JP2004165930A - System and method for mail delivery - Google Patents

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JP2004165930A
JP2004165930A JP2002328680A JP2002328680A JP2004165930A JP 2004165930 A JP2004165930 A JP 2004165930A JP 2002328680 A JP2002328680 A JP 2002328680A JP 2002328680 A JP2002328680 A JP 2002328680A JP 2004165930 A JP2004165930 A JP 2004165930A
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Masaharu Kurakake
Atsuki Tomioka
Masayuki Tsuda
正治 倉掛
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<P>PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a mail delivery system which facilitates the mail reception control of a mobile terminal based on further objective determination. <P>SOLUTION: When an electronic mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 is sent, the mail delivery system generates mail reception control information by a mail reception controller 18 according to contents of an evaluation of a transmission-source user made by the other user. This mail reception control information includes the number of users having made favorable evaluations and the number of users having made unfavorable evaluations and the reception processing of the electronic mail is controlled according to the rate of the both, so that only a mail from a well-evaluated user can be received. <P>COPYRIGHT: (C)2004,JPO

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【0001】
【発明の属する技術分野】
本発明はメール配信システム、及び、メール配信方法に関し、特に電子メールを配信する配信システム、及び、配信方法に関する。
【0002】
【従来の技術】
電子メールは通信手段の一形態として既に広い認知を受け、幅広い層のユーザに使われている。従来のパーソナルコンピュータでのメール送受信に加え、近年では携帯電話機をはじめとする小型携帯端末でのメール送受信が盛んに行われるようになっている。
【0003】
電子メールの利用者が急増するにつれて、不特定多数のユーザに対して広告目的などでメールを配信する行為(いわゆる「迷惑メール」)が社会問題化している。 As the number of e-mail users increases rapidly, the act of delivering e-mail to an unspecified number of users for advertising purposes (so-called "junk mail") has become a social problem. 特に、利用者数が多く、メールアドレスが推測されやすい、携帯電話機のユーザを対象にした迷惑メールが大きな問題となっている。 In particular, unsolicited e-mails targeting mobile phone users, who have a large number of users and whose e-mail addresses are easily guessed, have become a major problem.
特に、携帯電話機の場合は、メールの受信においても課金されるため、不必要なメールを否応無く受信するという以外に、ユーザの金銭的な被害をも引き起こす。 In particular, in the case of a mobile phone, since a charge is also made for receiving an e-mail, in addition to inevitably receiving an unnecessary e-mail, it also causes financial damage to the user. このため、携帯電話機における迷惑メール問題の解決を望む声は非常に大きい。 For this reason, there are very many voices requesting a solution to the spam problem in mobile phones.
携帯電話通信事業者も迷惑メールに対しては既に対策を取っている。 Mobile phone carriers have already taken measures against spam. 指定されたメールアドレスやドメイン以外のメールは着信しない、などである(例えば、非特許文献1参照)。 E-mails other than the specified e-mail address and domain will not be received (see, for example, Non-Patent Document 1).
【0004】 0004
【非特許文献1】 [Non-Patent Document 1]
株式会社NTTドコモ、「迷惑メールについて」、「迷惑メール防止方法」、[online]、[平成14年9月15日検索]、インターネット<URL:http://www. NTT DoCoMo, Inc., "About spam", "Spam prevention method", [online], [Search on September 15, 2002], Internet <URL: http: // www. nttdocomo. docomo. co. co. jp/info/meiwaku/> jp / info / meiwaku />
【0005】 0005
【発明が解決しようとする課題】 [Problems to be Solved by the Invention]
しかし、上記従来技術においては、ユーザが逐一入力して設定しなければならず、煩雑である。 However, in the above-mentioned conventional technique, the user has to input and set each time, which is complicated. また、設定できる数が限られているため、制限できる範囲が限られている。 Moreover, since the number that can be set is limited, the range that can be limited is limited. このため、より単純な手法による迷惑メール問題の解決が望まれている。 Therefore, it is desired to solve the junk e-mail problem by a simpler method.
本発明の目的は、より単純な手法でメールの受信制御を行うことのできるメール配信システム、及び、メール配信方法を提供することである。 An object of the present invention is to provide a mail delivery system and a mail delivery method capable of controlling the reception of mail by a simpler method.
【0006】 0006
【課題を解決するための手段】 [Means for solving problems]
本発明の請求項1によるメール配信システムは、メール受信制御情報に基づいて電子メールの受信処理を制御するメール受信制御手段を含むメール配信システムであって、前記メール受信制御情報は、他ユーザによる前記送信元ユーザについての評価であり、この評価内容に応じて前記メール受信制御手段が前記電子メールの受信処理を制御することを特徴とする。 The mail delivery system according to claim 1 of the present invention is a mail delivery system including a mail reception control means for controlling an email reception process based on the mail reception control information, and the mail reception control information is obtained by another user. It is an evaluation about the sender user, and is characterized in that the mail reception control means controls the reception processing of the e-mail according to the evaluation content. 他ユーザによる評価に基づいて受信制御することにより、より客観的な判断に基づいてメール受信制御を行うことができる。 By controlling the reception based on the evaluation by another user, it is possible to control the reception of the mail based on a more objective judgment.
【0007】 0007
本発明の請求項2によるメール配信システムは、請求項1において、前記メール受信制御情報は、各通信端末に対応して設けられていることを特徴とする。 The mail delivery system according to claim 2 of the present invention is characterized in that, in claim 1, the mail reception control information is provided corresponding to each communication terminal. 各通信端末に対応してメール受信制御情報を設けることにより、各ユーザ固有の判断基準でメール受信制御を行うことができる。 By providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each communication terminal, the mail reception control can be performed based on the judgment criteria unique to each user.
本発明の請求項3によるメール配信システムは、請求項1又は2において、前記メール受信制御情報は、前記送信元ユーザについて、良い評価を行ったユーザ数と悪い評価を行ったユーザ数とを含み、両者の割合に応じて前記メール受信制御手段が前記電子メールの受信処理を制御することを特徴とする。 In the mail delivery system according to claim 3 of the present invention, in claim 1 or 2, the mail reception control information includes the number of users who have given a good evaluation and the number of users who have given a bad evaluation to the sender user. The mail reception control means controls the reception process of the e-mail according to the ratio of the two. 良い評価を行ったユーザ数と悪い評価を行ったユーザ数との割合に応じて受信制御することにより、評価の良いユーザからのメールのみを受信することができる。 By controlling reception according to the ratio of the number of users who have performed a good evaluation to the number of users who have performed a bad evaluation, it is possible to receive only emails from users who have a good evaluation.
【0008】 0008
本発明の請求項4によるメール配信方法は、メール受信制御情報に基づいて電子メールの受信処理を制御するメール配信方法であって、他ユーザによる前記送信元ユーザについての評価に基づいて前記メール受信制御情報を作成する作成ステップと、前記作成ステップにおいて作成した前記メール受信制御情報の内容に応じて前記電子メールの受信処理を制御する制御ステップとを含むことを特徴とする。 The mail delivery method according to claim 4 of the present invention is a mail delivery method that controls the reception process of an e-mail based on the mail reception control information, and receives the mail based on the evaluation of the sender user by another user. It is characterized by including a creation step of creating control information and a control step of controlling the reception process of the e-mail according to the content of the mail reception control information created in the creation step. 他ユーザによる評価に基づいて受信制御することにより、より客観的な判断に基づいてメール受信制御を行うことができる。 By controlling the reception based on the evaluation by another user, it is possible to control the reception of mail based on a more objective judgment.
【0009】 0009
本発明の請求項5によるメール配信方法は、請求項4において、前記作成ステップにおいては、メール受信制御情報を、各通信端末毎に作成することを特徴とする。 The mail delivery method according to claim 5 of the present invention is characterized in that, in claim 4, in the creation step, mail reception control information is created for each communication terminal. 各通信端末に対応してメール受信制御情報を設けることにより、各ユーザ固有の判断基準でメール受信制御を行うことができる。 By providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each communication terminal, the mail reception control can be performed based on the judgment criteria unique to each user.
