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Automatic Dual Tone Modulation Frequencies Deletion of E-Mail Messages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000106073D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 59K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Salahshour, A: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

There are a variety of Voice Activated Response Systems (VARS) which allow Dual Tone Modulation Frequencies (DTMF) to control applications remotely via Touch Tone Telephones. Accessing Bank accounts via the telephone is perhaps the more notable service developed using the existing art.

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Automatic Dual Tone Modulation Frequencies Deletion of E-Mail Messages

      There are a variety of Voice Activated Response Systems (VARS)
which allow Dual Tone Modulation Frequencies (DTMF) to control
applications remotely via Touch Tone Telephones.  Accessing Bank
accounts via the telephone is perhaps the more notable service
developed using the existing art.

      Often, there is a logical association of inbasket entries to
telephone messages left on an answering device.  Often a telephone
message may contain a logical cross reference to an inbasket entry.
Conventional telephone answering services, typically, do not provide
a means by which the deletion of a telephone message will
automatically delete an associated mail basket item.

      Often, an office user is removed from their conventional office
computer service.  For example, the traveling user after listening to
specific telephone messages can delete obsolete telephone messages,
but lacks a method by which to delete associated Email messages
automatically.

      Described is a software mechanism that allows users to
associate mail basket items to specified telephone messages.  The
user upon deleting a specified telephone message will have associated
inbasket entries deleted as specified by the user.

Essential Elements of this mechanism includes:

          DTMF Dialogue Navigator:  This component allows the user to
          navigate between options offered by this mechanism.  This
          component invokes the Dialogue Telephone Message Associator
          upon a user's request to delete a...