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Distribution List Warning

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000020602D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Dec-02
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Dec-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is software that warns users before they send content to a distribution list ID. A distribution list ID is comprised of two or more content recipients. Senders unknowingly reply to and send mail to a wider audience then expected on a frequent basis. It is not possible to determine whether an e-mail id, Instant Message ID, or other communication ID is a distribution list by looking at the address itself.