System and method for redirecting message attachments between a host system and a mobile data communication device

  • US 6,438,585 B2
  • Filed: 01/16/2001
  • Issued: 08/20/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/29/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of redirecting a message, comprising the steps of:

  • receiving a message at a host system, the message having an attachment;

    separating the attachment from the message;

    redirecting the message from the host system to a mobile device;

    redirecting information regarding the attachment to the mobile device, the information including the type of attachment;

    detecting whether an attachment displayer that can process the type of attachment is located nearby the mobile device, and if an attachment displayer is not detected, then converting the attachment to a new type of attachment that can be processed by an attachment displayer that was detected nearby the mobile device, and transmitting a command message from the mobile device to the host system to redirect the attachment to the attachment displayer that can process the new type of attachment, redirecting the attachment from the host system to the attachment displayer detected by the mobile device.

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