本発明の請求項6によるメール配信方法は、請求項4又は5において、前記作成ステップにおいて作成した前記メール受信制御情報は、前記送信元ユーザについて、良い評価を行ったユーザ数と悪い評価を行ったユーザ数とを含み、両者の割合に応じて前記制御ステップにおいて、前記電子メールの受信処理を制御することを特徴とする。 In the mail delivery method according to claim 6 of the present invention, in claim 4 or 5, the mail reception control information created in the creation step performs a good evaluation and a bad evaluation for the sender user. It is characterized in that the reception process of the e-mail is controlled in the control step according to the ratio of the two users. 良い評価を行ったユーザ数と悪い評価を行ったユーザ数との割合に応じて受信制御することにより、評価の良いユーザからのメールのみを受信することができる。 By controlling reception according to the ratio of the number of users who have performed a good evaluation to the number of users who have performed a bad evaluation, it is possible to receive only emails from users who have a good evaluation.
【0010】 0010.
【発明の実施の形態】 BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION
次に、図面を参照して本発明の実施の形態について説明する。 Next, an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. なお、以下の説明において参照する各図においては、他の図と同等部分に同一符号が付されている。 In each of the figures referred to in the following description, the same reference numerals are given to the same parts as those of the other figures.
(1)システムの構成図1は本発明による配信システムの実施の一形態を示すブロック図である。 (1) System Configuration FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing an embodiment of a distribution system according to the present invention. 同図に示されているように、本実施形態によるメール配信システムは、通信事業者が移動パケット通信サービスを提供するために用いる移動パケット通信網15と、この移動パケット通信網15との間で無線パケット通信を行ってこの移動パケット通信網15を介して通信相手とパケット通信を行う移動端末16と、インターネット11と移動パケット通信網15とを相互接続するゲートウェイサーバ装置17とを有する。 As shown in the figure, in the mail delivery system according to the present embodiment, between the mobile packet communication network 15 used by the communication operator to provide the mobile packet communication service and the mobile packet communication network 15. It has a mobile terminal 16 that performs wireless packet communication and performs packet communication with a communication partner via the mobile packet communication network 15, and a gateway server device 17 that interconnects the Internet 11 and the mobile packet communication network 15. この配信システムには多数の移動端末が存在するが、同図の内容が煩雑になるのを避けるために一つの移動端末16のみが図示されている。 Although there are many mobile terminals in this distribution system, only one mobile terminal 16 is shown in order to avoid complicating the contents of the figure.
【0011】 0011
本システムは、他ユーザによる送信元ユーザについての評価内容に応じて電子メールの受信処理を制御する。 This system controls the e-mail reception process according to the evaluation contents of the sender user by other users. 以下、本システムの各構成要素について詳細に説明する。 Hereinafter, each component of this system will be described in detail.
(1−1)ゲートウェイサーバ装置ゲートウェイサーバ装置17は前述の通信事業者により管理されており、移動パケット通信網15とインターネット11とを接続する一般的なゲートウェイサーバ装置と同様の機能を有し、移動パケット通信網15とインターネット11と移動端末16との間で相互に通信を中継する。 (1-1) Gateway server device The gateway server device 17 is managed by the above-mentioned communication operator, and has the same function as a general gateway server device for connecting the mobile packet communication network 15 and the Internet 11. Communication is relayed to each other between the mobile packet communication network 15, the Internet 11, and the mobile terminal 16. また、ゲートウェイサーバ装置17は、インターネット11に接続されている図示せぬ端末装置や、パケット通信網15内の他の移動端末から送信されたメールを受信し、メール受信制御装置に送信する。 Further, the gateway server device 17 receives mail transmitted from a terminal device (not shown) connected to the Internet 11 or another mobile terminal in the packet communication network 15 and transmits the mail to the mail reception control device.
【0012】 [0012]
(1−2)メール受信制御装置図2に示されているように、メール受信制御装置18内の不揮発性メモリ18Aには、各端末を識別するための情報である端末ID200,201…と、それら端末ID200,201…に対応するメール受信制御情報300,301…とが格納されている。 (1-2) Mail reception control device As shown in FIG. 2, the non-volatile memory 18A in the mail reception control device 18 contains terminal IDs 200, 201 ..., Which are information for identifying each terminal. The mail reception control information 300, 301 ... Corresponding to the terminal IDs 200, 201 ... Is stored. つまり、各端末に対応してメール受信制御情報を設けることにより、各ユーザ固有の判断基準でメール受信制御を行うことができる。 That is, by providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each terminal, the mail reception control can be performed based on the judgment criteria unique to each user.
【0013】 0013
このメール受信制御装置18は前述の通信事業者により管理されており、WWW(World Wide Web)を構成し、一般的なWWWサーバ装置と同様のハードウェア構成及び機能を有する。 The mail reception control device 18 is managed by the above-mentioned telecommunications carrier, constitutes a WWW (World Wide Web), and has the same hardware configuration and functions as a general WWW server device. また、コネクションを通信相手との間に確立し、このコネクションを介して得られた評価情報に基づいてメール受信制御情報を作成し、この作成したメール受信制御情報と端末IDとを対応付けて不揮発性メモリ18Aに格納する。 In addition, a connection is established with the communication partner, mail reception control information is created based on the evaluation information obtained through this connection, and the created mail reception control information is associated with the terminal ID to be non-volatile. It is stored in the sex memory 18A. すなわち、この不揮発性メモリ18Aには、端末ID200,201…と、それら端末ID200,201…に対応するメール受信制御情報300,301…とが格納されている。 That is, the non-volatile memory 18A stores the terminal IDs 200, 201 ... And the mail reception control information 300, 301 ... Corresponding to the terminal IDs 200, 201 .... なお、評価情報とは、各移動端末のユーザによる電子メール送信者に対する評価を示す情報である。 The evaluation information is information indicating the evaluation of the e-mail sender by the user of each mobile terminal.
【0014】 0014.
そして、移動端末宛のメールを受信すると、メール受信制御装置18は移動端末の端末IDに対応するメール受信制御情報を不揮発性メモリ18Aから読み出し、次に述べるメール受信制御機能による受信制御を行う。 Then, when the mail addressed to the mobile terminal is received, the mail reception control device 18 reads the mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID of the mobile terminal from the non-volatile memory 18A, and performs reception control by the mail reception control function described below.
次に、メール受信制御装置18が備える機能について説明する。 Next, the function provided in the mail reception control device 18 will be described.
(1−2−1)メール受信制御装置18によるメール受信制御情報受信機能メール受信制御装置18は、移動端末16から送信された端末ID、評価情報を受信して不揮発性メモリに保存する。 (1-2-1) Mail reception control information reception function by the mail reception control device 18 The mail reception control device 18 receives the terminal ID and evaluation information transmitted from the mobile terminal 16 and stores them in the non-volatile memory. この処理の流れが図3に示されている。 The flow of this process is shown in FIG.
【0015】 0015.
図3に示されているように、メール受信制御装置18は、移動端末16との間にTCP(Transmission Control Protocol)コネクションを確立し、端末ID、評価情報を受信する(ステップS10)。 As shown in FIG. 3, the mail reception control device 18 establishes a TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) connection with the mobile terminal 16 and receives the terminal ID and the evaluation information (step S10). この受信した評価情報に基づいて、各端末ID毎にメール受信制御情報を作成する(ステップS11)。 Based on the received evaluation information, mail reception control information is created for each terminal ID (step S11). 次にメール受信制御装置18は受信した端末IDに対応するメール受信制御情報が不揮発性メモリ18Aに存在するかを確認する(ステップS12)。 Next, the mail reception control device 18 confirms whether the mail reception control information corresponding to the received terminal ID exists in the non-volatile memory 18A (step S12).
【0016】 0016.
