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Method and System for Prioritizing Notification of Messages by Assigning a Level of Importance to Senders of the Messages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199971D
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 20K

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Abstract

A method and system for prioritizing notification of messages by assigning a level of importance to senders of the messages is disclosed. The messages received by a recipient are categorized based on different levels of importance. Based on a level of importance, a receipt of message is notified to the recipient. The messages received by the recipient may include, messages that are immediately notified to the recipient, messages that are notified to the recipient after a predefined duration and messages that are deferred from being notified to the recipient.

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Method and System for Prioritizing Notification of Messages by Assigning a Level of Importance to Senders of the Messages

Disclosed is a method and system for prioritizing notification of messages by assigning a level of importance to senders of the messages. The messages received by a recipient are categorized based on different levels of importance. Based on a level of importance, a receipt of message is notified to the recipient. The messages received by the recipient may include, messages that are immediately notified to the recipient, messages that are notified to the recipient after a predefined duration and messages that are deferred from being notified to the recipient.

In an embodiment, the level of importance to senders of a message is assigned for prioritizing notification of messages to a recipient by a service provider. Alternatively, the level of importance to senders of a message may be assigned by a recipient of the message. Thus, each sender of a message may be assigned a level of importance. Alternatively, the level of importance may be assigned to a group of senders. In a scenario, a service provider may categorize senders of messages under three levels of importance. Thus, when a recipient receives a message from a sender having a first level of importance, the message may be immediately notified to the recipient. For example, close relatives of a recipient may be assigned with the first level of importance. In such a case, a message sent by the close relatives is immediately notified to the recipient. In another example, messages sent pertaining to local or national emergency may be assigned with the first level of importance and thus may be immediately notified to the recipient.

Further, a sender or a group of senders may be assigned a second level of importance. The second level of importance indicates that notification of a message from the sender or the group of senders to a recipient is delayed for a predefined duration. However, the message sent by the sender may be delivered to the recipient. Therefore, only the notification of the message is delayed. In a scenario, the predefined...