System and method for pushing calendar event messages from a host system to a mobile data communication device

  • US 6,463,463 B1
  • Filed: 08/28/2000
  • Issued: 10/08/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/29/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of redirecting electronic meeting request messages from a messaging server to a wireless mobile device via a wireless data network, comprising the steps of:

  • generating an electronic meeting request message at a desktop system, wherein the electronic meeting request message is directed to an e-mail account maintained by the messaging server;

    receiving the electronic meeting request message at the e-mail account;

    determining whether the e-mail account is associated with the wireless mobile device;

    if the e-mail account is associated with the wireless mobile device, and the messaging server has been configured to redirect electronic meeting request messages from the e-mail account to the wireless mobile device, then;

    (a) generating a file attachment at the messaging server, wherein the file attachment includes information contained within the electronic meeting request message;

    (b) generating an e-mail message at the messaging server addressed using a wireless network address of the wireless mobile device, wherein the file attachment that includes the meeting request message information is attached to the e-mail message, and the e-mail message includes a content type indicator that indicates that the file attachment includes the meeting request message information; and

    (c) transmitting the e-mail message from the messaging server to the wireless mobile device via the wireless network;

    receiving the e-mail message at the wireless mobile device and detecting the content type indicator in the e-mail message; and

    in response to detecting that the content type indicator indicates that the file attachment includes the meeting request message information, automatically executing a calendar application program on the wireless mobile device and displaying the information from the meeting request message contained in the file attachment.

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