端末IDに対応するメール受信制御情報が既に存在した場合(ステップS12:Yes)、送信されてきた新しいメール受信制御情報を上書きする(ステップS13)。 When the mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID already exists (step S12: Yes), the new mail reception control information transmitted is overwritten (step S13). また、端末IDに対応するメール受信制御情報が不揮発性メモリ18Aに存在しない場合(ステップS12:No)、送信されてきた端末IDとメール受信制御情報とを登録する(ステップS15)。 Further, when the mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID does not exist in the non-volatile memory 18A (step S12: No), the transmitted terminal ID and the mail reception control information are registered (step S15). 具体的には両者を対応付けて不揮発性メモリ18Aに保存する。 Specifically, both are associated and stored in the non-volatile memory 18A. その後、メール受信制御装置は、登録が成功したことを通知するメッセージを移動端末に送信する(ステップS14)。 After that, the mail reception control device sends a message notifying that the registration is successful to the mobile terminal (step S14).
【0017】 [0017]
(1−2−2)メール受信制御装置18によるメール受信制御機能メール受信制御装置18は、上記(1−2−1)で説明した機能で受信したメール受信制御情報に基づくメール受信制御を行う。 (1-2-2) Mail reception control function by the mail reception control device 18 The mail reception control device 18 performs mail reception control based on the mail reception control information received by the function described in (1-2-1) above. .. この処理の流れが図4に示されている。 The flow of this process is shown in FIG. すなわち、同図に示されているように、まず、ゲートウェイサーバ装置17は受信したメールを含むメッセージtm20をメール受信制御装置18に送信する。 That is, as shown in the figure, first, the gateway server device 17 transmits the message tm20 including the received mail to the mail reception control device 18. すると、メール受信制御装置18は、移動端末16に対してメールの到着を通知するメッセージtm21を送信する。 Then, the mail reception control device 18 transmits the message tm21 notifying the arrival of the mail to the mobile terminal 16.
【0018】 0018
このメッセージtm21を受信した移動端末16は、メールの送信を要求する内容の要求メッセージtm22をメール受信制御装置18に送信する。 Upon receiving the message tm21, the mobile terminal 16 transmits a request message tm22 of the content requesting the transmission of the mail to the mail reception control device 18. この要求メッセージtm22を受信したメール受信制御装置18は、移動端末16宛のメールを含む応答メッセージtm23を、移動端末16に送信する。 Upon receiving the request message tm22, the mail reception control device 18 transmits a response message tm23 including a mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 to the mobile terminal 16.
この場合、メール受信制御装置18は、図5に示されているように、ゲートウェイサーバ装置17から送られてきたメールを受信する(ステップS21)。 In this case, the mail reception control device 18 receives the mail sent from the gateway server device 17 as shown in FIG. 5 (step S21). 次にメール受信制御装置18は、受信したメールの宛先メールアドレスの端末IDに対応するメール受信制御情報が不揮発性メモリ18Aに存在するか判定する(ステップS22)。 Next, the mail reception control device 18 determines whether the mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID of the destination mail address of the received mail exists in the non-volatile memory 18A (step S22).
【0019】 0019
メール受信制御装置の不揮発性メモリ内に、宛先メールアドレスに対応するメール受信制御情報が存在した場合(ステップS22:Yes)、メール受信制御装置18は、メール受信制御情報の内容に基づき、送信元メールアドレスに対応するユーザの評価が良いか否か判断する(ステップS23)。 When the mail reception control information corresponding to the destination mail address exists in the non-volatile memory of the mail reception control device (step S22: Yes), the mail reception control device 18 is the sender based on the content of the mail reception control information. It is determined whether or not the evaluation of the user corresponding to the e-mail address is good (step S23).
受信したメールの送信元メールアドレスに対応するユーザの評価が良い場合(ステップS23:Yes)、メール受信制御装置は、宛先アドレスに対応する移動端末に送信するために、受信したメールを不揮発メモリ18Aに保存する(ステップS24)。 When the evaluation of the user corresponding to the sender email address of the received email is good (step S23: Yes), the email reception control device sends the received email to the mobile terminal corresponding to the destination address in the non-volatile memory 18A. Save to (step S24). メール受信制御装置18は、移動端末16宛のメールが届いていることを通知するメッセージを移動端末16に対して送信する(ステップS25)。 The mail reception control device 18 transmits a message notifying that the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 has arrived to the mobile terminal 16 (step S25).
【0020】 0020
なお、受信したメールの送信元メールアドレスに対応するユーザの評価が悪い場合(ステップS23:No)、受信したメールを送信元メールアドレスに対して返送する(ステップS26)。 If the user's evaluation corresponding to the sender's email address of the received email is poor (step S23: No), the received email is returned to the sender's email address (step S26).
一方、受信したメールの宛先メールアドレスの端末IDに対応するメール受信制御情報が存在しない場合(ステップS22:No)、メール受信制御は行われず、宛先メールアドレスに対応する移動端末に送信するために、受信したメールを不揮発メモリ18Aに保存する(ステップS24)。 On the other hand, when the mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID of the destination mail address of the received mail does not exist (step S22: No), the mail reception control is not performed and the mail is sent to the mobile terminal corresponding to the destination mail address. , The received mail is saved in the non-volatile memory 18A (step S24). この場合においても、メール受信制御装置18は、移動端末16宛のメールが届いていることを通知するメッセージを移動端末16に対して送信する(ステップS25)。 Also in this case, the mail reception control device 18 transmits a message notifying that the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 has arrived to the mobile terminal 16 (step S25).
【0021】 0021.
(1−4)移動端末移動端末16の内部構成例について図6を参照して説明する。 (1-4) Mobile Terminal An example of the internal configuration of the mobile terminal 16 will be described with reference to FIG. 同図に示されているように、移動端末16は、オペレーティングシステム(以下、OSと呼ぶ)ソフトウェア、アプリケーション実行環境ソフトウェア、及び各種ネイティブAP(Application Program)ソフトウェア等が記憶されているROM(Read Only Memory)16Aと、ROM16Aからプログラムを呼び出して実行するCPU(Central ProcessingUnit)16Bと、各種の情報を表示するための表示部16Cと、所定データを記憶するための不揮発性メモリ16Dと、CPU16Bのワークエリア等となるRAM(Random Access Memory)16Eと、通信を行うための通信部16Fと、ダイヤルボタン等からなる操作部16Gと、時刻情報を出力する計時部16Hとを含み、これらが通信線によって接続された構成になっている。 As shown in the figure, the mobile terminal 16 stores a ROM (Read Only) that stores operating system (hereinafter referred to as OS) software, application execution environment software, various native AP (Application Program) software, and the like. Memory) 16A, CPU (Central Processing Unit) 16B that calls and executes a program from ROM 16A, display unit 16C for displaying various information, non-volatile memory 16D for storing predetermined data, and work of CPU 16B. It includes a RAM (Random Access Memory) 16E that serves as an area, a communication unit 16F for communication, an operation unit 16G consisting of dial buttons, etc., and a timing unit 16H that outputs time information, and these are provided by a communication line. It has a connected configuration.
【0022】 0022.
表示部16Cは例えば液晶表示パネルやパネル駆動回路を有し、CPU16Bから供給されるデータで表される画像を表示する。 The display unit 16C has, for example, a liquid crystal display panel and a panel drive circuit, and displays an image represented by data supplied from the CPU 16B. 不揮発性メモリ16Dは例えばSRAM(Static Random Access Memory)やEEPROM(Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory)である。 The non-volatile memory 16D is, for example, SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) or EEPROM (Electrical Random Access Memory) or EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory). また、この不揮発性メモリ16Dは、アドレス帳として電話番号やメールアドレスを記憶するために使用される。 The non-volatile memory 16D is used as an address book to store telephone numbers and e-mail addresses.
