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e-mail with Reaction in response

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016073D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Aug-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention allows a user to flag an e-mail message as: "a return picture should be sent, or must be sent". A picture is taken using a recipient's "web cam" at some time established by a sender and again when the message is closed. After closing the e-mail message, the recipient is prompted and informed that the sender has asked to see their reaction to the message, and asks if it is OK to send the picture(s). Options include: Using a microphone to wait for noise such as laughter before taking a picture Provide a mechanism to make the recipient read at a certain speed; this could be