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A Method and System for Simplified Email Recipient Selection and Redirection

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235574D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-10
Document File: 3 page(s) / 90K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for easily associating one or more recipients with a recipient field of a reply email by selecting the one or more recipients from a list of candidate recipients.

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A Method and System for Simplified Email Recipient Selection and Redirection

Consider a scenario wherein a user A receives an email from user B with user X, user Y and user Z in a Carbon Copy (CC) chain. Currently, if the user wishes to place an email address of user X in a To field and move email address of user B to
a CC field, the user must manually move the email addresses using techniques such as copy/paste.

Therefore, there is a need for easily associating one or more recipients with recipient fields such as, the To field and the CC field in an email.

Disclosed is a method and system for easily associating one or more recipients with a recipient field in a reply email to an original email, by selecting the one or more recipients from a list of candidate recipients. The list of candidate recipients is derived from one or more parties involved with the original email.

In one embodiment, the method and system displays the list of candidate recipients in response to selection of a "Reply to X" button in a user interface by a sender of the reply email. Thereafter, the sender can associate the one or more intended recipients with the recipient field by selecting the one or more intended recipients from the list. For example, the one or more intended recipients selected from the list can be associated with a 'To' recipient field of the mail. Additionally, remaining parties not selected from the candidate recipients can be inserted in another recipient field, such as, but not limited to, a Carbon Copy (CC) recipient field, and a Blind Carbon Copy (BCC) recipient field, of the reply email. Moreover, the "Reply to X" button can be presented in a menu associated with a "reply" button in the user interface.

In another embodiment, the method and system allows the user to associate the one or more intended recipients with the recipient field by directly selecting the one or more intended recipients from the one or more parties in the original email. Further, the sender can select the one or more parties using an input combination such as, but not limited to, a "Ctrl + Click". Subsequent to selection, the sender can associate the one or more intended recipients with the recipient field, by clicking the "Reply to X" button. Additionally, remaining parties not selected by the sender...