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MESSAGE ADDRESS HEADER

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009122D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Mario Riveron: AUTHOR

Abstract

When sending/receiving group messages, it would be advantageous to have header information included in the message. Currently, the recipient of a group message is NOT given any indication that other users were sent the exact same message. For instance, if a message is sent to multiple recipients, one of those recipients may find it important to for- ward that message to another user. However, that other user may have already received that same message if he was included in the original distribu- tion list. So it is possible for a user to receive the same message from other users, only because the original message does not,mclude any type of head- er information.

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Technical Developments

MESSAGE ADDRESS HEADER

by Mario Riveron

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

  When sending/receiving group messages, it would be advantageous to have header information included in the message. Currently, the recipient of a group message is NOT given any indication that other users were sent the exact same message. For instance, if a message is sent to multiple recipients, one of those recipients may find it important to for- ward that message to another user. However, that other user may have already received that same message if he was included in the original distribu- tion list. So it is possible for a user to receive the same message from other users, only because the

original message does not,mclude any type of head- er information.

SOLUTION

  A message would include the distribution list in the form of a header address list. This list should be "user initiated", in other words, the user should have the option of turning this feature ON or OFF. In cases where the group message is sent to a large number of subscribers, the user would be able to disable all of the address' from showing up on his screen.

Q Motomls, Inc. 1999 64 June 1999

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