Electronic-mail filtering for mobile devices

  • US 8,364,181 B2
  • Filed: 12/10/2007
  • Issued: 01/29/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/10/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for filtering messages on mobile devices, the method comprising:

  • receiving messages addressed to a user;

    evaluating a message from the messages to determine whether the message is desirable;

    providing desirable messages from the one or more messages to a mobile device associated with the user, desirability of the messages having been determined based on urgency or time-sensitivity of the messages;

    wherein, undesirable messages from the messages are less urgent or less time-sensitive than the desirable messages and are withheld from delivery to the mobile device or hidden from view on the mobile device until requested for viewing by the user;

    wherein the desirable messages further include messages with a subject line including a key word present in a subject line of a previously outgoing message sent by the user.

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