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Multi part E-mailer

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015434D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 3 page(s) / 105K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for sending/receiving E-mail which cab be divided into multi parts. The following is a feature of the method.

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Multi part E-mailer

Disclosed is a method for sending/receiving E-mail which cab be divided into multi parts. The following is a feature of the method.

- A user (mail sender) divides the body of mail into several parts by the function of the mail client program (mail editor). - The mail client program manages each part of the body and append files as "Internal data". (Fig-1)

Mail data structure (before sending)

B ody

Internal data 1

xxxxx xxx xxxxx xxxxxxx xxxx xxx xxxxx xxx xxxxx xxxxxxx xxxx xxx xxxxx xxx xxxxx xxxxxxx xxxx xxx xxxxx xxx xxxxx xxxxxxx xxxx xxx

xxxxx

xxxxx xxx xxxxx xxxxxxx xxxx xxx

xxxxx xxx xxxxx xxxxxxx xxxx xxx

xxxxx

xxxxx xxx xxxxx xxxxxxx xxxx xxx

xxxxx xxx xxxxx xxxxxxx xxxx xxx

Internal data 2

Internal data 3

Internal data 4

A ppend file 1 LogD ata.ZIP

Internal data 5

  A ppend file 2 ScreenC apture.JP G

Fig-1

- Each internal data has a transmission attribute for each addressee. - The client program sets default value of the attribute.

    (TO/CC/BCC, the internal data is "part of body" or "append file", append file size, etc...) - The user can change the attribute with the mail client program. - For example, four different kinds of attributes are shown in Fig.2.

> Normal : The receiver's mail client program sets this as default value . > FYI : The receiver's mail client program shows the data in different way from "Normal". (Other font size, Other font color, etc...)
> Not send (1) : The sender's mail client does not send the data. If the receiver requests it, sender's mail client sends it automatically.
> Not send (2) : The sender's mail client does not send the data. If the receiver requests it, sender's mail client sends it after confirmation of the sender.

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