System for handling electronic mail

  • US 7,010,572 B1
  • Filed: 02/05/1999
  • Issued: 03/07/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/05/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of conveying an email message including an address field containing a descriptor of an intended recipient of the email message, the descriptor being different from an email account name of the intended recipient, the method comprising:

  • sending a database query to a database containing a plurality of identifying elements associated with the intended recipient and email addresses to search for the email address associated with the descriptor, wherein said descriptor comprises at least one of the identifying elements; and

    transmitting said email message to said email address found during said search of the email addresses if a unique email address is located.

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