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Java Applet Attached to E-Mail

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123015D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Breslau, FC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a new email read function whereby a Java Virtual Machine (JVM) can begin as part of the email reading process. When opening email which contains an applet, the user is first presented with a dialog box containing: Applet Execution (All, None, Selected) A default setting is available which precludes the Applet Execution question.

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Java Applet Attached to E-Mail

      Disclosed is a new email read function whereby a Java Virtual
Machine (JVM) can begin as part of the email reading process.  When
opening email which contains an applet, the user is first presented
with a dialog box containing:
  Applet Execution (All, None, Selected)
  A default setting is available which precludes the Applet
   Execution question.

      If S is selected, each applet will have a box next to it in
which a Y or N can be entered denoting whether the applet will be
executed or not.  A button labeled GO can be activated when selection
is complete.

      If A is selected, the email message is loaded and all Java
applets are executed.

      If N is selected the email message is loaded and none of the
Java applets are executed.

      The email could contain an applet which reads the note aloud
and an applet which plays an audio clip while the note is being read
aloud.  This would allow "mood" stamps, currently contained within
the Lotus Notes product, to be accompanied by background audio
suitable for  the "mood."

      The JVM may execute a virus checker against the attached files
to ensure that attachments containing viruses are not stored.  The
JVM could also play .WAV files so that the user may store them based
on their content.

      Additionally, the JVM may be stopped while the email is being
read which allows dynamic overriding of the initial user preferences.

      The fl...