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Electronic Mail Receiving Method by Dynamic Prioritizing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014130D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 61K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to receive electronic mail (e-mail) effectively by dynamic prioritizing.

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Electronic Mail Receiving Method by Dynamic Prioritizing

Disclosed is a method to receive electronic mail (e-mail) effectively by dynamic prioritizing.

The frequency of sent and received e-mail addresses makes the priority list automatically. This method prioritizes the frequent address higher. The priority list is updated before every e-mail receiving. Therefore the latest priority list is used whenever mail system receives e-mails. Arrived e-mails are sorted by the latest priority list. This method does not require manual editing of the priority list. When the priority list is updated automatically, an e-mail address of a mail deleted without receiving is counted as "-1" time receiving. Therefore this method prioritizes the address of deleted mail lower.

The following figure shows how to implement this method.

R eceive e-m ail

E-m ail arrival

Sort arrived e-m ails by priority list

 U pdate priority list by address frequency

Send e-m ail

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