|April 04, 2003 [posted]
|September 11, 2003 [updated]
|E-mail Feature Planned for PubMed® Soon
ubMed will soon include a new feature that will provide users with an easy way to e-mail search results.
An e-mail selection will be added to the Send to pull-down menu. After reviewing your search results you may click on specific citations or simply choose E-mail and then click Send to. You may e-mail up to 500 items.
Options available include: Format, Sort, Items, HTML, or Text. For additional information on these options please consult PubMed's Help. You may also enter a message that will be included with the PubMed search results in the e-mail message.
After clicking the Mail button, the system will return to your results page and display a message confirming that the e-mail message was sent. Your PubMed results will be sent from the NCBI automatic mail server, Sent by Entrez [email@example.com] with a "Subject" of PubMed Search Results. Do not reply to this message. This is not a functioning customer service e-mail address.
If you choose HTML, the PubMed e-mail message can be displayed as a PubMed results page and include hyperlinks to Related Articles, LinkOut, and other PubMed features (see Figure 3). The recipient's e-mail service must be set for HTML view to allow for the proper display of this format.
Note: Some e-mail services may require additional steps to see the complete e-mail of search results or may not be able to display the message at all. This is more likely to happen when large numbers of items and/or larger display formats (e.g., Abstract) are sent. In this situation, work with the recipient to decide if e-mailing search results is the best option. It may be better to use the Send to File option rather than "Send to E-mail," and then attach that file to an e-mail message addressed to the recipient.
By Kathi Canese
Canese K. E-mail Feature Planned for PubMed® Soon. NLM Tech Bull. 2003 Mar-Apr;(331):e6.