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Email content visualization using icon images

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000219406D
Publication Date: 2012-Jun-27

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A program is disclosed which talks about a method and system by which email content can be more easily ascertained based on meaningful icons. Users (senders, note forwarders, and/or end recipients) can highlight any keyword and/ or phrases from email content then can associate icons with the selected keyword and / or phrases. Accordingly, when the same words/phrases are used in other emails those icons will be displayed as a summary (like product names, customer names, etc.). User can also sort the emails based on icon display. Recipients could also, optionally, have icons of people to show the original sender (and optionally other senders in the chain) as an icon. To improve the visual feeling of email, one or more icons can be plotted in email subject or summary line to represent the email content