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System and Method of Automatic Composed Message Save

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131183D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 25K

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Abstract

This invention addresses an issue of losing an email during composition if your device was to crash, hang or reset. If you are in the midst of composing an email and your device were to crash and needed to be reset or if the device resets itself, the message is lost. This invention would resolve this issue by automatically saving an open message as a draft. If the device was to crash and needed a reboot, the message would be saved. This is especially useful if the message you were composing was rather lengthy or of a sensitive nature. The user will be prompted asking whether he wishes to delete the draft or keep it. The only software that has similar features is Microsoft Outlook. Outlook does have an automatic message save. However, one has to enable it to use it. Also if your computer crashes before the automatic save kicks in, the message is lost. Also mobile devices do not allow you to save a draft; you must save it manually rather than having it be saved once you compose the message.

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AUTOMATIC MESSAGE COMPOSE

System and Method of Automatic Composed Message Save

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This invention addresses an issue of losing an email during composition if your device was to crash, hang or reset.

If you are in the midst of composing an email and your device were to crash and needed to be reset or if the device resets itself, the message is lost.  This invention would resolve this issue by automatically saving an open message as a draft.  If the device was to crash and needed a reboot, the message would be saved.  This is especially useful if the message you were composing was rather lengthy or of a sensitive nature. The user will be prompted asking whether he wishes to delete the draft or keep it.

The only software that has similar features is Microsoft Outlook.  Outlook does have an automatic message save. However, one has to enable it to use it.  Also if your computer crashes before the automatic save kicks in, the message is lost. Also mobile devices do not allow you to save a draft; you must save it manually rather than having it be saved once you compose the message.