Although most people think of e-mail as a method
of communicating between two people. It can be used for a lot more
- Request sequences from databases
- You can send an accession number to the
NCBI computer and
they will e-mail the sequence back to you.
- Send data to computers for
- You can send a nucleotide or protein
sequence to the NCBI computer, they
will search the database and e-mail the result back to you.
- Receive weekly literature search
- Using the Melvyl literature database and
the "Update" command, you can have Melvyl perform a weekly
keyword search of the literature, and e-mail the abstracts of
any articles that match your query. Using a program like
MacMelvyl (available from MacArchives) is the easiest method to
set this up.
- This also works with SciSearch
- Obtain Software
- There are several sites that will let you
obtain software by requesting the file via e-mail
- Send Files
- With Eudora, Mailstrom, or Netscape, it is
easy to attach any document to an e-mail message and send it to