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PERVASIVE MESSAGING SUPPORT TO COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTATIONAL APPLICATIONS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015708D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jul-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Field of the invention The invention relates to messaging systems and relates more particularly to messaging system features that enhance the utility of the messaging system. Background Numerous messaging techniques exist, including electronic mail systems (e-mail) and voice messaging (voice mail) systems. However, existing systems rely on the user being able to contact the messaging system service and interact with the service. For example, if a phone company supports voice messaging, the user is advised of the arrival of the voice message only when he or she checks with the relevant service to find out if such a voice message has been received.