Electronic mail software with modular integrated authoring/reading software components

  • US 7,076,730 B1
  • Filed: 12/10/1998
  • Issued: 07/11/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/10/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. An electronic mail client embodied in an executable computer-readable medium, comprising:

  • a) a plurality of authoring and reading components, a first of said plurality of authoring components for creating a representation of a document including an other than text portion and for creating the other than text portion of the document;

    b) encoding means for automatically encoding said representation created with said authoring components into an Internet-compatible email message; and

    c) decoding means for automatically decoding said representation encoded by said encoding means, whereinsaid encoding means and said decoding means communicate bidirectionally with said authoring components.

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