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

  • US 6,701,378 B1
  • Filed: 09/23/1999
  • Issued: 03/02/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/29/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of transmitting electronic mail messages from a message sender to a message recipient having a wireless mobile data communication device, and of transmitting reply messages from the message recipient to the message sender, comprising the steps of:

  • addressing an original electronic mail message to a first electronic mail account associated with the message recipient, wherein the first electronic mail account is a memory store associated with a messaging host system coupled to a wide area wired network;

    transmitting the original electronic mail message to the messaging host system and storing the original electronic mail message in the first electronic mail account;

    generating a copy of the original electronic mail message, wherein the copy is addressed to a second electronic mail account associated with the wireless mobile data communication device;

    forwarding the copy to a wireless redirector host system via the wide area wired network coupling the messaging host system to the wireless redirector host system, wherein the original electronic mail message remains stored in the first electronic mail account;

    storing the copy in the second electronic mail account associated with the wireless mobile data communication device;

    detecting the copy in the second electronic mail account and transmitting the copy from the wireless redirector host system to the message recipients'"'"' wireless mobile data communication device via a wide area wireless network;

    generating a reply message to the copy at the wireless mobile data communication device and transmitting the reply message to the wireless redirector host system;

    preparing two copies of the reply message at the wireless redirector host system and addressing a first copy of the reply message to the message sender and addressing a second copy of the reply message to the first electronic mail account; and

    transmitting the first copy of the reply message to the message sender via the wide area wired network and transmitting the second copy of the reply message to the messaging host server via the wide area wired network.

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