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1. (WO1999006915) PROCESSING AND FORWARDING MESSAGES FROM A COMPUTER NETWORK TO A FORWARDING SERVICE

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/006915    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/015648
Publication Date: Fri Feb 12 00:59:59 CET 1999 International Filing Date: Thu Jul 30 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: H04L 12/58
H04M 3/533
H04M 3/537
Applicants: JFAX COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Inventors: NARASIMHAN, Anand
SHEMESH, Yaacov
FLANNERY, Jude, M.
THAXTER, Jason
Title: PROCESSING AND FORWARDING MESSAGES FROM A COMPUTER NETWORK TO A FORWARDING SERVICE
Abstract:
A message processing and forwarding system for processing electronic messages in digital format received over a computer communication path or network (111), and forwarded over a telephone circuit switched network to user's receiver (133), such as a pager. A content processor in a message server (103) processes the received digital message in accordance with knowledge of the receiver's capabilities and user-configured message filtering information to create a customized second message suitable for handling by the user's receiver (133) at a remote physical location. Also, the system defines a distributed architecture for global paging, including multiple redundancy, to yield a robust system. In a preferred embodiment, the original digital message is part of an e-mail message received and forwarded through a conventional computer communication network (111) such as the Internet.