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Specifying a Reply-To-Recipient Classification

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099834D
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 describes a mechanism for IBM's Document Interchange Architecture (DIA) mail distributions whereby an originator of a distribution considers the recipient as an individual who requests a reply. No mechanism currently exists in DIA whereby different procedures can be executed in the REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command based upon the classification of the recipient.

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Specifying a Reply-To-Recipient Classification

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) mail distributions whereby an
originator of a distribution  considers the recipient as an
individual who requests a reply. No mechanism currently exists in DIA
whereby different procedures can be executed in the
REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command based upon the classification of the
recipient.

      By providing an operand which classifies the recipient as an
individual who requested a reply to a previous distribution, an
enterprise can convey to all recipients of a multiple destination
distribution which recipients have received a reply to a previous
distribution.

      The creation of a self-defining operand which contains a field
which identifies the recipient's address and a field which identifies
if the intended recipient is to be considered as a recipient of a
reply permits enterprises to interpret proper classifications of a
recipient and to provide any constraints on a recipient of such
classification. Furthermore, all recipients of the distribution can
be notified as to which recipients have received a reply to a
distribution.