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PROFS - MAIL FORWARDING

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000060871D
Original Publication Date: 1986-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Pasquariello, J: AUTHOR

Abstract

PROFS (Professional Office System) is intended to satisfy various text processing requirements of an office environment by facilitating document creation, filing, storage, retrieval, and distribution. PROFS is divided into three distinct areas for sake of simplicity: User Interface, Library Service, and Distribution Service. In a typical scenario, a user generates a document (via User routines) and stores it in Library Service. The next step is to distribute this document. The user distributes this document to local users or/and remote users. Remote recipients reside on PROFS system other than the senders. Each PROFS system must have knowledge of other PROFS systems in order to communicate with them. Documents may be distributed within the PROFS environment to other PROFS users (both local and remote).

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PROFS - MAIL FORWARDING

PROFS (Professional Office System) is intended to satisfy various text processing requirements of an office environment by facilitating document creation, filing, storage, retrieval, and distribution. PROFS is divided into three distinct areas for sake of simplicity: User Interface, Library Service, and Distribution Service. In a typical scenario, a user generates a document (via User routines) and stores it in Library Service. The next step is to distribute this document. The user distributes this document to local users or/and remote users. Remote recipients reside on PROFS system other than the senders. Each PROFS system must have knowledge of other PROFS systems in order to communicate with them. Documents may be distributed within the PROFS environment to other PROFS users (both local and remote). The recipient must be a valid PROFS user. If the user ID cannot be resolved as a valid PROFS user, a message is returned to the sender and the distribution is aborted. The MAIL FORWARDING enhancement will permit a receiving PROFS installation, that cannot resolve a user-ID, to perform a lookup in a locally maintained file and, if a match is found, to forward the document to the new address listed in the file. Up to five forwards are permitted; if the user-ID remains invalid on the fifth forward, the document is sent to a person designated to manually handle the mailing. A message is returned to the original sender notifying him of the situat...