(19) United States
(12) Patent Application Publication (io) Pub. No.: US 2003/0182383 Al
He (43) Pub. Date: Sep. 25,2003
(54) ENTERPRISE ELECTRONIC MAIL
FILTERING AND NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
(76) Inventor: Xiaopeng He, Gaithersburg, MD (US)
Richard C. Litman
LITMAN LAW OFFICES, LTD.
P.O. Box 15035
Arlington, VA 22215 (US)
(21) Appl. No.: 10/358,268
(22) Filed: Feb. 5, 2003
Related U.S. Application Data
(60) Provisional application No. 60/356,001, filed on Feb. 12, 2002.
Publication Classification (51) Int. CI.7 G06F 15/16
The enterprise electronic mail filtering and notification system is a distributed World Wide Web (Internet) based data processing and transmission system whose purpose is to provide a web and network based method ol locating high priority electronic mail messages and alerting the intended recipients of those messages of the existence of the messages. The system includes a web server where a user may register his e-mail address and select criteria for screening e-mails from a mailbox on the user's e-mail server. When important e-mail messages are located, the user will be notified by the most convenient means as determined by the user. This system has the capability to share its user adjustable, flexible and scalable filtering and notification functions with a plurality of networked users and can be offered as a service to off network prospects that have access to the World Wide Web (Internet).