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Remove "Mail Waiting" Indicator When Mail is Processed by Another User

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038048D
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

Heyen, JG: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

When users receive a "Mail waiting" indication for shared mail (affinity use) and one of those users processes that mail, the "Mail waiting" indicator will be removed for the other users.

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Remove "Mail Waiting" Indicator When Mail is Processed by Another User

When users receive a "Mail waiting" indication for shared mail (affinity use) and one of those users processes that mail, the "Mail waiting" indicator will be removed for the other users.

If new mail arrival ("Mail waiting") status has been indicated to users and one of those users handles that mail, then the other users are left with a false indication that new mail is waiting that has not been handled by another user.

When one of the users, within a group of users who share mail, processes new mail, a change notice is sent to the other users systems. When those systems receive that notice, if a "Mail waiting" indication is present, it will be removed by the receiving system.

This process provides the user with an accurate picture of the status of his/her mail or other mail they may process.

Disclosed anonymously.

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