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User(s) Other Than Sender Receiving Expired OS/2 Office Mail

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107170D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 76K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Smith, MD: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method in which a mail item is given one or more expiration recipient userids by the original sender at send time. The expiration recipients will receive the expired mail item instead of the sender. The sender could also be included in the expiration address list.

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User(s) Other Than Sender Receiving Expired OS/2 Office Mail

       This article describes a method in which a mail item is
given one or more expiration recipient userids by the original sender
at send time.  The expiration recipients will receive the expired
mail item instead of the sender. The sender could also be included in
the expiration address list.

      In OS/2* Office, the out-basket is used to send mail to other
users of OS/2 Office.  To send mail a user selects items such as
notes, letters, memos or documents and performs a send action on
those items.  A send action consists of either "dragging" and
"dropping" on the out- basket icon or selecting the "Send" pull-down
option from the "File" action-bar item.  Mail items can have a
control called "Expiration" set for them.

      The expiration control is used when a sender wishes to specify
that a mail item will stay unopened in a user's in-basket for a
limited time.  The sender specifies the date and time for the
unopened mail item to be taken from the recipient's inbasket and
returned to the sender.  When a mail item is sent and the recipient
does not open the mail item by the expiration date and time set by
the sender, the mail item is removed from the recipient's inbasket
and returned to the sender's inbasket.  The returned mail item is
marked as expired.

      When a mail item is sent by a user, a checkbox named
"Expiration" is available on the normal send dialog.  When this box
is checked a section of the current dialog becomes available.  The
newly available dialog section requires specification of the
expiration date and time.

      If the recipient opens the mail item prior to the expiration
date and time, the mail item is no longer a candidate for expiration.
Opening only the inbasket will not suffice, the item itself must be
opened.

      When a mail item expires, the mail application removes the item
from the...