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Method and System for Sending a Message with Multiple Senders

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202410D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-15
Document File: 4 page(s) / 109K

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Abstract

A method and system for sending a message with multiple senders is disclosed. Names of one or more senders are added to a “From” field in the message. The message is then sent to one or more recipients after mutual consent of all the one or more senders.

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Method and System for Sending a Message with Multiple Senders

Disclosed is a method and system for sending a message with multiple senders. Messages are used as a means for communicating information to one or more users. When a group of users have done a task together, the users share information about the task using a message. A user from the group of users sends the message, for example an email with other users from the group of users added to "CC" OR "BCC" fields of the email. However, the message may not be sent with a mutual consent from the other users. Therefore there is a need for a sending a message with mutual consent from all the users in the group of users. Examples of the message may include, but are not limited to a SMS, a Voice message, an email etc.

The method and system disclosed herein, provides an option in a message interface to add one or more senders in an input option. Fig. 1 illustrates the option of "Combined Email" to compose a message with the one or more senders. Fig. 2 illustrates the input option "From" field to add the names of the one or more senders to the message. The message may be sent after a mutual consent of all the one or more senders added to the "From" field.

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Figure 2

A single message is sent to one or more recipients with the one or more senders. In an email client, the "Combined message" option is incorporated for enabling a sender to share the email with the one or more senders. A first sender adds the names of the one or more senders in the "From" field of the email. The names of the one or more recipients may be added to the "To", "CC" and "Bcc" field of the email. The one or more senders may alter the names in the "From", "To", "CC" and "Bcc" fields by adding or removing the name of the one or more senders and the one or more recipients. The mail client collects and transfers the emails with the one or more senders to a "Mails to send" folder as illustrated in Fig. 3. The folder is highlighted notifying the sender that

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the email is to be sent after receiving mutual consent of all the one or more senders regarding acceptance of the email content.

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Figure 3

The one or more senders receive the email from the sender and the email is transferred to the "Mails to send" folder. When the one or more senders open the email, two options such as, edit and send are provided. On selecting the edit option, the one or more senders are allowed to change the content of the email. On selecting the send option, the email is sent to the one or more senders and is found in the sent items of all the one or more senders. On selecting the send option directly, the email is sent to the one or more recipients.

The mutual consent is accepted by the one or more senders when a sender accepts his/her signature independe...