SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GRANTING DEPOSIT-CONTINGENT E-MAILING RIGHTS

  • US 20080071876A1
  • Filed: 10/31/2007
  • Published: 03/20/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/01/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An Email guarantee method for operating a system, comprising:

  • the system receiving from a sender information associated with the sending of an Email to at least one human recipient;

    the system receiving something of value from or on behalf of the sender or establishing control of a deposit guarantee associated with something of value held or maintained on behalf of the sender, that is associated with the Email, at the same time as or prior to the sending of the email to the recipient;

    after receipt of the information from the sender, electronically sending or sending in a particular manner the Email to a recipient inbox for the human recipient depending at least in part on whether or not the system has received the something of value from or on behalf of the sender or established control of the deposit guarantee associated with the something of value held or maintained on behalf of the sender, that is associated with the Email;

    evaluating information generated after receipt of the Email by the recipient inbox, the information consistent with a decision by the human recipient to approve or disapprove the email, said decision having been made subsequent to the receipt of the Email by the recipient inbox; and

    facilitating or not facilitating the taking of something of value or a benefit arising from the something of value consistent with the evaluating step only at a time subsequent to the receipt of the Email by the recipient inbox.

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