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Method for controlling mail notifications based on instant messaging status

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200908D
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-29
Document File: 7 page(s) / 262K

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Abstract

Disclosed is the system and method for controlling mail notification based on instant messaging status.

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Method for controlling mail notifications based on instant messaging status

The current mailing systems are based on collaboration of mailing system with Instant messaging.But the collaboration system is not utilized properly to control the mail notifications.

Due to the disconnect between these two systems, all new mail notification will be triggered regardless of the instant messaging status. Presently there is no solution available which will control mail notifications based on the instant messaging status.

Disclosed method is based on the method of controlling the mail notification based on the "Mail Notification Rules" set by the user.

For implementation details we here provide:
1. User Interface design to explain end user experience
2. Flow chart to explain business logic details of the proposed solution.

1. User Interface design to explain end user experience

Step 1- User B enables "Mail Notification" option by selecting "Enable Mail Notification based on Instant Messaging Status" through "Preferences". (Note - User A is Mail sender and User B is the recipient.)

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User can customize the default settings for Mail Notification and also add new settings. (as shown in the figure given below)

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Default Settings:

Instant Messaging Status

Mail Flag

Default Action

Available

All Flag

New Mail notification is triggered.

Low /Entertainment

New Mail notification will not be triggered immediately.

User will be notified when User is in Available State

Busy / Meeting

High / Normal / FYI / FYA

New Mail notification is triggered.

Low / Normal / FYI /Entertainment

Do Not Disturb

New Mail notification will not be triggered immediately.

User will be notified when User is in...