Send a message to email@example.com with the body containing the search command. For example:
SEARCH APS97 cardiac muscle
will search for a 1997 physiological abstract containing the words 'cardiac' and muscle, while
SEARCH APS95 cardiac or heart
will search for a 1995 abstract containing either the word 'cardiac' OR the word 'heart'.
See the APStract online help for info on more complicated queries, like "SEARCH APS96 smooth not lung".
On each search, you can search either the 1995, 1996, or the 1997 database by selecting specifying either APS95, APS96, or APS97 on the command-line.
After submitting your search, you will receive an e-mail message back containg a list of URL's which match your query. You can follow those URL's by following the directions below.
You can also use the directions below to browse the APStracts web page, which sorts all of the abstracts by journal and by month. Simply send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the body:
This software is currently in beta testing. Please report any problems to email@example.com.
Please note all requests are logged; we cannot guarantee that your requests will remain private.
To request a document from the World Wide Web, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org with the body containing one or more requests like:
Where url is the URL of the document you request. If the message contains more than one request, separate each request with a blank line.
Here is a message which would fetch the HealthNet home page:
After recieving the above message, the GetWeb server would format the HealthNet home page as human-readable plain-text and send it to you.
You can enclose your commands in a begin/end block, or comment out lines with '#':
This preamble will not be processed by the MailBot... begin GET http://www.healthnet.org # ...neither will this comment end ...and neither will this signature.
A hotlist of URLs which we consider especially interesting is available.
Each hypertext link is represented by a number in brackets. Suppose you get a message like this from a GetWeb server:
Some important conferences carried by SatelLife include: * ProMED: Program for Monitoring Emerging Diseases * ProCAARE: Program for Collaboration Against AIDS * E-Drug: Essential Drugs ** References from this document **  http://www.healthnet.org/programs/promed.html  http://www.healthnet.org/programs/procaare.html  http://www.healthnet.org/programs/edrug.html
Follow the links below for more help.
How can I:
How quotas limit server load
Accessing ProMED archives
About the GetWeb MailBot server software
Also see the GetWeb home page.
Send bugs or suggestions for improvement to email@example.com.