Method of managing metadata in attachments to e-mails in a network environment

  • US 7,895,276 B2
  • Filed: 01/29/2007
  • Issued: 02/22/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/29/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of transmitting an electronic document, comprising:

  • receiving an email message having a delivery address at an intermediate computer system;

    determining whether the email message has an attached document;

    in the event the email message has the attached document;

    automatically creating a cleansed version of the attached document at the intermediate computer system that received the email message by removing at least a portion of the metadata from the attached document;

    replacing in the email message the attached document with the cleansed version of the attached document; and

    sending the email message with the cleansed version of the attached document from the intermediate computer system to the delivery address.

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