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Highlight Configured Users in Email to/cc Lists

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000193442D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Feb-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Feb-24
Document File: 4 page(s) / 146K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Title: High Light & Group Configured Users in Email Recipient List

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Highlight Configured Users in Email to /

/cc Lists

cc Lists

High Light & Group Configured Users in Email Recipient List

Disclosed is a high light display and group managing method for email recipient list. It can show the pre-configured addresses and names of recipients in different color and move them to the start position. It can also display the recipients in different groups. Then users can process the email based on groups.

There are two drawbacks in the current email recipient list arts:
1. All addresses and names are in one To or Cc list.When there are many recipients, it's hard for users to find the interested ones.
2. Users just can easily process the email based on whole To or Cc list recipients. Like reply to all. If users want to just reply some of the recipients of the email, it is inconvenient.

This disclosure addresses these two drawbacks.

This disclosure presents the method of a high lightdisplay and group managing method for email recipient list.

First, users need to define some groups to manage interested addresses and names. One group has one group name, some addresses and one specified color.

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Group Definition

Group Definition

Group Name: Addresses:

ABC Company

user1@abc.com user2@abc.com user3@abc.com user4@abc.com

Color:

输入文本

DEF Company

Group Name: Addresses:

user1@def.com user2@def.com user3@def.com user4@def.com

Color:

输入文本

……

Figure 1. Users can define some groups containing several address and names; then specify the name andcolor to the group

Then user can see the interested addresses and names in the email recipients from start position with different colors as Fig. 3. if user choose to show recipients in this mode. The interested recipients are very easily to be noticed. Recipients willbe displayed as pre-defined color if it has. And the pre-defined addresses will be moved to the start following group sequence in configuration.

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Email

Email

To:

CC:

Figure 2.

Email

Email

To:

CC:

Figure 3. Email recipient list after using this disclosure. All pre-defined addresses are highlight asdifferent colors and moved to the start.

Users also can choose to display the recipients as different groups like Fig. 4. In this mode, users also can easily get the interested recipients. And users can decide which group will be used in reply all action instead replying to all recipients. Withthis, users need not to copy past some times to get the wanted reply list

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Otheruser1@ccc.com, otheruser2@ddd.com,...