【0023】 [0023]
通信部16Fは、アンテナや無線送受信部を備え、移動パケット通信網15と無線パケット通信を行うものであり、CPU16Bと移動パケット通信網15との間でパケットを中継する。 The communication unit 16F includes an antenna and a wireless transmission / reception unit, and performs wireless packet communication with the mobile packet communication network 15, and relays packets between the CPU 16B and the mobile packet communication network 15. また、通信部16Fは、通信のためのCODEC(Coder−Decoder)やマイク、スピーカ等をも備えており、これによって移動端末16は図示せぬ移動電話網を介して回線交換による通話を行うこともできる。 In addition, the communication unit 16F is also provided with a CODEC (Codec-Decoder), a microphone, a speaker, and the like for communication, whereby the mobile terminal 16 makes a call by circuit switching via a mobile telephone network (not shown). You can also. 操作部16Gは操作子を備え、操作子の操作に応じた信号をCPU16Bへ供給する。 The operation unit 16G includes an operator and supplies a signal corresponding to the operation of the operator to the CPU 16B.
【0024】 0024
さて、移動端末16の図示せぬ電源が投入されると、CPU16BはRAM16Eをワークエリアとし、ROM16AからOSソフトウェアに内包されているプログラムを読み出して実行する。 When the power of the mobile terminal 16 (not shown) is turned on, the CPU 16B uses the RAM 16E as a work area, reads the program included in the OS software from the ROM 16A, and executes the program. これにより、CPU16Bにはユーザインタフェース(以下、UIと略称する)等を提供する機能が実現される。 As a result, the CPU 16B is realized with a function of providing a user interface (hereinafter, abbreviated as UI) and the like. すなわち、CPU16BはOSソフトウェアを起動して移動端末16内にて図3に示されているOSを実現する。 That is, the CPU 16B activates the OS software to realize the OS shown in FIG. 3 in the mobile terminal 16. OSは操作部16Gから供給される信号とUIの状態に基づいてユーザの指示を特定し、この指示に応じた処理を行う。 The OS identifies a user's instruction based on the signal supplied from the operation unit 16G and the state of the UI, and performs processing according to the instruction.
【0025】 0025
例えば、ユーザの指示がネイティブAPソフトウェアである通信ソフトウェアの起動を要求するものであれば、OSは通信ソフトウェアを起動して移動端末内にて通信APを実現する。 For example, if the user's instruction requests the activation of the communication software which is the native AP software, the OS activates the communication software and realizes the communication AP in the mobile terminal. この通信APを用いることで、ユーザは通話し相手と通話をすることができる。 By using this communication AP, the user can make a call and talk with the other party.
次に移動端末16が備える機能について説明する(1−4−1)移動端末16によるアドレス帳情報編集機能移動端末16は、ユーザが登録した名前、電話番号、メールアドレスなどの組を不揮発性メモリ16Dに保存し、ユーザが後から閲覧、編集、アドレス帳情報を用いた電話の発呼やメールの送信などを行える機能を備える。 Next, the functions provided by the mobile terminal 16 will be described (1-4-1) Address book information editing function by the mobile terminal 16. The mobile terminal 16 stores a set of a user-registered name, telephone number, e-mail address, etc. in a non-volatile memory. It is saved in 16D and has a function that allows the user to browse, edit, make a phone call using address book information, send an e-mail, and the like later.
【0026】 0026
(1−4−2)移動端末16によるメール受信制御情報の送信機能移動端末16は、メール受信制御情報の送信を要求する指示がユーザから通知されると、メール受信制御装置18にメール受信制御情報を送信する。 (1-4-2) E-mail reception control information transmission function by mobile terminal 16 When the user notifies the mobile terminal 16 of an instruction requesting transmission of e-mail reception control information, the mobile terminal 16 controls e-mail reception by e-mail reception control device 18. Send information. 具体的には、移動端末16、メール受信制御装置16との間にTCP(Transmission Control Protocol)コネクションを確立し、メール受信制御情報の受信を要求する内容の要求メッセージを生成・送信し、このメッセージに対する応答メッセージを受信して、このTCPコネクションを切断する。 Specifically, a TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) connection is established between the mobile terminal 16 and the mail reception control device 16, and a request message for requesting reception of mail reception control information is generated and transmitted, and this message is generated. Receives a response message to and disconnects this TCP connection.
(1−4−3)移動端末16によるメール受信機能移動端末16は、以下の手順によって、電子メールを受信することができる。 (1-4-3) Mail Receiving Function by Mobile Terminal 16 The mobile terminal 16 can receive e-mails by the following procedure. すなわち、メール受信制御装置からメール着信を通知するメッセージを受信すると、移動端末16は、メール受信制御装置16との間にTCPコネクションを確立する。 That is, when receiving a message notifying the incoming mail from the mail reception control device, the mobile terminal 16 establishes a TCP connection with the mail reception control device 16. その後、移動端末16宛のメールの送信を要求する内容の要求メッセージを生成・送信し、このメッセージに対する応答メッセージを受信して、このTCPコネクションを切断する。 After that, a request message having a content requesting the transmission of an email addressed to the mobile terminal 16 is generated / transmitted, a response message to this message is received, and this TCP connection is disconnected.
【0027】 [0027]
(2)動作例次に、上述したシステムの動作例について説明する。 (2) Operation example Next, an operation example of the above-mentioned system will be described.
以下に述べる動作において、TCPコネクションの確立および切断動作についてはHTTP(Hyper Text Transfer Protocol)における一般的な動作となることから、それらの説明を省略する。 In the operations described below, the TCP connection establishment and disconnection operations are general operations in HTTP (HyperText Transfer Protocol), and therefore their description will be omitted. また、以降の説明では、動作の主体をメール受信制御装置18とする。 Further, in the following description, the main body of the operation is the mail reception control device 18.
【0028】 [0028]
なお、移動端末16の不揮発性メモリ16Dにはメール受信制御装置18のURL(例えば“http://www.mailcontrol.co.jp”)が記憶されているものとする。 It is assumed that the URL of the mail reception control device 18 (for example, "http://www.mailcontrol.co.jp") is stored in the non-volatile memory 16D of the mobile terminal 16.
(2−1)メール受信制御情報登録動作メール受信制御情報をメール受信制御装置18に登録する場合の動作例について説明する。 (2-1) Mail reception control information registration operation An operation example when the mail reception control information is registered in the mail reception control device 18 will be described.
【0029】 [0029]
メール受信制御情報の登録動作は、ユーザが移動端末を操作し、評価情報の送信を試みることから始まる。 The operation of registering the mail reception control information begins with the user operating the mobile terminal and attempting to send the evaluation information. 移動端末16では、予めユーザが行った評価内容を示す評価情報を作成しておく。 In the mobile terminal 16, evaluation information indicating the evaluation content performed by the user is created in advance. そして、作成した評価情報と不揮発性メモリ16Dに格納されたメール受信制御装置の上記URLとをPUTメソッドのパラメータとして含む要求メッセージが生成される。 Then, a request message including the created evaluation information and the URL of the mail reception control device stored in the non-volatile memory 16D as a parameter of the PUT method is generated. なお、PUTメソッドとは、指定したURLが示すリソースに対して、データを転送して置き換える命令である。 The PUT method is an instruction for transferring and replacing data with respect to the resource indicated by the specified URL.
【0030】 [0030]
図7に示されているように、この要求メッセージtm10は、移動端末16から送信されメール受信制御装置18によって受信される。 As shown in FIG. 7, the request message tm10 is transmitted from the mobile terminal 16 and received by the mail reception control device 18.
すると、メール受信制御装置18では、この要求メッセージtm10に対して評価情報を受信したことを通知する応答メッセージtm11が生成される。 Then, the mail reception control device 18 generates a response message tm11 notifying that the evaluation information has been received for the request message tm10. この応答メッセージtm11はメール受信制御装置18から送信され、移動端末16により受信される。 The response message tm11 is transmitted from the mail reception control device 18 and received by the mobile terminal 16. 移動端末16では、ユーザに対して、メール受信制御装置18にメール受信制御情報が登録されたことが表示される。 The mobile terminal 16 indicates to the user that the mail reception control information has been registered in the mail reception control device 18.
【0031】 0031
また、メール受信制御装置18では受信した評価情報に基づいてメール受信制御情報を作成し、各ユーザの移動端末16の端末IDに対応付けて不揮発性メモリ18Aに保存する。 Further, the mail reception control device 18 creates mail reception control information based on the received evaluation information, and stores the mail reception control information in the non-volatile memory 18A in association with the terminal ID of the mobile terminal 16 of each user.
