Electronic mail notification

  • US 7,240,095 B1
  • Filed: 02/22/2002
  • Issued: 07/03/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/22/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An apparatus for notifying a subscriber of new email messages located at a post office, comprising:

  • a wireless proxy email client in communication with a wireless network and a post office via an external network, the wireless proxy email client utilizing information from a file containing the subscriber'"'"'s information to periodically check for new email messages by generating a request to a wireless proxy email server to access the subscriber'"'"'s email account at the post office at the external network, the wireless proxy email client retrieving a portion of an email message from the subscriber'"'"'s account to uniquely identify the email message and determine if the email message is a new email message; and

    sending a notification to a wireless device of the subscriber for alerting the subscriber of the new email message at the post office enabling the wireless device to retrieve the new email message directly from the post office.

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