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Method and System for Facilitating Editing of Sent Electronic Mails (Emails)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000250123D
Publication Date: 2017-Jun-02
Document File: 2 page(s) / 17K

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Debabrata Sarkar: INVENTOR [+2]

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for facilitating editing of sent emails. The method and system provides an option to email senders to change/edit sent emails and add links/attachments into sent emails, allowing the recipient to see a modified version of the email as compared to the original version.

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Method and System for Facilitating Editing of Sent Electronic Mails (Emails)

Abstract

A method and system is disclosed for facilitating editing of sent emails.  The method and system provides an option to email senders to change/edit sent emails and add links/attachments into sent emails, allowing the recipient to see a modified version of the email as compared to the original version.

Description

In email communication, there are situations that require edits to sent messages.  Some email services address the situation when those edits need to be made immediately after sending which have an “Undo Send” option, which remove unsent emails from an intentionally delayed sending queue.  Other services allow sent messages to be recalled and replaced if messages have not yet been opened.  However, there is a need for a method that facilitates editing of electronic emails after they have been sent, without the need to recall a message, regardless of it already been marked as read.

Disclosed is a method and system for facilitating editing of sent email.  The method and system provides an option to senders to change/edit the sent emails, add links/attachments into the emails that are already sent, making the recipient to see an edited version of the email as an original version.

In accordance with the method and system, all sent emails include a new, Email-modified-location field in the email header and a corresponding access-token field.  The Email-modified-location field in the email header comprises an Email-modified-location URL which points back to the sending email service provider’s servers and the access-token field comprises an access token.  Recipient email clients have a corresponding feature wherein, when an email needs to be rendered, an email client pulls in email content from the Email-modified-location URL and compares the Date field of the p...