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Method for Automatically Generating a Footer or Header upon Composed Content

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104006D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Doyle, BA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is described which allows a user to configure a specific header, footer or attachment to a set of strings which may be composed within a mail distribution. It is desirable to automatically generate a footer, header or attachment to a mail distribution, depending upon certain content which may be in the distribution. For example, the user may want to have the text "CONFIDENTIAL" automatically appended as a footer or header to a mail note when project keywords such as "PROJECT X" or "PROJECT Y" are detected in the mail note. A method is needed for automatically generating an arbitrary footer, header or attachment with a mail distribution upon detection of specified matter within the distribution.

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Method for Automatically Generating a Footer or Header upon Composed Content

      A method is described which allows a user to configure a
specific header, footer or attachment to a set of strings which may
be composed within a mail distribution.
     It is desirable to automatically generate a footer, header or
attachment to a mail distribution, depending upon certain content
which may be in the distribution.  For example, the user may want to
have the text "CONFIDENTIAL" automatically appended as a footer or
header to a mail note when project keywords such as "PROJECT X" or
"PROJECT Y" are detected in the mail note.  A method is needed for
automatically generating an arbitrary footer, header or attachment
with a mail distribution upon detection of specified matter within
the distribution.
     This method allows a user to configure a specific header, footer
or attachment to a set of strings which may be composed within a mail
distribution.  For example:
"PROJECT X", "PROJECT Y" :  HEADER 1.
"PROJECT Y", "PERSONAL"  :  FOOTER 1.
"PC ORDER FORM"          :  ATTACHMENT 1.
"DESIGN"                 :  FOOTER 2.
"DEVELOP"                :  FOOTER 3.
     Strings are set up to determine which header and/or footer
and/or attachment will automatically be generated.  The detection of
the string "PROJECT Y" in a distribution will automatically generate
HEADER 1 and FOOTER 1.  If "DESIGN" is detected within the same
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