Systems and methods for integrating electronic mail and distributed networks into a workflow system

  • US 7,941,486 B2
  • Filed: 01/16/2002
  • Issued: 05/10/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/16/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for transmitting a workflow-enabled electronic mail message from a user of a workflow system to a recipient, comprising:

  • creating an email message to the recipient by the user, the recipient who does not have access to the workflow system;

    determining a network address;

    embedding a link to the determined network address in the email message to the recipient;

    associating a process of the workflow system with the determined network address; and

    sending the email message having the link to the determined network address to the recipient,wherein the link provides the recipient with an access to the associated process of the workflow system, the determining the network address comprises generating the network address, and the generating the network address comprises randomly or pseudo-randomly generating the network address.

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