Messaging centre for forwarding e-mail

  • US 10,027,619 B2
  • Filed: 01/29/2015
  • Issued: 07/17/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/22/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for forwarding an e-mail message from one of a plurality of e-mail servers to a mobile terminal, the method comprising:

  • receiving, at an intermediary system, an e-mail message associated with an e-mail address of a user of a mobile terminal and sent by one of a plurality of e-mail servers,wherein the e-mail address is associated with an identifier of the mobile terminal, wherein an email account, associated with the email address, is hosted by one of the plurality of e-mail servers, andwherein the identifier is generated by the mobile terminal;

    encrypting the e-mail message using encryption information associated with a temporary identifier,wherein the temporary identifier is based on a connection to the mobile terminal; and

    transmitting the encrypted e-mail message to the mobile terminal;

    receiving, at the intermediary system, an automatic control message from the mobile terminal indicating that the user has read the e-mail message; and

    in response to receiving the automatic control message, signaling the one of a plurality of e-mail servers to mark the e-mail message as read.

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