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"E MAIL PRESENT" NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000005835D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2001-Nov-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Walter J. Grandfield: AUTHOR

Abstract

Many engineers tend to use their computer terminal in spurts. As a result, an "E Mail" message may not be read in a timely fashion. This invention resolves this problem.

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MOTOROLA Technical Developments Volume 10 March 1990

"E MAIL PRESENT" NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

by Walter J. Grandfield

Many engineers tend to use their computer terminal in spurts. As a result, an "E Mail" message may not be read in a timely fashion. This invention resolves this problem.

   The technology necessary to send an alpha-numeric page via a computer terminal is already operational. With the addition of a little software the computer could automatically page the recipients of "E Mail" messages. The method of paging would depend on the priority of the "E Mail" message. For instance:

A low priority "E Mail" message may require paging the recipient once with a low priority alert.

A higher priority "E Mail" message may page the recipient once a day with a high priority alert until the message is read.

The highest priority "E Mail" message may page the recipient once an hour, etc.

The integration of the "E Mail" system with the paging system will make for better company wide communications and won't require the addition of any hardware.

0 Motorola, Inc. 1990 22

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