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Proactive Out-of-the-office E-mail Manager

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000028233D
Original Publication Date: 2004-May-05
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-May-05

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

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.