System and method for pushing information from a host system to a mobile data communication device having a shared electronic address

  • US 6,219,694 B1
  • Filed: 05/29/1998
  • Issued: 04/17/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/29/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of redirecting messages between a host system and a mobile data communication device, comprising the steps of:

  • configuring one or more redirection events at the host system;

    detecting that a redirection event has occurred at the host system and generating a redirection trigger;

    receiving messages directed to a first address at the host system from a plurality of message senders;

    in response to the redirection trigger, continuously redirecting the messages from the host system to the mobile data communication device;

    receiving the messages at the mobile data communication device;

    generating reply messages at the mobile data communication device to be sent to the plurality of message senders and transmitting the reply messages to the host system;

    receiving the reply messages at the host system and configuring address information of the reply messages such that the reply messages use the first address associated with the host system as the originating address, wherein messages generated at either the host system or the mobile data communication device share the first address; and

    transmitting the reply messages from the host system to the plurality of message senders.

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