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Multiple Item Mailing as One Item after Contextual Search

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000104754D
Original Publication Date: 1993-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, NM: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a service that will be added to an electronic mail interface to enter search criteria upon which notes/documents are to be retrieved and presented to the user. The user may search on any combination of several fields such as subject, date, note/document text, sender, and/or mail container. The user may enter whole values or substitution strings in search criteria fields. The service will search all mail containers for that user, including mail drawers, notelogs, and file cabinets if no mail container is specified by the user. The user has the option to specify, before the search is performed, whether to view the results of the search before sending or whether to send the resulting mail items as one note without viewing the search results.

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Multiple Item Mailing as One Item after Contextual Search

      This article describes a service that will be added to an
electronic mail interface to enter search criteria upon which
notes/documents are to be retrieved and presented to the user.  The
user may search on any combination of several fields such as subject,
date, note/document text, sender, and/or mail container.  The user
may enter whole values or substitution strings in search criteria
fields.  The service will search all mail containers for that user,
including mail drawers, notelogs, and file cabinets if no mail
container is specified by the user.  The user has the option to
specify, before the search is performed, whether to view the results
of the search before sending or whether to send the resulting mail
items as one note without viewing the search results.  If the "view
first" option is chosen, the search results will be presented as a
list to the user.  The user can then select the desired notes to send
as one note by marking the items with a character, e.g. *, /, #, A,
etc., or selecting with the spacebar or mouse.  The program will
attach the selected notes and the user will be able to send the note.

In either case the resulting note will then be handled as dictated by
prior art.  It can be deleted or stored for later use.

Disclosed Anonymously.