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Alternate Method of X.400 Autofile

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109183D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 62K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Liao, KK: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes an alternate method of implementation of an X.400 conformant autofile autoaction. This method results in enhanced usability for users by providing users with increased control over the automated filing of messages which arrive at their inbasket.

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Alternate Method of X.400 Autofile

       This article describes an alternate method of
implementation of an X.400 conformant autofile autoaction.  This
method results in enhanced usability for users by providing users
with increased control over the automated filing of messages which
arrive at their inbasket.

      Typically, the following implementation of the X.400 autofile
autoaction has been described.  The mail service applies a
user-defined filter to messages which arrive at the user's inbasket.
A filter is an X.400 data structure which provides logical rules to
the mail system for separating specific messages from a group of
messages.  The result is that messages which match the autofile
filter are moved immediately to the folder indicated in the autofile
autoaction.  The user is not notified when an autoaction is executed.
In order to determine that messages have been filed and the location
(folder) in which the message was filed, the user must read the
Autoaction Log.  This Log indicates which autoactions have occurred
and the results of the autoaction.

      An alternate implementation of the autofile autoaction is
proposed which reduces the need to examine the Autoaction Log to
determine that mail arrived and was filed.  The autofile autoaction
is implemented as proposed by the X.400 standards, however, when new
mail arrives at the user's inbasket, the message will not be
immediately filed into a folder.  Instead, the "mail waiting"
indicat...