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Method of Email Notification Using an Override Tag

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131826D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

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Abstract

Mobile devices using push technology may be able to receive emails 24 hours a day. However, in certain circumstances, it is not very convenient to be notified. For example, one might not want to be alerted by an incoming message when they are asleep, attending an important meeting or at the movies. Certain devices incorporate various software profiles, providing the user some possibilities to turn off the notification, however, these profiles may not be enough. The proposed solution utilizes a Notification Override Tag. This tag gives the sender of the email the opportunity to override the notification level in the receiver's handheld for that particular email. For example, if the sender wants to send an email from Europe to North America when he/she knows that it is middle of the night in the latter, he/she can, by choosing a suitable notification tag, make sure that the receiver does not gets notified at all or gets notified in suitable local time (i.e., when the recipient wakes up). Some notification override tags include: • Don't notify if local time is "sleeping time" • Don't notify if local time is not "working hour time" • Don't notify if local time Furthermore, the solution would enable mobile device users to define and set notification interval (e.g., "sleeping time", "working hour", etc.).

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NOTIFICATION OVERRIDE TAG

Method of Email Notification Using an Override Tag

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Mobile devices using push technology may be able to receive emails 24 hours a day. However, in certain circumstances, it is not very convenient to be notified. For example, one might not want to be alerted by an incoming message when they are asleep, attending an important meeting or at the movies. Certain devices incorporate various software profiles, providing the user some possibilities to turn off the notification, however, these profiles may not be enough. 

The proposed solution utilizes a Notification Override Tag. This tag gives the sender of the email the opportunity to override the notification level in the receiver's handheld for that particular email.

For example, if the sender wants to send an email from Europe to North America when he/she knows that it is middle of the night in the latter, he/she can, by choosing a suitable notification tag, make sure that the receiver does not gets notified at all or gets notified in suitable local time (i.e., when the recipient wakes up).

Some notification override tags include:

 

  • Don't notify if local time is "sleeping time"
  • Don't notify if local time is not "working hour time"
  • Don't notify if local time

Furthermore, the solution would enable mobile device users to define and set notification interval (e.g., "sleeping time", "working hour", etc.).