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Method to delete and reconstruct email attachments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000019930D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Oct-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Oct-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

It often happens that websites require users to fill in a form that is a text based/Word/other text editor document. Users then send these forms in to an email address specified on the website. e.g. registration for IETF conferences, small company order systems etc. If a large number of users respond, these emails (each with a possibly large attachment) will take up a large amount of space on the recipient's machine. A method to save this space that is completey transparent to the user is proposed.