Automatic send of e-mail from SOHO multifunction device local UI
Publication Date: 2003-Sep-18
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This invention proposes that the user be given the ability to input an address and subject line and have the e-mail automatically sent when scanned without the need to go to the PC and press the send button.
Current multifunction devices allow users to set up scanning presets that can be accessed from the local user interface (UI). For example, a user may designate that a document scanned using Preset 1 will automatically be added as an attachment to a mail note. However, the note will stay on the users PC until he/she goes to the PC and presses the send button.
This IP proposes that the user be given the ability to input an address and subject line and have the e-mail automatically sent when scanned without the need to go to the PC and press the send button.
In the settings window the user would be able to, as they are now, set up a preset to scan a document and attach it to a mail note. In addition, in the process of setting up this preset, the user would be able to select the “automatically send” option and indicate a subject line. Having selected the preset at the local UI and pressing the Start button, the document would be scanned, saved as an attachment in a mail note, the mail note would be addressed to the previously entered address, the subject line would be added and finally the mail note would be sent.
When a user sets up a scan preset to scan a document to a mail note, he/she will be given the opportunity to include an e-mail address and subject line and have the mail note automatically sent when the scan is complete. This would allow users to stay at the device and complete the action rather than...