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BioMail is a 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. Periodically BioMail does a user-customized Medline search and sends all matching articles recently added to Medline to the user's e-mail address.


Recent releases

  •  23 Sep 2003 07:50

    Release Notes: The search engine now uses the EUtilities API (a PubMed Web service) instead of Web parsing. Database locking was fixed, and database dump and restore functionality was implemented. The ability to send email to all registered users was added, and all users and their emails can be dumped to a text file. New French, Italian, Spanish, and Turkish translations were added along with the ability to link searches with the PubMed site.8

    •  06 Dec 2001 18:58

      Release Notes: Multilanguage support has been added. Searches with MeSH terms are now possible. A new HTML format in attachments allows full functionality of BioMail with text-based mail clients. Users can receive all their searches in one letter. A Russian translation is now included.

      •  17 Oct 2001 19:56

        Release Notes: Several bugfixes, an expanded online FAQ, and a new suspend account feature.

        •  15 Mar 2001 01:52

          Release Notes: Compatibility with MS Windows NT/2000, removal of duplicate references from searches, stability increases, moving all databases to dbm format, dependency changes from Mail::Mailer to Net::SMTP, and a fix for a bug which allowed username accounts like 'joe '.

          •  03 Aug 2000 06:36

            Release Notes: A fix for compatibility problems with Solaris, an ability to see abstracts of selected articles, and new run-time options.


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