Managing forwarded electronic messages

  • US 8,965,964 B1
  • Filed: 12/29/2004
  • Issued: 02/24/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/18/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A computer-implemented method comprising:

  • receiving an original message having an original source indicator and an intended destination indicator identified by a sender of the original message;

    sending a mobile device communication based on the original message to a first destination indicator of a mobile device associated with the intended destination indicator, wherein the first destination indicator is different from the intended destination indicator;

    receiving, from the mobile device, a reply message to the original message with the reply message having a first reply source indicator that is different from the intended destination indicator identified by the sender of the original message, wherein the first reply source indicator is the same as the first destination indicator;

    receiving, from the mobile device, an indication of whether to hide the first reply source indicator;

    if the indication indicates to hide the first reply source indicator, sending a communication based on the reply message to the original source indicator, with the communication having a second reply source indicator that is the same as the intended destination indicator identified by the sender of the original message; and

    if the indication does not indicate to hide the first reply source indicator, sending a communication based on the reply message to the original source indicator, with the communication having the first reply source indicator that is different from the intended destination indicator.

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