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X.400 Smartmail Object Class Hierarchy for OfficeVision

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107952D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chao, KK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes the object class hierarchy of an X.400 Smartmail system for OfficeVision* electronic mail. Smartmail is an electronic mail filtering system which automatically processes mail on behalf of the user. The object class hierarchy described here supports the design and implementation of an X.400 conformant Smartmail system.

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X.400 Smartmail Object Class Hierarchy for OfficeVision

       This article describes the object class hierarchy of an
X.400 Smartmail system for OfficeVision* electronic mail. Smartmail
is an electronic mail filtering system which automatically processes
mail on behalf of the user.  The object class hierarchy described
here supports the design and implementation of an X.400 conformant
Smartmail system.

      The benefits of providing an object class hierarchy for Office
have been discussed in a previous article (*).  An extension to the
Office object class hierarchy will be described here which supports
the design of an X.400 conformant Smartmail system.

      The X.400 standard provides guidelines for defining a group of
data structures which are referred to as "autoactions". These
structures provide a model from which the autoaction objects are
constructed. The standard allows a designer to define as many
different autoactions as required, as long as the guidelines are
followed. The Smartmail object class hierarchy shown in the following
diagram defines a set of autoaction objects and their relationships.
This hierarchy provides the foundation from which an X.400 conformant
Smartmail system can be constructed.

      Several advantages result from defining an X.400 Smartmail
object class hierarchy.  The class hierarchy provides a foundation
for designing a standard and consistent mail filtering system which
conforms to the X.400 standards.  The Sma...