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Method for automatic alternative delivery of data or messages to secondary targets if primary fails

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015573D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Mar-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Method for automatic alternative delivery of data or messages to secondary targets if primary fails Disclosed is a method to insure the user's email will arrive at its destination in a timely manner by providing an automatic alternative delivery of data or messages to secondary targets if primary fails, without overloading the user with duplicate messages. This disclosure also provides a method for the user who sends an email to guarantee the email is sent by providing alternative mail servers to deliver the user's email. Currently, when a user sends an email there is a method for the user to receive notice when the email has been received. However, if the email is not received for hours or days, the user must manually send another email to the same email address. Or an alternative email address if the receiver's primary email server is down or behaving slowly.