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This article describes a method of notifying an end user of the sensitivity of newly-arrived mail using audible tones.
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Audible Sensitivity Notification of New Mail Arrival
This article describes a method of notifying an end user of the sensitivity of
newly-arrived mail using audible tones.
Where a user is at a work station and is not currently presented with a screen
that would display a visible icon to indicate new mail arrival, the user may be
unaware of newly- arrived urgent mail. This situation becomes far more
pervasive due to the advent of workstations capable of multi-processing and
mutli-windowing. Audible notification of new mail arrival is a method of notifying a
user at a workstation that new mail has arrived and informs the user of the
relative importance of the new mail item. On hearing the audible indicator, an
end user can make an intelligent decision as to the level of attention the user
wishes to give to the new mail item. The mechanism requires that the mail server
provide to the mail application on the work station information about any new
mail item that it places in the user's inbasket. The information provided by the
server includes the type of mail item, the priority of the item specified by the
sender, the sender of the mail item, and whether the sender had asked for
confirmation or has requested that a reply be returned. The user is able to
describe, by way of a profile, the types of notification that he or she wishes to
receive. A user can also describe the audible tones and the meaning to be
placed on them. The profile parameters that the user specifies...