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Undelivered Distributions Due to Auto-Forwarding

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099836D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

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 enterprise can convey to a recipient information regarding undelivered distributions. No mechanism currently exists in DIA whereby a recipient's enterprise can notify the originator's enterprise that the originator's distribution has been discarded due to the distribution being automatically forwarded to another destination.

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Undelivered Distributions Due to Auto-Forwarding

       This article describes a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) mail distributions whereby an
enterprise can convey to a recipient information regarding
undelivered distributions. No mechanism currently exists in  DIA
whereby a recipient's enterprise can notify the originator's
enterprise that the originator's distribution has been discarded due
to the distribution being automatically forwarded to another
destination.

      Current notifications of undelivered mail to an originator of
distribution are contained in the Un-Delivered Mail Log Status
Document.  By providing a value in the "Notification Code" field of
the Un-Delivered Mail Log Status, which represents that the
distribution has not been delivered to the intended recipient, but
has been automatically forwarded to another destination, permits the
originator to be notified of the status of the distribution.

      This mechanism provides the capability of notifying the
originator of the distribution if the distribution has been discarded
by the destination enterprise. Using this mechanism permits an
enterprise to be aware of which distributions were actually delivered
to the intended recipient.