US Patent No: 6,757,713

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Method for including a self-removing indicator in a self-removing message

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Methods, articles, signals, and systems are provided for providing email message originators and distributors with default control over message removal at a message recipient's location, regardless of whether the message has been opened. For instance, a self-removing message is designated as such by the message's originator, and a self-removal enhancement is added to conventional message content before the message is transmitted over a computer network toward one or more recipients. At the recipient's location, the message is automatically deleted without additional effort by the recipient, before or after being displayed, according to the originator's instructions unless they are overridden by the recipient. Messages may be automatically deleted in response to the arrival of a replacement message. Thus, the burden of removing unsolicited email messages is transferred from recipients to the system and the message's originators and/or to ISPs and other email distributors. Security of messages may also be enhanced.

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Patent Owner(s)

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OPEN INVENTION NETWORK, LLCDURHAM, NC716

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Ogilvie, Genie L 1211 E. Yale Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84105 3 447
Ogilvie, John W L 1211 E. Yale Ave., Salt Lake City, UT 84105 12 766

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