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Send a single mail to people with different priority settings for each user.

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000181988D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Apr-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Apr-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system that can send a single email with different priority settings for each recipient

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Send a single mail to people with different priority settings for each user

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The disclosed enhancement to existing email creation software tools can also be applied to similar tools used for notification such as database query interfaces , report generation and notification tools, etc.

All email composition and forwarding tools have an option of sending mail with different levels of priority. Available marks include "urgent", "lower priority", "action", etc. by setting several flags.

The limitation today is that all email creation programs only allow you to set those flags for every single recipient (individual or list), even if it is of varying degrees of importance to the various recipients.

The concept here is to have email composition flags that are customized to be applicable to one recipient or a set of recipients , rather than being applicable to every single recipient of that email.

An urgent mail can be sent to an employee to take an action , but the manager only needs the mail marked as an FYI, there is no easy way to do that today . The manager can be included in the CC or BCC section , but this does not really indicate that this is not an "urgent" email for the manager, but it is for my "employee".

As indicated above, the idea is to have the priority, importance, and other similar flags be customized per email account or per group of email accounts .

Several recipients can be added to the To :, CC: and BCC: lists, and then select the "high importance" and other such flags. But those...