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Method for user specific mail replication priority between a mail server and client.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000012879D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jun-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-05
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for customizing replication priority between an mail client and server.

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Method for user specific mail replication priority between a mail server and client.

Disclosed is a method for enhancing a mail server and client to allow for a user to configure the priority of mail replication for mail down loads and mail uploads. The proposed method would allow a mail server and client to coordinate and allow for the user to configure the priority of mail replication for mail down load and upload. The user would be allowed to configure the priority of each out going mail message and affect the down load order of mail messages from the server.

The proposed method would allow the user of the mail client to select a priority for outgoing mail so that an order can be specified for replication of the outgoing mail. As an example, as the user creates outgoing mail, each outgoing mail could be given a priority from say low, medium, and high. The mail client would also be configurable such the client could sort the outgoing email by size by increasing or decreasing size within a priority. Further the client could prioritize outgoing mail based on the types of attachments the outgoing mail contains.

The proposed method would further allow for the mail client to determine the order of outgoing and incoming replication such that on each invocation of the mail replication order could be changed by the mail user. This allows a user to say down load new mail before outgoing mail sends a multiple megabyte mail message. This allows the user to upload his list...