Elaine Best, Joe Gatewood
Computing, Information and Communications Division and Life Sciences Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Automail is a UNIX package which automates the process of sending queries to an Email-based server, tracking the messages, and then handling the response. It accepts sequences either as a list of files or from a SYBASE database. The responses are either stored in the SYBASE database or placed in a directory accessible by the user. Once the user submits the sequences, the package runs periodically without human intervention.
Automail offers the following useful features:
Automail is currently configured to work with Genquest in the file-based option, and cDNA-Inform for the database option. However, new servers can be added with a minimum of trouble.
*This work was funded by USDOE under contract W-7405-ENG-36.
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