Message retrieval via alternative access

  • US 5,781,614 A
  • Filed: 01/19/1996
  • Issued: 07/14/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/19/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of providing access to a message by a recipient of the message, comprising the steps of:

  • in response to a message sender requesting a messaging system in which a message is stored to send the message to a message recipient, determining whether the message recipient would receive the message at a destination of the recipient;

    in response to determining that the message recipient would receive the message at the destination, sending the message from the messaging system to the destination of the recipient;

    in response to determining that the message recipient would not receive the message at the destination, sending to the recipient a notification of the message along with an identifier of the message in the messaging system; and

    in response to the message recipient accessing the messaging system from an endpoint other than the destination and providing the identifier to the messaging system, providing the message recipient with access in the messaging system to the message that is identified by the identifier.

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