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AUTOMATIC ACCESS TO FAX MAILBOXES

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000027833D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Feb-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-09
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

Xerox Disclosure Journal

Abstract

Disclosed is a process that eliminates the need for a second password for fax mailbox implementations on electrophotographic multifunction printers. Currently, one password identifies the user while the second permits access to the user's mailbox. The flow chart illustrated in the accompanying figure shows the disclosed process by which an assigned fax mailbox belonging to a logged-on user automatically manipulates without having to enter a mailbox password.

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XEROX DISCLOSURE JOURNAL

GETFAX MAILBOX REQUEST

AUTOMATIC ACCESS TO FAX MAILBOXES

Darlene H. Steele Gary W. Kassmann Donald J. Gusmano Gerald A. Wedekind

Proposed Classification
U. S. C1.399/082 Int. C1. G03g 15/00

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                      DENY ASSIGNED FAX QUEUE

REQUEST

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PROCESS YES 4 v I I I k78

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MA1 LBOX ?

MAILBOX

Xerox Disclosure Journal - Vol. 25, No. 1 JanuaryFebruary 2000 25

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AUTOMATIC ACCESS TO FAX MAILBOXES (Cont'd)

Disclosed is a process that eliminates the need for a second password for fax mailbox implementations on electrophotographic multifunction printers. Currently, one password identifies the user while the second permits access to the user's mailbox. The flow chart illustrated in the accompanying figure shows the disclosed process by which an assigned fax mailbox belonging to a logged-on user automatically manipulates without having to enter a mailbox password.

Referring to the figure, the process begins at Step 10. Step 12 retrieves a mailbox request and then makes a determination, at Step 14, whether or not the user is logged on. If the user is logged on, the process branches to Step 16 to determine the status of the user further having an assigned fax mailbox. If the user is identified as having a box then, the request is processed at Step 18 and ends at Step 26.

For the case, at Step 14, where the user is not logged on, the process branches to Step 20 where the user is requested to enter a ma...