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Definition of Auto-Action Priorities Defined by User

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122288D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bower, R: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method for allowing a user to assign priorities to their X.400 auto-actions.

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Definition of Auto-Action Priorities Defined by User

      This article describes a method for allowing a user to
assign priorities to their X.400 auto-actions.

      X.400 allows a user to define auto-actions.  However, it does
not define a method for assigning priorities to these auto-actions.
Because of this, all auto-actions are processed against mail items
rather than having a higher priority action negate a lower priority
action.

      When auto-actions are stored, the user will be given a chance
to assign a priority to them.  If the user chooses to assign no
priorities, then all auto-actions will be processed.  However, if
priorities are assigned, the highest priority auto-action will be
used.

      For example, a user has the following auto-actions defined:
Priority     Filter               Action
6            From=Mary            File to Mary folder
4            Subject=AI           Forward to Dept
4            From=Manager         Print
2            Obsoleted=Yes        Discard

      If the following mail items were to come in, they would
generate the following actions:
Item      From     Subject  Obsoleted  Action
  1     Mary     AI       No         File to Mary folder
  2     Manager  AI       No         Forward to Dept & Print
  3     John     XYZ      Yes       ...