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Sending Electronic Mail to all Userids and Nodes Associated with a User's Name

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104010D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 28K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, NM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes an application that can be added to any electronic mail system that will search a particular database for all userids belonging to a user. This database will house all employees and all userid's and network systems associated with each employee. When User A sends a piece of mail to User B, the electronic mail system will search this database for the userid and node to which the piece of mail was sent. Once it finds the entry, it will capture all other userids and nodes associated with User B and sends the same piece of mail to all userids belonging to User B. This way, no matter which node or userid User B is logged onto that day, they will be able to receive their mail. This invention also solves the problem of the user having to view the same piece of mail on each userid.

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Sending Electronic Mail to all Userids and Nodes Associated with a User's Name

      This article describes an application that can be added to any
electronic mail system that will search a particular database for all
userids belonging to a user.  This database will house all employees
and all userid's and network systems associated with each employee.
When User A sends a piece of mail to User B, the electronic mail
system will search this database for the userid and node to which the
piece of mail was sent.  Once it finds the entry, it will capture all
other userids and nodes associated with User B and sends the same
piece of mail to all userids belonging to User B.  This way, no
matter which node or userid User B is logged onto that day, they will
be able to receive their mail.  This invention also solves the
problem of the user having to view the same piece of mail on each
userid.  When User B opens the piece of mail sent from User A on the
network, an acknowledgement is sent back to the electronic mail
system along with a number that is assigned to the mail item.  This
acknowledgement serves as a flag that the mail has been received and
all other instances of the assigned number will be erased from User
B's other userids.

Disclosed Anonymously.