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A Quick Method to Show Useful E-mails in UI

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198175D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

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Abstract

When you have many E-mail in your everyday in your mail client, such as outlook, lotus notes, you may need a lot of time to read them one by one to find useful mails. It's easy to order them by topic or sender. But, it's hard to have a big picture of your mails, like how many mails from certain people, or how many topics have been discussed, especially when you want to know the result for a certain time period. Take a real case for example, suppose you're a busy person, who don't have enough time to check mail. One day you checked your mail in the morning, and when you want to check in the the afternoon you find there are 200 new mails. You may want to have a quick check to see if how many mail from certain person, or of important topics, so that you can response to the top priority stuff. But it's hard to tell just in a glance. At lease you need to read all the titles/sender to generate the result by yourself.

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-mails in UI

mails in UI

The implement include 3 parts, the first part is the function select time method , the 2nd and 3rd part are 2 new views for current E-mail client.

1. One function of them is to limit the time period . See the picture below, you can easily define the time period you want with the bar . When the start time and the end time is defined , the result of the 2 views will be generated only bythe E -mails in the defined time period.


2. People view

Use the function in 1# above to select the time period , and generate the following report :

With the selected time period (yyyy/mm/dd 10:00 - yyyy/mm/dd 16:00), the following people have sent your E -mail:

People View

Sender Name Mail Count Rob Minkoff 20
Jacky Chan 9
Jet Li 7
Crystal Liu 5
Michael Angarano 3
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A Quick Method to Show Useful E -

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When click at the sender , take Jacky Chan for example , turn to a view that only display the mail from this sender , which is widely used in currently E-mail client.

Current Sender :

: Jacky Chan

Jacky Chan

Subject Receive time Size ......
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3. Subject view

Use the function in 1# above to select the time period , and generate the following report :

With the selected time period (yyyy/mm/dd 10:00 - yyyy/mm/dd 16:00), you have the following topics in your mail :

Subject View:

Subject People Involved

Some important stuff about the forbidden Kongdom 50
Ask for xxx 20
Please...