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Delegated User Status

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122721D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A methodology is described which permits a mail requester to know if recipient(s) have delegated handling of their mail to another user.

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Delegated User Status

      A methodology is described which permits a mail requester to
know if recipient(s) have delegated handling of their mail to another
user.

      Described is a status returned in an Unformatted Status
Document so that the status can be reported by the receiving
application(s) to the originator(s) of the subject distribution
through an end user interface mechanism. A new status code is
returned on the Document Interchange Architecture LIST STATUS
command. The status code is returned in the Unformatted Status
Document which originated in coordination with applications governing
the affinity/delegation management mechanism. The status code
indicates the recipient has delegated mail to another user. The
delegated user will receive the mail and normal delivery status will
be managed therefrom. The receiving server will retain the status to
report properly to originators. The server to requester status
communication will ensure the status is reported to the requester for
appropriate report to the originator through an associated user
interface.

      A two-byte status code is implemented for indicating the mail
was sent to a delegated recipient. The delegated user id may be
included in the Document Interchange Architecture status so the
actual recipient is also reported to the requester through the
requester user interface. Status can be reported via the originator's
requester user interface in place of the normal delivered status or
as a s...