(2−1−2)メール受信拒否動作メール受信制御装置18が受信した移動端末16宛のメールをメール受信制御情報に基づいて受信制御する場合の動作例について説明する。 (2-1-2) E-mail reception refusal operation An operation example in which the e-mail reception control device 18 receives and controls the e-mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 based on the e-mail reception control information will be described.
【0032】 [0032]
情報受信制御動作は、インターネット11に存在する端末装置、あるいは移動パケット通信網15上に存在する他の端末から送信された移動端末16宛のメールを、ゲートウェイサーバ装置17が受信することから始まる。 The information reception control operation starts from the gateway server device 17 receiving mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 transmitted from the terminal device existing on the Internet 11 or another terminal existing on the mobile packet communication network 15. ここでは、このメールの送信元アドレスを“aaaa@bbb.ne.jp”とする。 Here, the sender address of this email is "aaaa@bbbb.ne.jp".
ゲートウェイサーバ装置17は受信したメールを含むメッセージtm20(図4参照)を生成し、メール受信制御装置18に送信する。 The gateway server device 17 generates a message tm20 (see FIG. 4) including the received mail and sends it to the mail reception control device 18. メール受信制御装置18は、このメールの宛先アドレスから、このメールが移動端末16宛のメールであることを判別し、移動端末16に対応するメール受信制御情報を不揮発性メモリ18Aから読み出すことを試みる。 The mail reception control device 18 determines from the destination address of this mail that the mail is addressed to the mobile terminal 16, and attempts to read the mail reception control information corresponding to the mobile terminal 16 from the non-volatile memory 18A. ..
【0033】 0033
移動端末16に対応するメール受信制御情報が存在した場合、メール受信制御装置18は、このメールの送信元アドレス“aaaa@bbb.ne.jp”のユーザについての評価内容を参照する。 When the mail reception control information corresponding to the mobile terminal 16 exists, the mail reception control device 18 refers to the evaluation content for the user of the mail source address “aaaa@bbbb.ne.jp”. この評価内容が悪いものであれば、このメールは移動端末16に送信すべきメールではないと判断される。 If the evaluation content is bad, it is determined that this mail is not a mail to be sent to the mobile terminal 16. この結果、このメールは差出元アドレスに対して返送される。 As a result, this email will be returned to the sender address.
【0034】 0034
(2−1−3)メール受信許諾動作メール受信制御装置18が移動端末16宛のメールを受信し、不揮発性メモリ18Aからメール受信制御情報を読み出すことを試みるまでの動作は上記の(2−1−2)と変わらないため、その説明を省略する。 (2-1-3) Mail reception permission operation The operation until the mail reception control device 18 receives the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 and tries to read the mail reception control information from the non-volatile memory 18A is as described in (2-) above. Since it is the same as 1-2), the description thereof will be omitted. ただし、このメールの送信元アドレスは“cccc@ddd.ne.jp”とする。 However, the sender address of this e-mail is "cccc@ddd.ne.jp".
【0035】 0035.
移動端末16に対応するメール受信制御情報が存在した場合、メール受信制御装置18は、このメールの送信元アドレス“cccc@ddd.ne.jp”のユーザについての評価内容を参照する。 When the mail reception control information corresponding to the mobile terminal 16 exists, the mail reception control device 18 refers to the evaluation content for the user of the mail source address “cccc@dddd.ne.jp”. この評価内容が良いものであれば、このメールは移動端末16に送信すべきメールと判断される。 If the evaluation content is good, it is determined that this email should be sent to the mobile terminal 16. この結果、このメールはメール受信制御装置18の不揮発性メモリ18Aに保存される。 As a result, this mail is stored in the non-volatile memory 18A of the mail reception control device 18. また、移動端末16に対してメールの到着を通知するメッセージtm21(図4参照)が生成され、メール受信制御装置18によって、移動端末16に対して送信される。 Further, a message tm21 (see FIG. 4) notifying the mobile terminal 16 of the arrival of mail is generated, and is transmitted to the mobile terminal 16 by the mail reception control device 18.
【0036】 0036
移動端末16では、メッセージtm21を受信すると、メールの送信を要求する内容の要求メッセージtm22(図4参照)が生成される。 When the mobile terminal 16 receives the message tm21, the request message tm22 (see FIG. 4) having the content requesting the transmission of the mail is generated. この要求メッセージtm22は移動端末16から送信されメール受信制御装置18により受信される。 This request message tm22 is transmitted from the mobile terminal 16 and received by the mail reception control device 18. メール受信制御装置18では、この要求メッセージtm22に対応して、不揮発性メモリ18Aに保存された移動端末16宛のメールを含む応答メッセージtm23(図4参照)が生成される。 In the mail reception control device 18, the response message tm23 (see FIG. 4) including the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 stored in the non-volatile memory 18A is generated in response to the request message tm22. 応答メッセージtm23はメール受信制御装置18から送信され、移動端末16によって受信される。 The response message tm23 is transmitted from the mail reception control device 18 and received by the mobile terminal 16.
【0037】 0037
(2−1−4)メール受信非制御動作メール受信制御装置18が移動端末16宛のメールを受信し、不揮発性メモリ18Aからメール受信制御情報を読み出すことを試みるまでの動作は上記の(2−1−2)及び(2−1−3)と同様であるため、その説明を省略する。 (2-1-4) Mail reception non-control operation The operation until the mail reception control device 18 receives the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 and tries to read the mail reception control information from the non-volatile memory 18A is described in (2) above. Since it is the same as 1-2) and (2-1-3), the description thereof will be omitted.
移動端末16に対応するメール受信制御情報が存在しない場合、本例においては、メール受信制御装置18は、メール受信制御を行う必要が無いと判断する。 When the mail reception control information corresponding to the mobile terminal 16 does not exist, in this example, the mail reception control device 18 determines that it is not necessary to perform the mail reception control.
【0038】 [0038]
メール受信制御装置18によって、このメールは移動端末16に送信すべきメールと判断され、このメールはメール受信制御装置18の不揮発性メモリ18Aに保存される。 The mail reception control device 18 determines that this mail should be sent to the mobile terminal 16, and this mail is stored in the non-volatile memory 18A of the mail reception control device 18. また、移動端末16に対してメールの到着を通知するメッセージtm21(図4参照)が生成され、メール受信制御装置18によって、移動端末16に対して送信される。 Further, a message tm21 (see FIG. 4) notifying the mobile terminal 16 of the arrival of mail is generated, and is transmitted to the mobile terminal 16 by the mail reception control device 18.
【0039】 [0039]
移動端末16では、メッセージtm21(図4参照)を受信すると、メールの送信を要求する内容の要求メッセージtm22(図4参照)が生成される。 When the mobile terminal 16 receives the message tm21 (see FIG. 4), the mobile terminal 16 generates a request message tm22 (see FIG. 4) having the content requesting the transmission of the mail. この要求メッセージtm22(図4参照)は移動端末16から送信されメール受信制御装置18により受信される。 This request message tm22 (see FIG. 4) is transmitted from the mobile terminal 16 and received by the mail reception control device 18. メール受信制御装置18では、この要求メッセージtm22(図4参照)に対応して、不揮発性メモリ18Aに保存された移動端末16宛のメールを含む応答メッセージtm23(図4参照)が生成される。 In the mail reception control device 18, the response message tm23 (see FIG. 4) including the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 stored in the non-volatile memory 18A is generated in response to the request message tm22 (see FIG. 4). 応答メッセージtm23(図4参照)はメール受信制御装置18から送信され、移動端末16によって受信される。 The response message tm23 (see FIG. 4) is transmitted from the mail reception control device 18 and received by the mobile terminal 16.
【0040】 0040
(3)変形例本発明は上述した実施形態に限定されず、以下のような種々の変更が可能である。 (3) Modifications The present invention is not limited to the above-described embodiment, and various modifications such as the following can be made.
