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Calendar System Management through User List Association

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111496D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is provision for a user to manage/maintain a set of user's calendars by conveniently using a nickname list or distribution list available in most electronic mail (E-mail) systems.

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Calendar System Management through User List Association

      Disclosed is provision for a user to manage/maintain a set of
user's calendars by conveniently using a nickname list or
distribution list available in most electronic mail (E-mail) systems.

      Often it is desirable to manage (browse, alter, copy, etc.,) a
multiplicity of user's calendars.  For example, a sudden meeting is
called involving a few managers.  It may be desirable to see how many
other managers are going to the same meeting by browsing through
their calendars.  This may provide hints as to the importance of the
meeting.  A user such as a secretary may support a multiplicity of
managers and may have the task of placing data on their calendars.  A
convenient method is desirable for doing that task.

      A user is allowed to manage/maintain a set of user's calendars
by conveniently using a nickname list or distribution list available
in most E-mail systems.  The nickname or distribution list is
maintained in a customary mail system environment fashion.  The user
invokes the calendar management function aspect of the embodiment and
then specifies an existing mail distribution or nickname list as a
source for users whose calendars will be automatically managed.  Any
users contained in the distribution list who are on inaccessible
calendar systems or do not exist on a calendar system are
automatically skipped.

      In the case of the nickname list, the embodiment accesses
entries and assigned addresses therein, one at a time...