Server that obtains information from multiple sources, filters using client identities, and dispatches to both hardwired and wireless clients

  • US 6,779,022 B1
  • Filed: 08/17/2000
  • Issued: 08/17/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/17/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method performed by a server connected to a network, the method comprising:

  • a. polling a first information source having a first user address assigned to a user;

    b. receiving, in response to polling the first information source, a first message from a first sender identified by a first sender address;

    c. polling a second information source having a second user address assigned to the user;

    d. receiving, in response to polling the second information source, a second message from a second sender identified by a second sender address;

    e. presenting the first and second messages to the user along with first and second response options, wherein the first response option may be selected by the user to respond to the first message, and wherein the second response option may be selected by the user to respond to the second message;

    f. generating, in response to the user selecting the first response option, a third message addressed to the first sender address and including a first sender field including first data identifying the user with the first user address; and

    g. generating, in response to the user selecting the second response option, a fourth message addressed to the second sender address and including a second sender field including second data identifying the user with the second user address.

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