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Linking between email messages in a threaded conversation by using combination of sender name and timestamp

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240065D
Publication Date: 2014-Dec-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 27K

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Abstract

In a email chain, currently, there is no easy way for one of the recepients/sender to point(link) to a message that is already in the email chain. The main concept is to use the combination of sender name and timestamp to link to a message.

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Linking between email messages in a threaded conversation by using combination of sender name and timestamp

Currently, in a long email chain, there is no option to directly link to a particular email message. For example, there is an email chain between A, B, C, D, and E. F reads it and while writing message he wants to provide a link pointing to the message from C.

There should be an option to use combination of sender name and full timestamp(HH:MM:SS:MS) to point to a specific message in an email chain. This way the message be called easily by the new sender. Whenever a message is sent, a unique ID based on sender name and full timestamp(HH:MM:SS:MS) must be assigned to it and the timestamp should be visible.

In a email chain, when somebody has to point to a specific message, he has to just specify the sender name and full timestamp(HH:MM:SS:MS). When the name is being written down, if the name exists in the chain, a pop-up box suggesting name and timestamp can be shown. If a sender has multiple messages, the timestamp is used to differentiate messages.

When the receiver clicks the link, the user is taken to the message in the chain.

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