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Undelivered Distributions Due to Being Obsolete

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099851D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

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 Being Obsolete

       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 obsolete. 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 which represents that the document has
not been delivered to the recipient, because the recipient's
enterprise considers the document obsolete provides the capability of
notifying the originator of the distribution that the distribution
has not been delivered.

      Using this mechanism permits an enterprise to be aware of which
distributions were actually delivered to a destination. Furthermore,
an originator who wishes to notify a recipient that a distribution is
obsolete can be notified as to whether the distribution was discarded
before the recipient accessed the distribution.