a handsome chappy!! (jenkins at aidsun.nibsc.ac.uk) wrote:
: Hi fellow netters,
: I'm sorry if this as a FAQ (though I don't recall seeing a similar question), but what e-mail services are available for the molecular biologist, for example the Blast services .
: The reason i'm asking is that we as a network are going 'internet' soon if that makes sense.
: To access these services, what software package(s) are required.
Amos Bairoch maintains a complete list of E-mail and FTP sites
for molecular biology. You can get it from his excellent WWW
server at http://expasy.hcuge.ch. I think it is also available
via gopher (try gopher.gdb.org) and FTP (try ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
For simple usage, E-mail servers require no special software --
you just format a mail message and send it. Some software does
come with hooks to E-mail servers -- the one I am most familiar
with is Steve Smith's Genetic Data Environment (you must get for
your Suns and SGI's!) which has hooks to E-mail services.
Department of Cellular and Developmental Biology
Department of Genetics / HHMI
robison at mito.harvard.edu