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Method and System for Enabling Segmentation of an Email

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000243507D
Publication Date: 2015-Sep-28
Document File: 2 page(s) / 44K

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Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for enabling segmentation of an email.

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Method and System for Enabling Segmentation of an Email

Typically, management of emails is a time consuming task. Some emails are worth saving in an inbox, but an entire email may not be important. A user may only want to

keep a portion of an email and may want to discard portions such as irrelevant materials, advertisement, and graphics of the email.

Disclosed is a method and system for enabling segmentation of an email. The method and system enables segmenting of emails to be sent or received emails. The method and system allows users to create segments during email creations and allows the users to tags each segment. For instance, a user can segment email parts by paragraphs. The user can apply restrictions on data in each of the segments. The user can also add other tags such as, but not limited to, confidential tags, author tags, and "do not forward" action to certain segments. For example, an originator can add a name to a part created by the originator as an author in a collaboration environment. The originator can also apply a restriction or disable forwarding of certain part of the email. Also, a user can make certain parts of an email private instead of making the

whole email private. Further, the user can also make certain parts of an email visible to selective recipients. A user can add metadata about the email segments. In addition, the user can hide unimportant data to make emails more manageable and organized.

The users are allowed to filter a received email by segments for viewing. While viewing email by segments, a user can read an email as the entire email, or segments of the email.

In an instance, an email server may automatically detect and create segments of an email if a sender has not segmented the email. The segments can be created according to paragraphs or topics depending on preference of the users. The users can also choose to view all the segments or hide certain segments. The method allows the user to select the information that the user wants t...