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Time Dependent Email Attachment Execution

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123019D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Breslau, FC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a new email function that allows Time Dependent Execution (TDE). This function can be contained in a special folder. The email message is written with DATE/TIME specified in the subject header which may delineate that the message contains a time dependent executable attachment. A program associated with the TDE folder will periodically execute to monitor the message header dates/times in this folder.

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Time Dependent Email Attachment Execution

      Disclosed is a new email function that allows Time Dependent
Execution (TDE).  This function can be contained in a special
folder.  The email message is written with DATE/TIME specified in the
subject header which may delineate that the message contains a time
dependent executable attachment.  A program associated with the TDE
folder will periodically execute to monitor the message header
dates/times in this folder.

      When the subject specified date/time occurs, the entire email
message is flashed on the screen.  If no attachment is present, the
Escape (ESC) keyboard key may be depressed which causes the message
to be cleared.  If the message contains an attachment, a dialog box
asking for View/Execute/Ignore/Snooze for X minutes is displayed.
The user is given the choice of what action should occur.

      The chart below shows the sequence of events. 

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