Browse Prior Art Database

Java Applet Attached to E-Mail

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000123165D
Original Publication Date: 1998-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 52K

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.

This text was extracted from an ASCII text file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 99% of the total text.

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 flow chart below contains the sequence of operations:...