Browse Prior Art Database

E-Mail/Fax In-Box Indicator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000117927D
Original Publication Date: 1996-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-31

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Jinno, M Ogawa, T Orita, R [+details]

Abstract

Disclosed is a device for automatically receiving e-mail/Fax. The subject device indicates arrivals of e-mail/Fax, and keeps indicating the information after the computer is powered off. With this device, e-mail/Fax client system can be automated as the following example: 1. The computer is powered on by a wake-up timer. The computer needs to have a Power-On timer or Resume timer, and it is to be powered on every day. 2. E-mail/Fax client program logs in its mail server. The Mail/Fax program needs to have the auto-pilot feature so that it can dial (if necessary) and connect to the server, and then it logs in automatically. 3. The arrival count of Mail/Fax is displayed on the device.