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Body-less email or sender controlled email

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028030D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Apr-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Apr-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

An email recipient can be given control over the delivery of the actual body of an email, thereby producing benefits such as reduction of network traffic, reduction of virus dissemination, and reduction of disk usage. To allow this control, when an email is sent, send only the subject is actually sent. The content should stay on the sender's system or sender's outgoing folder. When the recipient opens the mail, then the recipient systems gets the content from sender's system. If the recipient chooses not to open the email, the body is never sent.