New BlackBerry patent screens emails

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Well, not exactly, but it’s not far from the truth. In a new patent that’s surfaced, RIM has developed a system and method for automatically determining whether or not original message text should be included in a reply electronic message is provided. Apparently some various coding determines the content’s status immediately, and luckily that can be overriden. Keep reading for the entire abstract from the US Patent & Trademark Office.

“A system and method for automatically determining whether or not original message text should be included in a reply electronic message is provided. In one broad aspect, the original message text is included in the reply electronic message as a function of the original message. In a first example, the original message text is included as a function of a domain name of an originating address. In a second example, the original message text is included as a function of maintained information used for determining if original message text should be included in reply electronic messages. In a third example, the original message text is included as a function of an indicative encoding inside the original electronic message. In a fourth example, the original message text is included as a function of maintained information used for detecting address aliases. In another broad aspect, the original electronic message is encoded with an indicative encoding as to whether or not a reply electronic message should include the original message text.”

Unlike past patents, this puppy is pretty well straight forward. Seems like an interesting premise, to say the least. Always good to see that the gears are still being oiled at RIM headquarters.

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