System and method for pushing information from a host system to a mobile data communication device

  • US 6,463,464 B1
  • Filed: 03/17/2000
  • Issued: 10/08/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/29/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of replicating data items in real time between a host system and a mobile device, comprising the steps of:

  • establishing a set of data items in both the host system and the mobile device to be replicated over a wireless network;

    configuring one or more replication events at the host system, wherein the one or more replication events include an internal event that is generated by the host system;

    detecting the occurrence of the one or more replication events;

    in response to the occurrence of the one or more replication events, continuously replicating changes in the set of data items between the host system and the mobile device by immediately transmitting, in real-time, replication information between the host system and the mobile device via the wireless network, wherein the set of data items in the host system and mobile device is a set of email messages, and the replication information includes copies of the email messages;

    receiving the copies of email messages at the mobile device;

    generating reply messages at the mobile device to be sent to a 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 a first address associated with the host system as the originating address, wherein messages generated at either the host system or the mobile device share the first address; and

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

    wherein the host system is an office computer system.

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