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Mobile-Side Configurable Pseudo-Email and Phone-Call Receiving Filter for Alerting Users Intelligently Based on Different Personal Preferences and Email Priority Levels

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000130466D
Publication Date: 2005-Oct-31
Document File: 3 page(s) / 12K

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Abstract

Email priority categorization differ from person to person, for example, one scenario may be:

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PSEUDO RX ALERTING FILTER ON

MOBILE

TERMINAL SIDE

Mobile-Side Configurable Pseudo-Email and Phone-Call Receiving Filter for Alerting Users Intelligently Based on Different Personal Preferences and Email Priority Levels

Disclosed Anonymously

Email priority categorization differ from person to person, for example, one scenario may be:

        A . higher priority emails from my superior (CEO, manager, etc.) and high priority messages sent by any other sender

        B.  low priority message that the user sets (i.e., CNN news, association group messages, old      

project email group)

        C.  regular emails (i.e., all other company mail, messages from customers / vendors, new messages)

Consider the following characteristics:

1). All different emails received will cause a mobile device to instantly alert the user the same way, any time, 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, regardless of their different importance levels. Some mobile users may be alerted hundreds of times a day. This may be a distraction from their daily jobs. Furthermore, users may not be able to afford to set the device in "Silent Profile" mode.

2). Instant alerting of high priority or regular emails may be necessary and is often appreciated. Instant alerting of low priority message is not needed. Users may want to check these at their own free time.

3). In certain instances, only higher priority messages are required (e.g., sleep time, during 1-day-long meeting or expensive training).

 

4) The concept of "always instant alerting" is good for some users, but may not be good for other users (i.e., people bombarded with too many emails a day)

One proposed solution is to use "pseudo-filtering". Psuedo-filtering is used for user-alerting control. It enables a mobile device to systematically receive more-important and/or higher-priority messages, yet may not alert the user immediately. The user can read, process the message or act on it at his/her convenience.

This pseudo-filter is different from that "solid filter" that is implemented on email servers or data redirection servers. Messages or senders hitting the solid filter that are on a blacklist (i.e., spam filter) may not be received by a mobile device.

The proposed solution consists of the following:

1. Adding a new application feature to let users do a pseudo filtering mobile device. For example, enabling users an editable UI like this:

     Highest (Always) Alerting: (List A)

                                   [Boss] boss@company.com

                                   [Manager] manager@company.com

                                   [value customer at T-Mobile] importantguy@t-mobile.com

 

    Regular (Conditional) Alerting: (List B.1)

                                                     

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