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Method for User-Selected Recallable Archive of Phone Messages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110841D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Provided is a method for creating phone mail logs which are created with an assigned class for determining the media used to store the message. Messages may be recalled with phone mail at any time but are stored in a media of choice. Phone mail logs are defined with a phrase made up of words or individual characters.

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Method for User-Selected Recallable Archive of Phone Messages

      Provided is a method for creating phone mail logs which are
created with an assigned class for determining the media used to
store the message.  Messages may be recalled with phone mail at any
time but are stored in a media of choice.  Phone mail logs are
defined with a phrase made up of words or individual characters.

      Currently, phone mail systems save phone mail messages so that
a user is able to retrieve them and then decide if the messages
should be deleted or saved.  A straightforward method is desired for
saving messages to arbitrary media from the phone mail system.  A
phone mail system is only capable of storing a limited number of
messages.

      For example, there are many messages a user wishes to archive.
Current phone systems permit saving the messages, but it is time
consuming to revisit the messages, particularly when many messages
must be heard before retrieving the sought message.  Furthermore, a
user may desire to save messages to a more manageable and convenient
media such as printer, fax, electronic (soft) copy, etc.  A method
for storing phone messages in a desirable place and form is needed.

      Phone log names are created with an assigned class and
location.  A user may save the phone message to any of the logs in
the list.  A convenient phone mail system interface is provided for
optionally enumerating all available logs.  The user may also specify...