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Method for Convenient and Appropriate Direct Action Upon Received Distributions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105578D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Described is a method for allowing the recipient of a mail item to highlight portions within a received mail item for the purpose of conducting a search directly from within the mail item. Mail items may contain textual, graphical, voice or other content.

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Method for Convenient and Appropriate Direct Action Upon Received Distributions

      Described is a method for allowing the recipient of a mail item
to highlight portions within a received mail item for the purpose of
conducting a search directly from within the mail item.  Mail items
may contain textual, graphical, voice or other content.

      Currently, a mail note may contain references to people a
recipient may not know or may not know the phone number and/or user
id.  The recipient of a mail item may wish to act on the item
immediately.  The recipient of the mail item may want to immediately
forward the note to a person referenced in the note.  The recipient
may also wish to call a person referenced in the note.  In many
instances, the information referencing someone may not be complete.
There may only be a description such as "the person you are looking
for works in department 5FT and the fist digit of his extension is
5".  The user must use the information to manually enter it in other
applications for identifying the person.  A method is needed for
automatically retrieving a person's information such as phone number
and user id from directly within a note and for cases where a fuzzy
search would be required.

      The recipient of a mail item is allowed to highlight portions
within a received mail item for the purpose of conducting a search
directly from within the mail item.  Mail items may contain textual,
graphical, voice or other content.  The only requirement is that the
search...