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Unique Recipient Identifier

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038032D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kasiraj, C: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A user can be repeated as a recipient many times on a single mail request. If a distribution list is also being addressed in that mail request, then the user may appear as a recipient many additional times. In order to maintain and manage the mailed objects for correlation and user access, each recipient specified in the mail request must be handled and identified independent of the user identity as a recipient.

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Unique Recipient Identifier

A user can be repeated as a recipient many times on a single mail request. If a distribution list is also being addressed in that mail request, then the user may appear as a recipient many additional times. In order to maintain and manage the mailed objects for correlation and user access, each recipient specified in the mail request must be handled and identified independent of the user identity as a recipient.

The new method provides a way to manage and identify each recipient specified in a mail request uniquely. This is done by defining an indexing scheme based on each mail request and recipient. Each recipient is assigned an index in context to a particular mail at both send and receive time. This scheme allows the sending and receiving user to treat each recipient separately and uniquely.

The new method also provides a way for all actions taken by the sending and receiving users to be based on the unique recipient identifier. This allows the user to access the attributes associated with each recipient without using the user identity as the criteria.

Disclosed anonymously.

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