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Automatic recipient list tag association based on reoccurrence of recipients

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200913D
Publication Date: 2010-Oct-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

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Abstract

A method to dynamically maintain recipient-lists that will be kept current and relevant to the user is proposed. The user will have full control who is included and who is not for a certain subject, and have the possibility to manually alter the list if necessary. A system utilising dynamic recipient-list 'tagging' to solve the issue of not being able to dynamically maintain a recipient list is included. The system keeps a tag that stores the recipient list, and dynamically alters this tag when necessary. The user can then choose to apply this tag for emails and other related application in which a recipient list is needed. The system recognise what tag to use by type-ahead.

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Automatic recipient list tag association based on reoccurrence of recipients

Many times we are faced with the chore of deciding who to send a particular email to. Once decided, it can be tedious to manually add these names to the recipient list, even with type-ahead enabled. There have been attempts to solve this issue, for example:
- Stock mailing lists are commonly used, but they require the sender to recall all the names the email should reach. It it also demanding to maintain this list to keep it relevant.
- Google tries to aid in this area by matching a couple of initial entered addresses with historical mail deliveries to suggest and complete the recipient-list for the user (type- ahead).
- Other applications try to use the subject-title as a hint for who the mail should be delivered to. Again, this is based on similar emails sent in the past.

    The drawbacks of all the existing solutions is that they are confined to the email history or manually entered recipients gathered into static groups. Also, there is no connection is made between the recipients - one still has to enter them one by one without option of choosing a whole list of recipients. The shortcomings of these known solutions is that they leave little room for the sender to control the dynamics of the recipient-lists.

    A method to dynamically maintain recipient-lists that will be kept current and relevant to the user is proposed. The user will have full control over who is and who is not included in a certain subject, and have the possibility to manually alter the list if necessary. A system utilising dynamic recipient-list 'tagging' to solve the issue of not being able to dynamically maintain a recipient list is included. The system keeps a tag that stores the recipient list, and dynamically alters this tag when necessary. The user can then choose to apply this tag for emails and other related applications in which a recipient list is needed. The system recognises what tag to use by type-ahead.

    The advantage is that the recipient list is kept current while saving time not having to manually update groups etc. In addition, the tags can be shared among user...