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Convey a Foreign Origin of Mail Distribution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102943D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 32K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a method for conveying information about distributions which have originated from a foreign network.

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Convey a Foreign Origin of Mail Distribution

      This article describes a method for conveying information about
distributions which have originated from a foreign network.

      By providing a self-defining construct which contains a boolean
value, which when true represents that the mail distribution has
originated from a foreign source, permits an enterprise to convey
such information to a recipient of the distribution.  A source node
which does not completely support all functions and characteristics
as the destination node may be considered foreign to the destination
node; in such a case, the originating node would set such a boolean
value to be true; otherwise, false.

      This procedure and mechanism permits an enterprise to be aware
of distributions which may not completely support the full
characteristics and functions as the enterprise itself.  Enterprises,
upon receiving such distributions, can imply about the integrity and
reliability of such distributions and take appropriate action for
sending such distributions back to the originating node.

      Disclosed anonymously.