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Method to extend functionality of email aliases

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000126464D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Jul-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jul-19
Document File: 1 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an idea that would enable the email alias to be set specific to a receiver's email.

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Method to extend functionality of email aliases

Currently, when creating an email alias, all persons in the group are populated in the email field where the alias is specified. When sending email, it would be beneficial to be able to setup email aliases that do more then just populate the email field in which it is specified. Ideally, the email aliases would be set up to allow for some receivers to be set to "to", "cc" and "bcc".

This idea would enable the email alias to be set specific to a receiver's email. For instance, if working a customer problem, every time the customer is sent an email, the mail alias is automatically set so that the managers are bcc'd. This is information that the server admin would be able to specify for a particular mail user. For example, a person working in service, the service lead would be copied on all emails sent to a specific external company domain.

In addition this idea would enable an email alias to be smart where based on a scan of the subject line where the email alias would be used. For example, when working on a team project, if the subject specifies a keyword, like the project name, then the email cc field is automatically populated with all the team members.

The core idea is to expand the functionality of the email alias. The advantage is ensuring all the people that need to be included in emails are automatically included. When creating an email alias, the following functionality would be available for the user to set:...