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Userid Search for Carbon-Copied Mail Recipients

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111723D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jackson, BK: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

Users of an electronic office system often distribute copies of electronic mail items to the recipient's manager or the recipient's department members. Current mail systems require users to either know the additional addresses or query these addresses before they can mail the document. An application is needed by which a recipient's associated address in a directory can be used to locate and include carbon-copied recipient's addresses. For example, given only the recipient's address and the command to "copy the manager", this application will be able to resolve the copied recipients' addresses and distribute the mail to the recipient and the carbon-copied recipients' addresses.

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Userid Search for Carbon-Copied Mail Recipients

      Users of an electronic office system often distribute copies of
electronic mail items to the recipient's manager or the recipient's
department members.  Current mail systems require users to either
know the additional addresses or query these addresses before they
can mail the document.  An application is needed by which a
recipient's associated address in a directory can be used to locate
and include carbon-copied recipient's addresses.  For example, given
only the recipient's address and the command to "copy the manager",
this application will be able to resolve the copied recipients'
addresses and distribute the mail to the recipient and the
carbon-copied recipients' addresses.

      This article describes a software application that will enable
office mail users to specify a parameter with a SEND MAIL command to
activate a directory search command and append userids/addresses to a
distribution list.  More specifically, it allows the originator to
specify implicit variables which correlate to an explicit address of
the recipient.  This invention will automatically locate the
recipient's manager or department members in a relational directory
database and adds the respective ids/routing addresses (e.g.,userids)
to the distribution list.  This invention performs a query command
using the recipient's id as a keyword to locate the requested userids
and appends the userids/addresses to the distribution list...