to your reply email (


You will receive Discussion Forum email in real-time.  To change to the weekly digest, visit  You will need to login with your Discussion Forum information (email and password).  This password might be different from your ISMTE membership password.  


Please do not copy non-ISMTE members without ISMTE Board approval. Our Discussion Forum is a valuable ISMTE asset, and we don't want its value diluted by those outside of the organization who would like to use it for their convenience.

The Subject Line

Please put a "subject" in the subject line of your post and try to be as concise and descriptive as possible.

Requests on How Members Should Reply

At the beginning of your post, please indicate whether you want members to reply:
   a) to everyone on the list (add the Discussion Forum email to your reply []);
   b) only to you.

If you are requesting a specific type of reply, please indicate at the beginning whether you want members to reply with: 
   a) “Yes” or “no” answers
   b) Only “yes” answers
   c) Only “no” answers

References Within Messages

Citations to reports, free links, or other open access are extremely helpful, so if you can readily include them, please do so. Otherwise, we appreciate as much information as you can give us about how to obtain materials. You can also paste the information you are citing in the text or attach it.  Please use your best judgment about how to share the information with your colleagues.


If you are attaching a document or a spreadsheet, please use a standard format such as Microsoft Word or Excel. Adobe PDFs are a good choice as well.

Message Archives

You can view the message archives through the Discussion Forum system,  You will be required to login to view these archives.  These archives are searchable by date, thread and keywords.  The archives in this system start from August 1, 2017.  


To view the archives prior to August 1, 2017, click here.  You will need to sign-in with your ISMTE membership information to get access to this area of the website. 

How to unsubscribe to the Discussion Forum

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 If you have any questions or issues, please feel free to contact ISMTE at
630.433.4513 or

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