(3−1)メール受信制御装置が移動端末に直接送信上述のメール配信システムではメール受信制御装置が移動端末にメール受信通知のメッセージを送信し、これを受信した移動端末がメール受信装置にメール送信要求メッセージを送信し、メール受信制御装置が、メールを含む応答メッセージを送信し、応答メッセージを取得することでメールを受信するようにしているが、メール送信要求メッセージの送受信無しに直接メール受信制御装置がメールを移動端末に送信しても良い。 (3-1) Mail reception control device sends directly to the mobile terminal In the above-mentioned mail delivery system, the mail reception control device sends a mail reception notification message to the mobile terminal, and the mobile terminal that receives this mails to the mail receiving device. Sending a send request message, the mail reception control device sends a reply message including the mail and receives the mail by acquiring the reply message, but receives the mail directly without sending and receiving the mail send request message. The control device may send an email to the mobile terminal. こうすれば、移動端末からメール送信要求メッセージを送信する必要がないので、送信された電子メールを迅速に受信できるというメリットがある。 This has the advantage that the sent e-mail can be received quickly because it is not necessary to send the e-mail transmission request message from the mobile terminal.
【0041】 [0041]
(3−2)URLの書き換えまた、移動端末において、不揮発性メモリに格納されているメール受信制御装置のURLは書き換え可能であっても良い。 (3-2) Rewriting the URL Further, in the mobile terminal, the URL of the mail reception control device stored in the non-volatile memory may be rewritable. この場合においては、移動端末の売買後にメール受信制御装置18のURLを格納できるので、ユーザ、及び、メール受信制御装置18を管理する機関に対して優れた利便性を提供することができる。 In this case, since the URL of the mail reception control device 18 can be stored after buying and selling the mobile terminal, it is possible to provide excellent convenience to the user and the organization that manages the mail reception control device 18.
【0042】 [0042]
(3−3)URLをROMに格納上述した配信システムでは移動端末において、メール受信制御装置のURLを不揮発性メモリ(図6中の不揮発性メモリ16D)に予め格納するようにしたが、ROM(図6中のROM16A)に予め格納するようにしても良い。 (3-3) URL is stored in ROM In the above-mentioned distribution system, the URL of the mail reception control device is stored in the non-volatile memory (non-volatile memory 16D in FIG. 6) in advance in the mobile terminal, but the ROM ( It may be stored in advance in the ROM 16A) in FIG. ROMに予め格納することにより、URLの書き換えが不可能であるから、優れたセキュリティを確保できる。 By storing the URL in advance in the ROM, it is impossible to rewrite the URL, so that excellent security can be ensured.
【0043】 [0043]
(3−4)受信拒否メールの破棄上述した配信システムでは、メール受信制御情報に基づいてメールの受信を拒否する場合、メール受信制御装置は送信元アドレスにそのメールを返送するようにしたが、そのメールを破棄するようにしても良い。 (3-4) Discarding Rejected E-mail In the above-mentioned delivery system, when receiving an e-mail based on the e-mail reception control information, the e-mail reception control device returns the e-mail to the sender address. You may want to discard the email. メールを破棄することにより、通信量を減らすことができる。 The amount of communication can be reduced by discarding the mail.
【0044】 [0044]
(3−5)ゲートウェイサーバ装置の構成上述した配信システムでは、ゲートウェイサーバ装置とメール受信制御装置とを別々の装置としたが、両者を1つにしても良い。 (3-5) Configuration of Gateway Server Device In the above-mentioned distribution system, the gateway server device and the mail reception control device are separate devices, but both may be one. 例えば、ゲートウェイサーバ装置の機能の1つとしてメール受信制御機能を備えても良い。 For example, a mail reception control function may be provided as one of the functions of the gateway server device. その場合、ゲートウェイサーバ装置からメール受信制御装置にメールを転送する処理が必要なくなるため、処理量が軽減される。 In that case, the processing amount is reduced because the processing of forwarding the mail from the gateway server device to the mail reception control device becomes unnecessary.
【0045】 0045
(3−6)評価情報の自動送信上述した配信システムでは、評価情報をユーザ操作によってメール受信制御装置に送信するようにしたが、一定の時間間隔で移動端末が自動的に評価情報をメール受信制御装置に送信するようにしても良い。 (3-6) Automatic transmission of evaluation information In the above-mentioned distribution system, the evaluation information is transmitted to the mail reception control device by user operation, but the mobile terminal automatically receives the evaluation information by mail at regular time intervals. It may be transmitted to the control device. その場合、ユーザが手動で送信する手順が必要無くなり、ユーザの評価内容が、定期的にメール受信制御装置のメール受信制御情報に反映されるため、利便性が向上する。 In that case, the procedure for the user to manually transmit is not required, and the evaluation content of the user is periodically reflected in the mail reception control information of the mail reception control device, so that the convenience is improved.
【0046】 [0046]
(3−7)移動端末以外の端末なお、上記は移動端末で電子メールを受信する場合について説明したが、それに限らず電子メールを受信することのできる端末(PCを含む)を含むシステムについて本発明が広く適用できることは明白である。 (3-7) Terminals other than mobile terminals The above described the case where a mobile terminal receives e-mail, but the present invention is not limited to the case where the system includes a terminal (including a PC) capable of receiving e-mail. It is clear that the invention is widely applicable.
(4)評価情報について送信元メールアドレスに対応するユーザについては、以下のように評価情報を作成し、それに基づきメール受信制御装置においてメール受信制御情報を作成する。 (4) Evaluation information For the user corresponding to the sender's email address, the evaluation information is created as follows, and the email reception control information is created in the email reception control device based on the evaluation information.
【0047】 [0047]
(4−1)ユーザ総体の評価メールアドレスをお気に入り(良い評価の場合)又はブラックリスト(悪い評価の場合)に登録し、これを評価情報としてメール受信制御装置に送信して集計する。 (4-1) The evaluation e-mail address of the entire user is registered in a favorite (in the case of a good evaluation) or a blacklist (in the case of a bad evaluation), and this is transmitted to the e-mail reception control device as evaluation information and aggregated. これにより、ユーザ総体としての評価システムを構成する。 As a result, the evaluation system as a whole user is configured. ユーザ数が多ければ多いほど客観的な評価を行うことができる。 The larger the number of users, the more objective evaluation can be performed. お気に入り又はブラックリストに登録している人数の多寡(すなわち、良い評価を行ったユーザ数と悪い評価を行ったユーザ数との割合)がメール受信制御情報となり、これに応じてメールを受信するかどうか制御する。 Whether the number of people registered in favorites or blacklists (that is, the ratio of the number of users who gave good evaluations to the number of users who gave bad evaluations) becomes the mail reception control information and receives mails accordingly. Please control. 一般的には、悪い評価を行ったユーザ数に対する、良い評価を行ったユーザ数の割合が予め定めた値以上の場合に受信許諾する。 In general, reception is permitted when the ratio of the number of users who have performed a good evaluation to the number of users who have performed a bad evaluation is equal to or greater than a predetermined value.
【0048】 0048
なお、ユーザ総体ではなく、友人等、同一コミュニケーションに属するメンバによる推薦を行うシステムを採用しても良い。 It should be noted that a system may be adopted in which members belonging to the same communication, such as friends, make recommendations instead of the entire user.
(4−2)ブラックリストへの登録メール削除と同時にブラックリストに登録ができるようなユーザインタフェースを採用しても良い。 (4-2) Registration to the blacklist A user interface that allows registration to the blacklist at the same time as deleting an email may be adopted. 蓄積された結果は定期的にサーバに送信するようにする。 The accumulated results should be sent to the server on a regular basis. これにより、ブラックリストに登録する際におけるユーザの操作の手間等、精神的障壁を低くする。 As a result, mental barriers such as the time and effort of the user's operation when registering on the blacklist are lowered.
【0049】 [0049]
(4−3)メールの受信制御ポリシメールの受信制御については、以下のポリシを採用しても良い。 (4-3) E-mail reception control policy The following policies may be adopted for e-mail reception control.
