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[VL100] Profiled E-mail Filter (One-Email/Multiple Folders)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201507D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Nov-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Nov-12
Document File: 2 page(s) / 365K

Publishing Venue

Linux Defenders

Related People

Viva Miller: AUTHOR

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Profiled E-mail Filter (One-Email/Multiple Folders)

Description

Many e-mail users have compartmentalized their e-mail boxes.

There are a variety of different ways in which users can gain access to their e-mail. Most typically, people use either a webmail based e-mail, such as gmail, hotmail, or yahoo, or use a personal information manager, such as Microsoft Outlook, as an e-mail application. Often, users of these e-mail services enjoy compartmentalizing their information. For example, a person using gmail, may have different folders based on how they would like to categorize their various e-mails. Different folders could range from money, school, home, etc.

In the case where one user is compartmentalizing e-mail folders by specific categories, the profiled e-mail filter would allow what would be deemed as spam to one particular folder, as pertinent subject matter in another. Specifically, for this case, the filter would allow the user to enter particular key words pertaining to each folder, and when unsolicited e-mails are sent to the e-mail address, the filter will allow these e-mails to not be dismissed as spam, and instead, if the subject matter is related to folder related subjects (by keywords), the e-mail will be filtered to the appropriate folder. This improves upon existent technology in that it would allow unsolicited e- mails that normally would be automatically deemed as spam in one particular folder, to be deemed as relevant to the particular folder and not dismissed because another folder may deem it as spam/irrelevant. Thus, the profiled e-mail filter would in essence create a profile based on the preferences of each particular folder, even though the e-mail is sent to one address.

In summary, the profile e-mail filter would not block everything deemed "foreign" to the specific user. Sometimes the user can receive e-mails that would be of particular interest to user, but would not be something the user has received in the past. This program would allow the user to receive these e-mails while simultaneously blocking other junk. (See Figure 4)


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