Browse Prior Art Database

Method and System for Providing Status of an Email Transmission

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201664D
Publication Date: 2010-Nov-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 19K

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

A method and system for providing status of an email transmission sent during a conversation is disclosed. The conversation may be over a telephone, through an Instant Messaging (IM) system or a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 51% of the total text.

Page 01 of 2

Method and System for Providing Status of an Email Transmission

Disclosed is a method and system for providing status of an email transmission sent during a conversation. The conversation may be over a telephone, through an Instant Messaging (IM) system or a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) call.

When two users are having a conversation, there may be instances when a first user in the conversation sends an email to the second user. In such cases, the second user is required to wait for the email to efficiently continue the conversation. However, in cases when the file size of the email is large, the time required for complete transmission of the email is large and the second user may not receive information about the status of transmission of the email.

Accordingly, the method and system disclosed herein generates a herald message corresponding to the email sent by the first user. The herald message provides a real-time indication that the email has been sent by the first user and is being transmitted to the second user. The herald message has a small file size and has a high priority when compared to the corresponding email. The herald message is transmitted over a high speed transmission protocol such as User Datagram Protocol (UDP). There may be cases when delivery of the email sent is being delayed due to congestion in the network over which the email is being transmitted. Accordingly, the herald message may be sent using an alternate network with an additional message indicating the congestion in the network.

Further, multiple rules may be specified for creation, encoding and transmission of the...