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Virtual Mail tree list depending on the relationship

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000241443D
Publication Date: 2015-Apr-28
Document File: 4 page(s) / 132K

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Abstract

Mail is used widely in our daily work, this disclosure introduces a new method to make the mail group management more convenient. When we send the mail to a set of persons, we might miss for some persons. We might get reply from different persons, and the reply would have relation with each other. Sometimes, if the reply is too many, it would be hard for us to find all the related mails. Our solution is set a unique mail ID in the server, and the server would also recognize the unique mail by this ID during sending mail by preserve bits in the mail head. A new mean for the virtual relationship would be introduced for this function.

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Virtual Mail tree list depending on the relationship

When we send the mail to a set of persons, we might miss for some persons. We might get reply from different persons, and the reply would have relation with each other. Sometimes, if the reply is too many, it would be hard for us to find all the related mails.

Our solution is set a unique mail ID in the server,and the server would also recognize the unique mail by this ID during sending mail by preserve bits in the mail head. A new mean for the virtual relationship would be introduced for this function.

There are two ways for this method:
1. Use a Unique number
Unique ID for appending (APPEND-ID) : A 64-bit ID, the first 32 bits would be generate by the server, and the last 8 bit would be recognize as the reply id. The original reply id is 0, and the first reply is 1, and so on. The max recognized reply mail is 255. 8 bits would indicate the dependency between mails. The other bits would be control option for the mail.


2. Analyze the text in the title
We could also use the text in the text to analyzing the relationship, such as the keyword 'Fw', 'Re' and so on.

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1. Send the function


A new unique number for mail is introduced to this new function. When the sender wants to append a new receivers, the sender client would send the command to the mail server to indicate this action. If the server


2. Dependency information


The location mail application would check the dependency information. If there are...