System and method for verifying delivery and integrity of electronic messages

  • US 8,504,628 B2
  • Filed: 06/04/2010
  • Issued: 08/06/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/28/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of transmitting a message from a sender to a recipient, comprising:

  • adding a particular indication to a message to be sent to a recipient, the particular indication identifying the message as requiring special processing;

    transmitting the message to a server remote from the recipient;

    determining at the server whether the message has the particular indication before the message is transmitted from the server to the recipient;

    transmitting the message from the server to the recipient through a first route if the message lacks the particular indication; and

    processing the message by the server in accordance with the particular indication.

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