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Methodology to Remove Email Recipients from Future Replies

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000180333D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Mar-06
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Mar-06
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a methodology which allows e-mail senders and recipients more control over the permanence of the Cc list of e-mail messages. Senders can specify that a recipient only receive that single message but not subsequent replies to all, and recipients can specify that they should not receive additional messages on the thread.

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Methodology to Remove Email Recipients from Future Replies

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When e-mail users need to involve others in an e-mail conversation or send them an "FYI" notification, they add the other individuals to the Cc field so they receive a "carbon-copy" of the message. Unfortunately, once individuals have been added to the Cc, they generally remain on the recipient list for the duration of the e-mail conversation, cluttering their e-mail inbox long after the conversation has ceased to be relevant to them.

Today, these users are forced to process each additional reply manually , which is distracting and a waste of time, or create a filter to send future replies straight to the trash. Creating filters which delete replies is often difficult and potentially results in confusion if users assume that all recipients on the Cc are still reading replies.

This invention allows e-mail senders and recipients more control over the permanence of the Cc list of e-mail messages. Senders can specify that a recipient only receive that single message but not subsequent replies to all, and recipients can specify that they should not receive additional messages on the thread.

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