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Method to Allow a User to Decide When Received Messages Should Be Indicated on the Device and When They Should Be Silently Received

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131830D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

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Abstract

When mobile devices receive e-mails the messages are populated on the device for the user to view them. However, many users prefer not to view a list of all the e-mails that they receive while they are not at work. So, they simply turn off their devices when leaving work. Upon turning the device on again all e-mails sent during the device-off time are received by the mobile device. However, the process of receiving a large group of e-mails at the same time could be very time consuming. This could also have a significant effect on the network if many users turn their devices on at the same time. Also the timestamp for all these messages is displayed incorrectly by the device. One proposed solution is to provide the user an option to turn off message reception indication. The user will have a choice of whether he wants the received e-mails to populate the list of messages. The device, however, will receive all messages while message-reception-indication is set to ‘OFF.’ Implementing this method will solve both the problems mentioned above. When the user sets message reception indication to ‘ON,’ all messages will populate the list. The device will display correct timestamps for all messages received while message reception indication was set to ‘OFF’ because it received them at the right time. Also the network won’t face heavy traffic due to the reception of a large number of messages at the same time.

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User-Controlled Message Reception Indication

Method to Allow a User to Decide When Received Messages Should Be Indicated on the Device and When They Should Be Silently Received

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When mobile devices receive e-mails the messages are populated on the device for the user to view them. However, many users prefer not to view a list of all the e-mails that they receive while they are not at work. So, they simply turn off their devices when leaving work. Upon turning the device on again all e-mails sent during the device-off time are received by the mobile device. However, the process of receiving a large group of e-mails at the same time could be very time consuming. This could also have a significant effect on the network if many users turn their devices on at the same time. Also the timestamp for all these messages is displayed incorrectly by the device.

One proposed solution is to provide the user an option to turn off message reception indication. The user will have a choice of whether he wants the received e-mails to populate the list of messages. The device, however, will receive all messages while message-reception-indication is set to ‘OFF.’

Implementing this method will solve both the problems mentioned above. When the user sets message reception indication to ‘ON,’ all messages will populate the list. The device will display correct timestamps for all messages received while message reception indication was set to ‘OFF’ because it received...