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Technique for recipient controlled digested format of relevant emails to increase efficiency

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000239302D
Publication Date: 2014-Oct-28
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

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Abstract

Technique for recipient controlled digested format of relevant emails to increase efficiency In corporate and personal lives, people spend a lot of time in reading and going to email which they may or may not care about too much. In such cases they are marked in "to" or "cc" field for various reasons, but they themselves don't care too much about the content. They would prefer to get a digested version of that message so that they know the gist of what is going on within that mail chain. This also includes attachments. for eg. User A is reporting a weekly status of a project in red. Since the project is in red the status email has a spreadsheet which task remaining and completed along with textual information in the message body with other details. This email is also marked to User A's colleagues, manager, 2nd line managers and customers. The 2nd line manager really don't need too much information like the one in attachment and details in the email message (body). To save time he/she would prefer a digested version (like a single liner) which explains what the current status is. The idea described here solves this problem. Currently there has to be explicit communication between the sender and receiver of the email to that effect OR the receiver ignores the content till that content is needed to be acted upon

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Technique for recipient controlled digested format of relevant emails to increase efficiency

In corporate and personal lives, people spend a lot of time in reading and going to email which they may or may not care about too much. In such cases they are marked in "to" or "cc" field for various reasons, but they themselves don't care too much about the content. They would prefer to get a digested version of that message so that they know the gist of what is going on within that mail chain. This also includes attachments. for eg. User A is reporting a weekly status of a project in red. Since the project is in red the status email has a spreadsheet which task remaining and completed along with textual information in the message body with other details. This email is also marked to User A's colleagues, manager, 2nd line managers and customers. The 2nd line manager really don't need too much information like the one in attachment and details in the email message (body). To save time he/she would prefer a digested version (like a single liner) which explains what the current status is. The idea described here solves this problem. Currently there has to be explicit communication between the sender and receiver of the email to that effect OR the receiver ignores the content till that content is needed to be acted upon

The summary of the proposed solution is as follows:
1) User sends email with information like attachments and other details in the email
2) Through an implementation of the idea described in this disclosure, the sender invokes the smart digester plugin / addon / extension in the email client (either running in browser, smart app or rich client on a device tablet, smart phone or PC etc)

3) The smart digester takes the sender to fill a set of information based on the content o...