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Method of updating sender-specified content to a previous sent email

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198300D
Publication Date: 2010-Aug-04
Document File: 7 page(s) / 273K

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Abstract

The main idea of this invention is that user can enter a correction or a update, when he/she wants to update a perviously outgoing email. The correction will show up in the recipient's email box with version information. The original email is hidden as the archive version of the correction email.

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Method of updating sender -

Main Idea

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. Background : What is the problem solved by your invention ? Describe known solutions to this problem (

(if any

                                                                             if any). What are the drawbacks of such known solutions , or why is an additional solution required ? Cite any relevant technical documents or references .

1.1 Field of the Invention

This invention relates to a new method to help the recipients to clarify the mail , which resend more than one times in order to correct sender-specified error or update sender-specified content.

1.2 What is the problem?

User Case:

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.. Grace send a mail to the team to report the BVT (Level-I) result of today's Domino build. After a few

hours, Grace send a mail to the team to report the full BVT (Level-I + Level II)

Grace must do so, because the stage report was important for some people to get the basic report earlier.

Problem

Problem:

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All user will get and keep two BVT reports, and the second mail had included all content in thefirst.

Many user will open both of these two mails, but in fact they need not read the first one.

Some people maybe ignore the second mail, if he see a mail from same sender with similar title.

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:: Chen Yan send a mail to the team to introduce an useful Dojo's forum. Then, he notice that he type the

wrong url. So , he resend a mail to correct the url.

Problem:

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Many user will read the wrong mail at first, they will click the wrong url or take wrong actionat that time.

Many user will try to ping Chen Yan when they meet the error, if they did not try to check the latest mail to find the correction

The wrong mail will still keep in inbox, though the content had been outdated.

Some people maybe ignore the second mail, if he see a mail from same sender with similar title

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-specified content to a previous sent email

specified content to a previous sent email

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1.3 Prior Art search

7296057 Method for user-specified error correction in an instant messaging system
5481597 Sent message cancellation arrangement
Search result:
No prior art covers the electronic email error correction or update sender-specified content to a previous sent email.

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. Summary of Invention : Briefly describe the core idea of your invention (

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3 below). Describe the

2.1 Main idea of this invention

The main idea of this invention is that user can enter a correction or a update, when he/she wants to update a perviously outgoing email. The correction will show up in the recipient's email box with version information. The original email is hidden as the archive version of the correction email.

Here's the use case that user A sent an email to user B and then found an error after email is sent.
1. When user A finds an error in his previous email, user A modifies the error in his sent folder and resends. There's a button in user's sent folder to send the certain correction email.
2. The correction email has the previous email...