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Denying a Distribution From Being Automatically Forwarded

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099821D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describe a mechanism for IBM's Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) mail distributions whereby an originator can convey a classification for a distribution which signifies that the distribution should not be automatically forwarded from the intended recipient's node. No mechanism currently exists in DIA whereby an originator of a distribution can specify a classification which represents that the distribution should not be automatically forwarded.

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Denying a Distribution From Being Automatically Forwarded

       This article describe a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) mail distributions whereby an
originator can convey a classification for a distribution which
signifies that the distribution should not be automatically forwarded
from the intended recipient's node. No mechanism currently exists in
DIA whereby an originator of a distribution can specify a
classification which represents that the distribution should not be
automatically forwarded.

      The ATTRIBUTE-LIST operand of the REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command
of DIA mail services contains a self-defining field,
Mail-Classification field, which identifies particular delivery
classifications for a distribution. By providing a value within this
field which represents that the distribution is not to automatically
forwarded, an enterprise can constrain the distribution from being
automatically forwarded to another recipient.

      This mechanism  permits an enterprise to convey to a recipient
information regarding the characteristic of a distribution being
automatically forwarded and to implement security procedures for the
particular distribution.