Message publishing system for publishing messages from identified, authorized senders

  • US 7,596,606 B2
  • Filed: 02/16/2006
  • Issued: 09/29/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. An Internet message publishing system (IMPS), comprising:

  • at least one sender account;

    means for receiving a message over a network from a sender of said message, said message being in a first format;

    means for identifying said sender of said message as an authorized sender based on information associated with said message in comparison to data in the sender account, wherein said identifying means is dependent upon the format of said message;

    means for converting said message from said first format to a second format;

    means for storing said message in at least one storage area;

    means for receiving a request for at least a portion of said message from a requestor, said request being made over the Internet;

    means for retrieving at least the portion of said message from said storage area, in response to receiving said request; and

    means for sending at least the portion of said message to said requestor over the Internet only if said sender has been identified as an authorized sender.

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