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Efficient, cost-effective way for mass-mailer communications - Step towards Greener Planet

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000195839D
Publication Date: 2010-May-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 388K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method to optimize the network and storage cost in mass mailer communications and enhance the user experience without requiring the user to performing any additional task.

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This disclosure is aimed towards 3 main objectives:
1. Smarter & Greener planet initiative to bring down the carbon foot print
2. Bring down the storage cost of huge organizations
3. Give more mail box space for the end user to receive emails without being cut-off due to insufficient storage space. By sharing the mail content with everyone in the group, each individual's storage cost comes down thereby user experience factor goes up.

Following diagrams show how today's world mail server sends a message and how this new technology would send a message

Current Architecture - Option 1 (used more than 95% of the time- here user sends the email to all recipients as usual. This is highly inefficient way of performing this activity, but unfortunately this is the most common

way of sending emails)

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Current Architecture - Option 2 (used not frequently - here user puts the high-

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content in a document repository and then sends the link to intended recipients. While this is performance-

wise good, this is not very popular due to lot of manual actions and not very

practical to use it in all scenarios)

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Future Architecture - This new option combines the best elements of options 1 & 2 above - Simplicity for user (from option 1) and power of cost savings (from option 2). The main objective is to make this whole process part of server-side processing and make it completely transparent to the user.

As you see here, user is not made to do anything beyond normal operations and this new innovative algorithm at server side performs all...