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Title: US5826022: Method and apparatus for receiving electronic mail
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Country: US United States of America

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19 pages

Inventor: Nielsen, Jakob; Atherton, CA

Assignee: Sun Microsystems, Inc., Palo Alto, CA
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Published / Filed: 1998-10-20 / 1996-04-05

Application Number: US1996000628441

IPC Code: Advanced: G06Q 10/00; H04L 12/58;
IPC-7: G06F 17/00;

ECLA Code: H04L12/58F; G06Q10/107; H04L51/12;

U.S. Class: Current: 709/206;
Original: 395/200.36;

Field of Search: 395/200.79,200.36,200.37 340/422,825.07,825.46 379/057

Priority Number:
1996-04-05  US1996000628441

Abstract:     Apparatus, methods, and computer program products are disclosed to simplify a computer user's handling of electronic mail messages. The invention provides the computer user with a mechanism for ignoring a particular ongoing e-mail discussion until that ongoing discussion terminates.

Attorney, Agent or Firm: Sun Microsystems, Inc. ;

Primary / Asst. Examiners: Ramirez, Ellis B.;

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Family: None

First Claim:
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what is claimed is:     1. A computer system having a central processing unit (CPU), a random access memory (RAM) coupled to said CPU, a communications mechanism for receiving a message, a message storage mechanism and a message management mechanism; said message management mechanism further comprising:
  • an ignored discussion database configured to store information relating to a recipient selected discussion;
  • a database management mechanism configured to manage said ignored discussion database; and
  • a message classification mechanism configured to determine whether said message is associated with said recipient selected discussion.

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Forward References: Show 138 U.S. patent(s) that reference this one

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Patent  Pub.Date  Inventor Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 13pp US5258739  1993-11 DeLuca et al.  Motorola, Inc. Efficient message storage within a selective call receiver
Get PDF - 9pp US5379031  1995-01 Mondrosch et al.  Motorola, Inc. Method and apparatus for conversion of maildrop message to selective call individual message
Get PDF - 10pp US5485503  1996-01 Diem  Motorola, Inc. Method of remote launching applications in a message delivery system
Get PDF - 15pp US5515513  1996-05 Metzger et al.  Digital Equipment Corporation Disposition filtering of messages using a single address and protocol table bridge
Get PDF - 38pp US5541911  1996-07 Nilakantan et al.  3Com Corporation Remote smart filtering communication management system
Foreign References:
Publication Date IPC Code Assignee   Title
Get PDF - 10pp EP0720333A2 1996-03  G06F 13/00 AT & T CORP Message filtering techniques 

Other Abstract Info: DERABS G1998-583034 DERABS G1998-583034

Other References:
  • Article entitled "Standard for the Format of ARPA Internet Text Messages", revised by David H. Crocker, Aug. 13, 1982, Dept. of Engineering, University of Delaware (RFC #822) pp. 1-48.
  • Traynor; "Computer E-Mail privacy Issues Unresolved"; The National Law Journal p. 82, Jan. 31, 1994.
  • Stahl; "Dangerous E-mail--Companies are finding that E-mail indiscretions can leave them legally vulnerable"; pp. 1-7, Sep. 12, 1994.
  • Wyle H.F; "A Wide Area Network Information filter", IEEE Comp. Soc. Press, Oct. 1991.
  • Terry D.B; "Replication in an information filtering system"; IEEE Comp. Soc. Press, Nov. 1992.
  • Joanne Pransky, "Robots: our future information intermediaries"; Information Tech & Libraries; Dec. 1995.
  • "Collabra groupware goes the client/server route"; Network World, Jul. 31, 1995. p. 31.
  • "Getting the Most out of Mail-Enabled applications", Managing office Tech, Mar. 1994.
  • "E-Mail gets Smarter"; by Suzanne Kantra; Computers & Software.
  • Sorel Reisman, "I have seen the future: it's flooded with EMail"; IEEE Software, May 1995 pp. 111-112. (2 pages) [ISI abstract]

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