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Correlation of Asynchronously Reported Status Within Distribution List

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107222D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kasiraj, C: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A method is described to provide granular level of recipient status reporting to a distribution sender for previously distributed mail items.

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Correlation of Asynchronously Reported Status Within Distribution List

      A method is described to provide granular level of recipient
status reporting to a distribution sender for previously distributed
mail items.

      A "distribution list" provides a useful function of grouping a
set of users.  This list can then be addressed on electronic mail
when distributing to those set of users. There are two types of
distribution lists that exist in the current office products, "local"
and "remote" distribution lists.  A "local" distribution list resides
on the originating node.  This list can be accessed readily by the
sender and, therefore, can be resolved and expanded at or by the
originating system.  A "remote" distribution list provides way to
address a list that resides in the destination system.

      A local or remote distribution list when addressed as
recipients can provide a level confusion when some feedback is
required of those distributions that were addressed to distribution
list.  A distribution list can be nested, and can be local or remote.
The recipient information, therefore, as part of a distribution
status, can be confusing to the sender as part of any feedback
notification.  For example, if a user sends a distribution to
Distribution List-A and then later expanded to Distribution List-B
and Recipient-X where Distribution List-B contains Recipient-Y and
Recipient-Z. The feedback information in response to the original
distribution may...