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Method for Indicating a Calendar Entry which Deletes an Inbasket Entry

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110940D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Salahshour, A: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Often future events determine the necessity of retaining mail basket items. For example, a draft document may no longer be necessary after completion of a design review of the final draft. This capability is especially desirable for documents that occupy massive amounts of storage. Current calendars can register future events, but provide no mechanism for the association of particular documents to a mail basket item.

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Method for Indicating a Calendar Entry which Deletes an Inbasket Entry

      Often future events determine the necessity of retaining mail
basket items.  For example, a draft document may no longer be
necessary after completion of a design review of the final draft.
This capability is especially desirable for documents that occupy
massive amounts of storage.  Current calendars can register future
events, but provide no mechanism for the association of particular
documents to a mail basket item.

      Described is a method by which calendar events can
automatically be associated with the deletion of particular inbasket
items.  A Registration Service allows users to associate particular
entries with specified calendar events.  Users can specify which
item(s) should be deleted or filed from their inbasket upon a
specified event having transpired.  Note, the association is between
the calendar event and not the time itself of the calendar event.
This allows users to rearrange events within a calendar without
worrying about date/time specifications.  This is particularly useful
for corporations that periodically slip schedules.  It is not
necessary to define time slots for these associations.  The mail
basket item is associated with the event and not the time of the
event.  Each event has an identifier that uniquely defines the event
within the calendar network.  Users can then define scheduled events
which would delete the items from their inbasket(s).

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