お気に入りに属するメールアドレスは、受信を許諾するメールアドレスのリストに登録する。 E-mail addresses belonging to favorites are registered in the list of e-mail addresses that are permitted to be received. また、ブラックリストに属するメールアドレスは、受信を拒否するメールアドレスのリストに登録する。 In addition, e-mail addresses belonging to the blacklist are registered in the list of e-mail addresses to be rejected.
【0050】 0050
そして、お気に入りに属するメールアドレスからのメールについては、受信を許諾するメールアドレスのリストに基づいてメールの受信制御を行う。 Then, for emails from email addresses belonging to favorites, reception control of emails is performed based on a list of email addresses that are permitted to receive. 一方、ブラックリストに属するメールアドレスからのメールについては、受信を拒否するメールアドレスのリストに基づいてメールの受信制御を行う。 On the other hand, for emails from email addresses belonging to the blacklist, email reception control is performed based on the list of email addresses that are rejected.
ここで、いずれのリストにも登録されていない、未知のメールアドレスからのメールについては、以下の▲1▼〜▲6▼のようなポリシが考えられる。 Here, for emails from unknown email addresses that are not registered in any of the lists, the following policies of (1) to (6) can be considered.
▲1▼取り敢えず受信する。 ▲ 1 ▼ Receive for the time being.
▲2▼ヘッダ情報(Date、Subject,From)だけ送信してユーザを確認する。 (2) Only the header information (Date, Subject, From) is transmitted to confirm the user. ヘッダ情報により、送信元を特定できる可能性もある。 There is a possibility that the source can be identified by the header information.
▲3▼多数のユーザ(予め定められた数以上のユーザ)がブラックリストに登録しているメールアドレスからのメールについては、GRIMM(Gateway Service Representative Internet Market Mobile Access Exchange)が受信を拒否する。 (3) GRIMM (Gateway Service Representative Internet Market Access Access) rejects emails from email addresses registered in the blacklist by a large number of users (a predetermined number or more of users). なお、GRIMMは、携帯電話機による無線パケット網をインターネットと接続する場合に使用される、ゲートウェイ装置である。 The GRIMM is a gateway device used when connecting a wireless packet network by a mobile phone to the Internet.
▲4▼「このメールアドレスは○○人の方が受信を拒否しています。受信しますか?」というメッセージ等を表示する。 ▲ 4 ▼ Displays a message such as "This e-mail address is rejected by XX people. Do you want to receive it?" このメッセージを見たユーザが受信するかどうかを判断し、受信するかどうかを選択操作する。 The user who sees this message determines whether or not to receive it, and selects whether or not to receive it.
▲5▼「このメールアドレスは○○人の方が受信を許諾しています。メールを受信しますか?」というメッセージを表示する。 ▲ 5 ▼ The message "This e-mail address is permitted by XX people. Do you want to receive e-mail?" Is displayed. このメッセージを見たユーザが受信するかどうかを判断し、受信するかどうかを選択操作する。 The user who sees this message determines whether or not to receive it, and selects whether or not to receive it.
▲6▼「このメールアドレスは貴方のお友達(○○@××.ne.jp)がお気に入りに登録しているメールアドレスです。メールを受信しますか?」というメッセージ等を表示する。 ▲ 6 ▼ Displays a message such as "This e-mail address is an e-mail address registered as a favorite by your friend (○○@XXX.ne.jp). Do you want to receive e-mail?" このメッセージを見たユーザが受信するかどうかを判断し、受信するかどうかを選択操作する。 The user who sees this message determines whether or not to receive it, and selects whether or not to receive it.
【0051】 0051
(5)メール配信方法以上のように、本システムでは、以下のようなメール配信方法が実現されている。 (5) Mail delivery method As described above, the following mail delivery methods are realized in this system. すなわち、メール受信制御情報に基づいて電子メールの受信処理を制御するメール配信方法であり、他ユーザによる上記送信元ユーザについての評価に基づいて上記メール受信制御情報を作成する作成ステップ(図3中のステップS11に対応)と、上記作成ステップにおいて作成した上記メール受信制御情報の内容に応じて上記電子メールの受信処理を制御する制御ステップ(図5中のステップS23等に対応)とを含むメール配信方法が実現されている。 That is, it is a mail delivery method that controls the reception process of e-mail based on the mail reception control information, and is a creation step of creating the mail reception control information based on the evaluation of the sender user by another user (in FIG. 3). (Corresponding to step S11 of FIG. 5) and a control step (corresponding to step S23 in FIG. 5) for controlling the reception process of the e-mail according to the content of the e-mail reception control information created in the creation step. The delivery method has been realized. 他ユーザによる評価に基づいて受信制御することにより、より客観的な判断に基づいてメール受信制御を行うことができる。 By controlling the reception based on the evaluation by another user, it is possible to control the reception of mail based on a more objective judgment.
【0052】 [0052]
さらに、上記作成ステップにおいては、メール受信制御情報を、各通信端末毎に作成する。 Further, in the above-mentioned creation step, mail reception control information is created for each communication terminal. 各通信端末に対応してメール受信制御情報を設けることにより、各ユーザ固有の判断基準でメール受信制御を行うことができる。 By providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each communication terminal, the mail reception control can be performed based on the judgment criteria peculiar to each user.
また、上記作成ステップにおいて作成した上記メール受信制御情報は、上記送信元ユーザについて、良い評価を行ったユーザ数と悪い評価を行ったユーザ数とを含み、両者の割合に応じて上記制御ステップにおいて、上記電子メールの受信処理を制御する。 Further, the mail reception control information created in the creation step includes the number of users who gave a good evaluation and the number of users who gave a bad evaluation for the sender user, and in the control step according to the ratio of both. , Control the reception process of the above e-mail. 良い評価を行ったユーザ数と悪い評価を行ったユーザ数との割合に応じて受信制御することにより、評価の良いユーザからのメールのみを受信することができる。 By controlling reception according to the ratio of the number of users who have performed a good evaluation to the number of users who have performed a bad evaluation, it is possible to receive only emails from users who have a good evaluation.
【0053】 [0053]
【発明の効果】 【The invention's effect】
以上説明したように本発明は、他ユーザによる送信元ユーザについての評価内容に応じて電子メールの受信処理を制御することにより、より客観的な判断に基づいてメール受信制御を行うことができるという効果がある。 As described above, according to the present invention, it is possible to control e-mail reception based on a more objective judgment by controlling the e-mail reception process according to the evaluation content of the sender user by another user. effective.
また、各通信端末に対応してメール受信制御情報を設けることにより、各ユーザ固有の判断基準でメール受信制御を行うことができる。 Further, by providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each communication terminal, it is possible to perform the mail reception control based on the judgment criteria unique to each user.
送信元ユーザについて、良い評価を行ったユーザ数と悪い評価を行ったユーザ数とを含むメール受信制御情報を用い、両者の割合に応じて電子メールの受信処理を制御することにより、評価の良いユーザからのメールのみを受信することができる。 For the sender user, the email reception control information including the number of users who gave a good evaluation and the number of users who gave a bad evaluation is used, and the email reception process is controlled according to the ratio of the two, so that the evaluation is good. Only emails from users can be received.
【図面の簡単な説明】 [Simple explanation of drawings]
【図1】本発明の実施の一形態に係るメール配信システムの構成を示すブロック図である。 FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a mail delivery system according to an embodiment of the present invention.
【図2】図1のメール配信システムの動作を説明するためのブロック図である。 2 is a block diagram for explaining the operation of the mail delivery system of FIG. 1. FIG.
【図3】図1中の移動端末がメール受信制御情報をメール受信制御装置に登録する処理の流れを示すフローチャートである。 FIG. 3 is a flowchart showing a flow of a process in which a mobile terminal in FIG. 1 registers mail reception control information in a mail reception control device.
【図4】図1のメール配信システムの動作を示すシーケンス図である。 4 is a sequence diagram showing the operation of the mail delivery system of FIG. 1. FIG.
【図5】図1のメール配信システムを構成するメール受信制御装置がメールの受信を制御する処理の流れを示すフローチャートである。 5 is a flowchart showing a flow of processing in which a mail reception control device constituting the mail delivery system of FIG. 1 controls reception of mail.
