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Method for Displaying and Filing Unsolicited Messages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121957D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gilchrist, F: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method by which a user or enterprise that possesses a client window or other viewing apparatus which automatically deletes unsolicited information can display the unsolicited information within the client window or viewing apparatus as well having such information filed into an historical log.

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Method for Displaying and Filing Unsolicited Messages

      This article describes a method by which a user or
enterprise that possesses a client window or other viewing apparatus
which automatically deletes unsolicited information  can display the
unsolicited information within the client window or viewing apparatus
as well having such information filed into an historical log.

      Applications which are involved in the process of displaying
unsolicited information may wish to keep a visible medium of such
messages, however, when such a medium deletes and clears this
information to make allowances for additional information a mechanism
is needed whereby an enterprise or individual can request that the
information deleted from the visible medium be placed in an
historical log.

      The solution is  to provide a mechanism which permits
unsolicited information to be displayed within a viewing apparatus
and to be concurrently filed within an unsolicited information log
which is accessible to an individual or enterprise. Unsolicited
information which appears in a client window, dialog box, or other
viewing apparatus can be replaced automatically, yet preserved for
future viewing by the enterprise or individual. The categorization of
unsolicited information deemed as preservable would permit an
application to file only selective unsolicited information within a
log, thus preserving the pertinent information,  yet displaying all
unsolicited information.

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