07054905 is referenced by 110 patents and cites 27 patents.

One embodiment of the present invention provides a system that replaces an attachment to an email message with a reference to a location where the attachment is stored. Upon receiving the email message, the system examines the email message to determine if the email message includes an attachment. If the email message includes the attachment, the system stores the attachment at a location on a communication network from which the attachment can be retrieved. The system also modifies the email message by replacing the attachment with a reference specifying the location of the attachment, and sends the modified email message to a recipient of the email message. In one embodiment of the present invention, the recipient receives the modified email message and uses the reference specifying the location of the attachment to retrieve the attachment across the communication network.

Title
Replacing an email attachment with an address specifying where the attachment is stored
Application Number
9/539269
Publication Number
7054905 (B1)
Application Date
March 30, 2000
Publication Date
May 30, 2006
Inventor
Anne H Anderson
Acton
MA, US
Sean J Mullan
Dublin
IE
Radia J Perlman
Acton
MA, US
Yassir K Elley
Waltham
MA, US
David C Douglas
Concord
MA, US
Stephen R Hanna
Bedford
MA, US
Agent
Park Vaughan & Fleming
Assignee
Sun Microsystems
CA, US
IPC
H04L 9/00
G06F 15/16
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