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Resend Based on Unable to Respond for Extended Time Messages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110440D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Williams, ML: AUTHOR

Abstract

Prior systems provide a method by which an originator of mail could receive a status notification that a recipient will be indisposed for an extended period. This allowed an originator to be aware of situations where a recipient would not respond to the originator for an extended period, e.g., the recipient is on vacation or leave of absence. Originators upon receiving such status may desire to resend the original distribution to users who can respond in a timely manner.

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Resend Based on Unable to Respond for Extended Time Messages

      Prior systems provide a method by which an originator of mail
could receive a status notification that a recipient will be
indisposed for an extended period.  This allowed an originator to be
aware of situations where a recipient would not respond to the
originator for an extended period, e.g., the recipient is on vacation
or leave of absence.  Originators upon receiving such status may
desire to resend the original distribution to users who can respond
in a timely manner.

      Current methods require the user to find the document
identifiers and issue resend requests to the mail service.
Originators need methods by which automatic resend can occur upon
receipt of a Unable to Respond for Extended Time (URET) status
message.

      Described here is a method that allows users to register
requests with a service that automatically resends previous
distributions upon receiving a URET status message.  This service
monitors unsolicited messages.  A user profile is maintained that has
electronic addresses for alternate recipients.  Extraction of the
document-id occurs from the URET upon reception of a URET message.
The service uses this information to issue a resend of the previous
distribution to an alternate recipient specified in the user profile.
The originator can optionally be notified of the resend requests and
if the resend requests were successful.  This method offers the
advantage of...