System for publishing and converting messages from identified, authorized senders

  • US 7,685,247 B2
  • Filed: 09/28/2009
  • Issued: 03/23/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/11/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A message publishing system (MPS) operative to process a message from a sender in a first format, comprising:

  • a central processor;

    at least one sender account;

    at least one storage area configured to store at least a first portion of the message; and

    software executing in the central processor to configure the processor so as to;

    identify the sender of the message as an authorized sender based on information associated with the message in comparison to data in the sender account, wherein the identification is dependent upon the first format;

    convert at least a second portion of the message from the first format to a second format; and

    publish the converted second portion of the message so as to be viewable in the second format only if the sender has been identified as an authorized sender.

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