To use BioMail without installing it from a downloaded version:
go to the primary BioMail service site, make an account, and submit Medline searches.
It doesn't have much sense to make screenshots of something, which actually is a
web-page, but anyway...
BioMail is a small web-based application for medical researchers,
biologists, and anyone who wants to know the latest information about a disease or a biological phenomenon. It is written to automate searching for recent scientific papers in the PubMed Medline database. BioMail is free and will stay free.
What does BioMail do?
Periodically BioMail does a user-customized Medline search and
sends all matching articles recently added to Medline to the users' e-mail address.
HTML-formatted e-mails generated by BioMail can be used to view selected references in medline format (compatible with most reference manager programs).
Why is BioMail helpful?
If you use Medline, it may be hard to remember
when you did your last search. Often you must scan
titles you have already seen to be certain you didn't miss an important reference. BioMail will perform routine searches for you. This
program alerts users to all new papers in their fields
automatically. It also helps the user to 'refine' search patterns
once and for all. There is no need to wonder: 'What was that great search
pattern I used last Saturday?'. All patterns are safe in the database and
can be accessed, tuned, or deleted any time.
It is also useful for countries where access to the Internet is not yet widely available. If a person has a permanent e-mail address, but only sporadic www access, she/he only needs to fill out a BioMail form once and then will receive new references from Medline continually.
It is released under GNU GPL license. This means it can be freely used, distributed, modified and redistributed as a new application, or it can even be sold for money, as long as the original or modified source codes remain freely available (and a little respect to the author is shown).
BioMail was written in Perl for Linux. It was also checked under Sun
Solaris7, Irix 6.5 (on SGI), Tru64 Unix 4.OE (on Digital alpha), and should be
fine for other Unix OSes. Alfonso Ali Herrera ported BioMail to MS Windows
NT/2000. Starting from version 0.62 his changes will be part of the
BioMail requires a standard Perl distribution and two additional Perl modules from CPAN -- LWP::Simple and Mail::Mailer.
Many thanks to all of you who offered comments, very valuable recommendations and criticisms, wrote very nice supportive letters and helped when we were in need.