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Undelivered Distributions Due to Expiration Date

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099840D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

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 enterprise can convey to a recipient information regarding obsolete distributions.

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Undelivered Distributions Due to Expiration Date

       This article describe a mechanism for IBM's Document
Interchange Architecture (DIA) mail distributions whereby an
enterprise can convey to a recipient information regarding obsolete
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 considered expired. Current notifications of undelivered mail
to an originator of a 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 Document which
represents that the document has not been delivered to the recipient
within the time that was allocated by the originator permits the
originator to be aware of the status of the distribution. If the
originator specifies a date after which the originator believes the
document will be invalid, this permits the destination enterprise to
evaluate this date and discard the distribution if the distribution
was not delivered to the recipient before the expiration date and
send a notification code via the Un-Delivered Mail Log Status
Document.

      This mechanism provides the capability of notifying the
originator of the distribution if the distribution has been delivered
within the time constraints defined by the originator.  Using this
mechanism permits an ente...