Method and system for formatting messages into stylized messages for print out

  • US 8,694,590 B2
  • Filed: 05/16/2007
  • Issued: 04/08/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/22/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of delivering a message comprising:

  • receiving an email message directed to a preselected recipient at a central service, wherein the recipient is specified by an email address associated with the recipient, and wherein the email message comprises one or more elements;

    resolving the elements of the email message into one or more categories of elements;

    formatting the email message into a printer-friendly format for delivery of the message to the recipient'"'"'s printer by placing the elements of the email message into a selected template, wherein the template comprises a plurality of spaces configured to receive a preselected category of elements and the template is selected based on the elements of the email message;

    transmitting the formatted message to the recipient'"'"'s printer over a network, wherein the recipient'"'"'s printer comprises a printing device owned or possessed by the recipient; and

    sending instructions to print the formatted message at the recipient'"'"'s printer for direct receipt by the recipient.

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