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An electronic document delivery system and methods of its use are provided. A document, preferably in a portable format, is forwarded to a remote server (e.g. using HTTP to "push" the document to the server). The server sends a generic notification of the document to an intended recipient, and the recipient can download the document from the server using local protocols. In preferred embodiments, the invention is used for the controlled delivery of portable documents from a sender to a large number of recipients, using a network of servers that route the documents and notifications in a store and forward manner, while providing routing and accounting information back to the sender.

Title
Electronic document delivery system in which notification of said electronic document is sent to a recipient thereof
Application Number
8/738966
Publication Number
5790790
Application Date
October 24, 1996
Publication Date
August 4, 1998
Inventor
Jean Christophe Bandini
Cupertino
CA, US
Jeffrey C Smith
Menlo Park
CA, US
Agent
Donald M Hendricks
Michael A Glenn
Assignee
Tumbleweed Software Corporation
CA, US
IPC
G06F 13/00
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