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Method for Specifying the Selective Deletion of Unsolicited Messages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120297D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gilchrist, F: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method by which a user or enterprise can request that when a client window or other viewing apparatus, which displays unsolicited information is at a maximum capacity for displaying such information that specific categories of unsolicited information be replaced by subsequent unsolicited information.

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Method for Specifying the Selective Deletion of Unsolicited Messages

      This article describes a method by which a user or enterprise
can request that when a client window or other viewing apparatus,
which displays unsolicited information is at a maximum capacity for
displaying such    information that specific categories of
unsolicited information be replaced by subsequent unsolicited
information.

      Today applications which are involved in the process of
displaying of unsolicited information may wish to keep a visible
medium of the messages. Most applications are limited as to the
number of unsolicited messages that can be displayed within a viewing
apparatus. Once the limit has been reached no other messages can be
added to the viewing apparatus without removing messages which are
currently being displayed. The problem is that a user or enterprise
may wish to keep a visible medium of certain messages while wanting
to replace certain others.

      The solution is to provide a mechanism that permits unsolicited
information to be categorized and be replaced within a viewing
apparatus on the basis of the categorization of the unsolicited
information. Unsolicited information which appears in a client
window, dialog box or other viewing apparatus can then be replaced
automatically by the designation of what types of unsolicited
information are deemed preservable. Such unsolicited information
would be replaced upon the arrival of additional unsolicited
in...