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Automatic Processing of Meeting Notices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107271D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Breitbach, MT: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

A method for having meeting notices automatically processed when they are received via electronic mail is disclosed. When the meeting notice document is received and the meeting scheduler has been authorized to the addressee's calendar, the meeting notice is applied to the calendar and the document discarded. To the end user, it appears as if the meeting was just directly added to their calendar, even though the scheduler may have been on a remote system.

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Automatic Processing of Meeting Notices

       A method for having meeting notices automatically
processed when they are received via electronic mail is disclosed.
When the meeting notice document is received and the meeting
scheduler has been authorized to the addressee's calendar, the
meeting notice is applied to the calendar and the document discarded.
To the end user, it appears as if the meeting was just directly added
to their calendar, even though the scheduler may have been on a
remote system.

      Automatic processing of meeting notice documents allows users
on remote systems to have meetings scheduled on their electronic
calendars directly, without having to manually view and process a
meeting notice document through electronic mail.  The automatic
processing can process multiple calendars at one time and will only
leave the meeting notice document in a user's mailbox if at least one
calendar for that user could not be automatically processed. For
example, a meeting notice document may be received that invites both
a conference room calendar owned by user ABC and also invites user
ABC.  If the conference room calendar has authorized the scheduler to
add the meeting, but the scheduler is not authorized to ABC's
calendar, the meeting notice will be left in user ABC's mailbox and
the meeting is only applied to the conference room calendar.
However, if the scheduler was authorized to both the conference room
calendar and user ABC's calendar, the meeting w...