Directory management system and method

  • US 5,740,230 A
  • Filed: 05/31/1996
  • Issued: 04/14/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/31/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A communications system, comprising:

  • a receiving messaging system operable to receive from a sending messaging system a message addressed to a recipient and a time stamp of a sending system directory entry associated with the recipient, the sending system directory entry used by the sending messaging system for a recipient confirmation;

    the receiving messaging system including a time stamp of a receiving system directory entry associated with the recipient; and

    the receiving messaging system operable to validate the recipient confirmation by comparing the time stamp of the receiving system directory entry to the time stamp of the sending system directory entry.

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