Proactive Out-of-the-office E-mail Manager
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-05
Disclosed is software for proactively managing out-of-the-office e-mail contacts. Traditional e-mail systems automatically notify senders that the recipient is out-of-the-office up to several hours after the e-mail has been sent. Upon such notification, the sender will often need to spend more time to readdress and resend the e-mail to an alternate person. Where timely communications are required, the traditional system is not effective.