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Automatic Delivery and Chaining of Priority Mail Items

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111416D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of allowing a priority mail item to be delivered such that the recipient will read the item at the first opportunity. This system provides a guaranteed delivery of a mail item when the originator has authority to send the item with priority. The mail item will be presented to the recipient when the recipient opens the inbasket.

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Automatic Delivery and Chaining of Priority Mail Items

      Disclosed is a method of allowing a priority mail item to be
delivered such that the recipient will read the item at the first
opportunity.  This system provides a guaranteed delivery of a mail
item when the originator has authority to send the item with
priority.  The mail item will be presented to the recipient when the
recipient opens the inbasket.

      As soon as the inbasket is opened, this system detects that
there is at least one priority item in the inbasket, and that item is
automatically opened and displayed to the recipient.  If more than
one priority item exists in the inbasket at one time, the user can
use a function key to automatically open the next item in the
priority chain.  The chain holds the items in chronological order.

      The priority items can be presented in the order from the
oldest to the newest, or from the newest to the oldest.