Community messaging system

  • US 20070156824A1
  • Filed: 04/14/2006
  • Published: 07/05/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/05/2006
  • Status: Abandoned Application
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1. A system for distributing electronic messages amongst a plurality of users, the system comprising a server and a plurality of client devices in communication by means of at least one communications network, the server supporting a message management module arranged to maintain a message storage device, and to provide a message user interface by which messages in the storage device can be displayed or accessed by said client devices, wherein said users each belong to at least one of a plurality of user groups, and wherein, upon receipt of an original message from a first user via a first client device in respect of a first user group, the message management module causes the message to be sent to client devices associated with other users belonging to said first group, and wherein, upon receipt of a reply message from at least one of said other users via a respective client device, the message management module causes the, or each, reply message to be displayed on said message user interface in association with said original message.

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