07653695 is referenced by 39 patents and cites 176 patents.

A method and apparatus for managing information relating to electronic messages is provided. A first set of data related to one or more message senders is obtained from a first source, such as an email sever or email gateway. Each message sender has sent one or more electronic messages. A second set of data related to the one or more message senders is obtained from a second source. Message volume information that describes the messages sent by the one or more message senders for a period of time is determined based on the first set of data and the second set of data. The message volume information may be used to determine whether a particular message sent by a particular message sender is unsolicited. If a particular message is determined to be unsolicited, various actions may be performed on messages sent by the sender of the particular message.

Title
Collecting, aggregating, and managing information relating to electronic messages
Application Number
11/62320
Publication Number
7653695 (B2)
Application Date
February 17, 2005
Publication Date
January 26, 2010
Inventor
Michael V Olivier
Belmont
CA, US
Patrick R Peterson
San Francisco
CA, US
Craig Sprosts
San Francisco
CA, US
Scott Banister
Half Moon Bay
CA, US
Andrew Flury
San Bruno
CA, US
Agent
Hickman Palermo Truong & Becker
Assignee
Ironport Systems
CA, US
IPC
G06F 15/16
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