Browse Prior Art Database

Method and apparatus to correct Email recipient in an Email Chain

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000247635D
Publication Date: 2016-Sep-22
Document File: 3 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

The IP.com Prior Art Database

Abstract

Before user replying(all) a mail loop including multiple receivers, check if any receiver changes in other mails of the same mail loop, if any user in the current reply list had been removed/added in other mail, then it's possible a wrong receiver, or regarded as not suitable for the future mail loop or a receiver should receive it but missed in original mail, then compare it to the latest mail /all E-mails in the loop according to user's option, then mail client will show a prompt message to remind user to verify whether remove/add them to receiver list or not.

This text was extracted from a PDF file.
This is the abbreviated version, containing approximately 52% of the total text.

Page 01 of 3

Method and apparatus to correct Email recipient in an Email Chain

Nowadays, Email is playing very important role in people's social life, including communication between friend, forum technicalquestion discussion, job issue track, etc. It brings great convenience, however user also suffers some problem during Email usage.

Normally a mail chain includes many receivers. There may be some wrong receivers are added to receiver list by typo or other mistakes, or someone are regarded not suitable for this mail chain any more. There may be some receivers missed in original mail but added by other receivers when they replying mail. After the mail chain being sent out, especially after several rounds reply actions, when replying the mail it's difficult for all users to judge who is the proper receivers and who is not.

In this disclosure, we propose a method and apparatus to correct the previous problem when user replying a mail in the mail chain.

Before user replying all a mail chain including multiple receivers, check if any receiver changes in other mails of the same mail chain, if any user in the current reply list had been removed/added in other mail, then it's possible a wrong receiver, or regarded as not suitable for the future mail chain or a receiver should receive it but missed in original mail, then compare it to black/white list following pre-defined rules, then mail client willshow a prompt message to remind user to verify whether remove/add them to receiver list or not.

1



Page 02 of 3


1. Automatic handling of unintended email recipient(priorart.ip.com/IPCOM/000171458D):

This article proposes a method for handling emails sent to unintended recipients, but its drawback is it must rely on data provided by other application. Our disclosure doesn't rely on these outside data.

2



Page 03 of 3


2. Method...