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Method to dynamically transmit byline information and update outdated byline data from the local cache in mail client applications

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031206D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-17

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is the potential for solving the problem of transmitting and updating outdated email byline data using a local cache in mail client applications. Often in the case of individuals whose location information changes frequently or in the case of consultants, what happens is that the email messages sent by that individual do not have the updated contact information. This results in the earlier email messages having outdated redundant information in the byline. This disclosure presents an implementation to avoid the repeated sending of static information and to make clients more intelligent by being able to update redundant email byline information in an efficient manner using minimum resources. This results in reduced bandwidth usage and less network traffic especially for byline data that contain rich text or images. Current technology sends duplicate static data across network numerous times, as in the case of a mail signature file. It remains static most of the time, and takes up extra bandwidth during transit.