Electronic mail software with modular integrated authoring/reading software components including methods and apparatus for controlling the interactivity between mail authors and recipients

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  • US 7,444,374 B1
  • Filed: 06/27/2000
  • Issued: 10/28/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/10/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. An electronic mail client system, comprising:

  • a) a mail handling component for sending and receiving electronic mail; and

    b) an authoring/reading component for creating electronic mail messages and for reading electronic mail messages,said authoring/reading component having at least two modes of authoring,said modes being selectable by said authoring/reading component when creating an electronic mail message, whereinone mode causes the electronic mail message to be displayed with all of the information in the message visible when read by the recipient'"'"'s authoring/reading component and another mode causes the electronic mail message to be displayed with only a subset of the information in the message visible when read by another recipient'"'"'s authoring/reading component.

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