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A method to prevent personal eMail entry from routing to persons outide sender specified group

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198191D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

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Abstract

With the development of information technology, eMail system has been acting as more important role in communication and collaboration. But we still meet some scenarios as below sometimes: 1. A manager send a mail to Lead A and Lead B in his team to discuss the performance of all team members. He hopes his mail part can be routed within himself and Lead A & B, but don't want his mail part to be routed outside the name list. Unfortunately, Lead A replied this mail with history and CCed to the all his members. Now, all members under lead A also received the A's mail in which the manager's original mail part is included, which is not what the manager wanted. 2. Serval people are discussing one private topic through email in a mail thread, person A also joined the discussion and don't want his mail part to be routed to those not in current name list. Unfortunately, another person B in this list relied to all with history and added one more guy: C who is not in current name list into the discussion. Now, person C received the B's mail in which the A's mail part is included, which is not what person A wanted, either. In these two scenarios, Neither the manager nor person A wants to their mail part to be routed outside the list they want. But they can not control this for now. In current email systems, we don't provide any way to end user to prevent his mail part from routing to someone he doesn't want. In some mail system, we just simply prevent a whole mail body from copying, which means nobody can reply or forward the whole mail even if he is in original name list. In this disclosure, an useful method is introduced to resolve this kind of problem, which prevent mail users from sending sensitive messaging parts to unwanted persons.

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A method to prevent personal eMail entry from routing to persons outide sender specified group

We give a simple way based on current mail system to provide the end user with the ability to prevent his mail content from routing to the persons he doesn't want. Each user can add a mark to indicate his part can not be routed to other person when he creates a new mail or replies a existing mail. Mail system will check this mark when routing the mail. For the part on which users added this kind of mark, server will delete it before routing if server find this receiver is not in the list of this part. For those parts on which users didn't add the mark, server will go on routing them even if the receiver is not in the list.

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