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Sender Managed Voicemail

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011050D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Feb-12
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-12

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This article introduces a new method for managing and maintaining voicemail messages, namely, by providing the message storing and controlling technology at the sender's end of the communication path. In addition, this enables the opportunity to provide new functions in the context of a telephone system, such as voicemail delivery to and control of distribution lists, voicemail expiration management, voicemail delivery acknowledgement and time zone associated voicemail delivery.