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Method and System for Efficiently Routing Urgent Emails in an Enterprise Email System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000206726D
Publication Date: 2011-May-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 48K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a method and system for enabling enterprise email users to send emails directly to a recipient’s email server thereby avoiding the usual email routing delays.

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Method and System for Efficiently Routing Urgent Emails in an Enterprise Email System

Disclosed is a method and system for enabling enterprise email users to send email directly to a recipient's email server thereby avoiding the usual email routing delays.

Usually in an enterprise email system, emails are routed through a network of servers to ensure smooth delivery and flow of vast volumes of emails.

Most of the enterprise email systems use an email client application that connect directly to an email server to transfer an email to be sent out and then the email server routes the email to a destination server based on paths that are available as shown in Fig.1.

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Figure 1

However, it sometimes take a lot of time to send an email from one user in a part of a country on one physical server to another person on a different physical server. Many email systems do allow "high" delivery priority, which allows an email to be routed immediately instead of being batched with next time server transfers email. Even with this option, if a server in the route is overloaded and running slow, the email does not get to a recipient in timely manner.

In order to overcome such delays, the method and system disclosed herein provides for a function utilizing the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to a recipient server directly for sending urgent emails as shown in Fig. 2. This circumvents email routing tables to balance the l...