US Patent No: 7,120,927

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System and method for e-mail alias registration

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An e-mail alias registration system is provided. According to one embodiment, users may register an e-mail address and a password at an alias relay server (102). Then, when a third party attempts to reply to the registered user, the third party will be presented with a sign on screen. Only if the sender is himself or herself a registered user will e-mail be allowed to be sent directly. To ensure that spammers do not abuse the registration system, only a limited number of e-mails will be allowed to be sent by registered users per day. Also, in order to register, a credit card number or other affirmative identification may need to be provided.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
SIEMENS ENTERPRISE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.BOCA RATON, FL537

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Beyda, Cathy Sue Cupertino, CA 1 43
Beyda, William J Cupertino, CA 243 4246
Shaffer, Shmuel Palo Alto, CA 685 8148

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