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Notification mechanism to 3th parties about the success/failure of a communication between two subjects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000124872D
Original Publication Date: 2005-May-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-May-11
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

If a subject 'A' is sending information to the recipient 'B', 3th part subjects need to know whether 'B' is able (or not able) to acknowledge the message. The problem arises also in mailing systems where a sender sends a mail to a recipient, and having a list of people in the cc list. With the existing mailing systems, only the sender is notified about the 'out of office' of the recipient, and only the sender gets the receive receipt (if that feature is active on the sent mail)

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Notification mechanism to 3th parties about the success/failure of a communication between two subjects

The method consists in including in the message the list of the recipients to acknowledge. An agent uses that list to broadcast to them the information about the success or the failure of the sent message. The idea could be implemented in a mailing system, changing the behavior of the "out of office" agent, that now notifies only the sender, so that it can notify all the people in the cc list. Also the "return receipt" feature could be enhanced so that it sends receipts to all the parties in cc list

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