Method and system for blocking unwanted communications

  • US RE40,992 E1
  • Filed: 03/06/2007
  • Issued: 11/17/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/10/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for authorizing communications, the method comprising:

  • receiving a communication sent from a sender to a recipient;

    sending an authorization communication to the sender, the authorization communication requesting authorization information from the sender to determine whether the sender should be authorized to send communications to the recipient;

    in response to sending the authorization communication to the sender, receiving from the sender authorization information; and

    if the received authorization information indicates that the sender is authorized;

    providing the received communication to the recipient;

    designating the sender as authorized to send communications to the recipient; and

    if another recipient requests to revoke the authorization of the sender, revoking the authorization of the sender to send communications to the recipient.

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