Method, apparatus and business system for online communication with online and offline recipients

CAFC
  • US 8,499,047 B2
  • Filed: 11/18/2009
  • Issued: 07/30/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/23/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for providing e-mail communications between a sender and a recipient by a first computer system comprising the steps of:

  • said first computer system creating a first created e-mail address for a recipient;

    said first computer system receiving an incoming first e-mail message from a sending entity other than said first computer system comprising a first existing e-mail address of a sender addressed to said first created e-mail address of said recipient;

    said first computer system creating a second created e-mail address for said sender different from said first existing e-mail address and from said first created e-mail address;

    said first computer system creating a first modified e-mail message by replacing said first existing e-mail address in said incoming first e-mail message with said second created e-mail address;

    said first computer system delivering said first modified e-mail message to said recipient;

    wherein said step of said first computer system delivering said first modified e-mail message to said recipient comprises said first computer system sending said first modified e-mail message to a second existing e-mail address of said recipient different from said first created e-mail address of said recipient.

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