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Use of Smartmail Filters to Define Alerts

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109528D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-24
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bower, RA: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a method for allowing Smartmail filters to be used when defining X.400 alerts.

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Use of Smartmail Filters to Define Alerts

       This article describes a method for allowing Smartmail
filters to be used when defining X.400 alerts.

      X.400 is the international standard for electronic mail.  This
standard defines a Message Store (MS) and a User Agent (UA).  The
alert operation is used by the MS to notify a UA when new mail has
arrived.  X.400 allows for attributes to be sent along with the
alert.  By having the Smartmail filtering define these attributes
automatically for a user, Smartmail processing can be done based on
the alert rather than on having to retrieve the mail item.

      When a user defines Smartmail filters, there are attributes
associated with them.  For example, a user may define the following
filters:
  Filter                         Action
  Subject=Prototype              Delete
  Originator=Manager             Print
  Priority=Urgent                Download
  Sensitivity=Personal           File

      Smartmail can now build the default alert attributes based on
the set of attributes that Smartmail will need for its processing.
In this example, they would be Subject, Originator, Priority, and
Sensitivity.

      When an alert is received, Smartmail can intercept it and test
the attributes to see what kind of action needs to be performed.
This processing can then be done without interrupting the user.
After the processing is p...