【図6】図1のメール配信システムを構成する移動端末の構成例を示すブロック図である。 6 is a block diagram showing a configuration example of a mobile terminal constituting the mail delivery system of FIG. 1. FIG.
【図7】図1のメール配信システムの動作を示すシーケンス図である。 7 is a sequence diagram showing the operation of the mail delivery system of FIG. 1. FIG.
【符号の説明】 [Explanation of symbols]
11 インターネット15 移動パケット通信網16 移動端末17 ゲートウェイサーバ装置18 メール受信制御装置16A ROM 11 Internet 15 Mobile packet communication network 16 Mobile terminal 17 Gateway server device 18 Mail reception control device 16A ROM
16B CPU 16B CPU
16C 表示部16D,18A 不揮発性メモリ16E RAM 16C Display 16D, 18A Non-volatile memory 16E RAM
16F 通信部16G 操作部[0001] 16F Communication unit 16G Operation unit [0001]
TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE INVENTION TECHNICAL FIELD OF THE Invention
The present invention relates to a mail delivery system and a mail delivery method, and more particularly, to a delivery system and a delivery method for delivering electronic mail. The present invention relates to a mail delivery system and a mail delivery method, and more particularly, to a delivery system and a delivery method for delivering electronic mail.
[0002] [0002]
[Prior art] [Prior art]
E-mail has already been widely recognized as a form of communication means, and is being used by a wide range of users. In recent years, in addition to the conventional mail transmission / reception with a personal computer, the mail transmission / reception with a small portable terminal such as a mobile phone has recently become popular. E-mail has already been widely recognized as a form of communication means, and is being used by a wide range of users. In recent years, in addition to the conventional mail transmission / reception with a personal computer, the mail transmission / reception with a small portable terminal such as a mobile phone has recently become popular.
[0003] [0003]
As the number of e-mail users increases, the act of distributing e-mail to an unspecified number of users for the purpose of advertisement (so-called “junk e-mail”) has become a social problem. In particular, unsolicited e-mail for mobile phone users, which has a large number of users and whose e-mail address is easily guessed, has become a major problem. As the number of e-mail users increases, the act of distributing e-mail to an unspecified number of users for the purpose of advertisement (so-called “junk e-mail”) has become a social problem. In particular, unsolicited e -mail for mobile phone users, which has a large number of users and whose e-mail address is easily guessed, has become a major problem.
In particular, in the case of a mobile phone, a fee is charged even when an e-mail is received, so that an unnecessary e-mail is inevitably received and also causes financial damage to the user. For this reason, there is a great demand for solving the unsolicited email problem in mobile phones. In particular, in the case of a mobile phone, a fee is charged even when an e-mail is received, so that an unnecessary e-mail is inevitably received and also causes financial damage to the user. For this reason, there is a great demand for solving the unsolicited email problem in mobile phones.
Mobile phone carriers have already taken steps to prevent spam. For example, no mail other than the specified mail address or domain does not arrive (for example, see Non-Patent Document 1). Mobile phone carriers have already taken steps to prevent spam. For example, no mail other than the specified mail address or domain does not arrive (for example, see Non-Patent Document 1).
[0004] [0004]
[Non-patent document 1] [Non-patent document 1]
NTT DOCOMO, INC., “About Junk E-mail”, “Junk E-mail Prevention Method”, [online], [Search on September 15, 2002], Internet <URL: http: // www. nttdocomo. co. jp / info / meiwaku / >> NTT DOCOMO, INC., “About Junk E-mail”, “Junk E-mail Prevention Method”, [online], [Search on September 15, 2002], Internet <URL: http: // www. Nttdocomo. Co. jp / info / meiwaku / >>
[0005] [0005]
[Problems to be solved by the invention] [Problems to be solved by the invention]
However, in the above-described conventional technology, the user must input and set each time, which is complicated. Further, since the number that can be set is limited, the range that can be limited is limited. Therefore, it is desired to solve the spam mail problem by a simpler method. However, in the above-described conventional technology, the user must input and set each time, which is complicated. Further, since the number that can be set is limited, the range that can be limited is limited. Therefore, it is desired to solve the spam mail problem by a simpler method.
An object of the present invention is to provide a mail delivery system and a mail delivery method that can control the reception of mail by a simpler method. An object of the present invention is to provide a mail delivery system and a mail delivery method that can control the reception of mail by a simpler method.
[0006] [0006]
[Means for Solving the Problems] [Means for Solving the Problems]
A mail distribution system according to claim 1 of the present invention is a mail distribution system including mail reception control means for controlling e-mail reception processing based on mail reception control information, wherein the mail reception control information is transmitted by another user. This is an evaluation of the transmission source user, and the mail reception control means controls the reception processing of the electronic mail according to the content of the evaluation. By controlling the reception based on the evaluation by another user, the mail reception can be controlled based on a more objective judgment. A mail distribution system according to claim 1 of the present invention is a mail distribution system including mail reception control means for controlling e-mail reception processing based on mail reception control information, wherein the mail reception control information is transmitted by another user. This is An evaluation of the transmission source user, and the mail reception control means controls the reception processing of the electronic mail according to the content of the evaluation. By controlling the reception based on the evaluation by another user, the mail reception can be controlled based on a more objective judgment.
[0007] [0007]
The mail distribution system according to claim 2 of the present invention is characterized in that, in claim 1, the mail reception control information is provided corresponding to each communication terminal. By providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each communication terminal, it is possible to perform the mail reception control based on the judgment criteria unique to each user. The mail distribution system according to claim 2 of the present invention is characterized in that, in claim 1, the mail reception control information is provided corresponding to each communication terminal. By providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each communication terminal, it is possible to perform the mail reception control based on the judgment criteria unique to each user.
In the mail delivery system according to claim 3 of the present invention, in claim 1 or 2, the mail reception control information includes the number of users who have performed a good evaluation and the number of users who have performed a bad evaluation with respect to the transmission source user. The mail reception control means controls the reception processing of the electronic mail according to the ratio between the two. By performing reception control according to the ratio of the number of users who have performed good evaluations to the number of users who have performed poor evaluations, it is possible to receive only e-mails from users having good evaluations. In the mail delivery system according to claim 3 of the present invention, in claim 1 or 2, the mail reception control information includes the number of users who have performed a good evaluation and the number of users who have performed a bad evaluation with respect to The transmission source user. The mail reception control means controls the reception processing of the electronic mail according to the ratio between the two. By performing reception control according to the ratio of the number of users who have performed good evaluations to the number of users who have performed poor evaluations, it is possible to receive only e-mails from users having good evaluations.
[0008] [0008]
A mail distribution method according to claim 4 of the present invention is a mail distribution method for controlling an e-mail reception process based on mail reception control information, wherein the mail reception is performed based on an evaluation of the source user by another user. It is characterized by including a creation step of creating control information, and a control step of controlling the reception processing of the electronic mail according to the contents of the mail reception control information created in the creation step. By controlling the reception based on the evaluation by another user, the mail reception can be controlled based on a more objective judgment. A mail distribution method according to claim 4 of the present invention is a mail distribution method for controlling an e-mail reception process based on mail reception control information, wherein the mail reception is performed based on an evaluation of the source user by another user. It is characterized by including a creation step of creating control information, and a control step of controlling the reception processing of the electronic mail according to the contents of the mail reception control information created in the creation step. By controlling the reception based on the evaluation by another user, the mail reception can be controlled based on a more objective judgment.
[0009] [0009]
According to a fifth aspect of the present invention, in the mail distribution method according to the fourth aspect, in the creating step, the mail receiving control information is created for each communication terminal. By providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each communication terminal, it is possible to perform the mail reception control based on the judgment criteria unique to each user. According to a fifth aspect of the present invention, in the mail distribution method according to the fourth aspect, in the creating step, the mail receiving control information is created for each communication terminal. By providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each communication terminal. , it is possible to perform the mail reception control based on the judgment criteria unique to each user.
In the mail delivery method according to claim 6 of the present invention, in the claim 4 or 5, the mail reception control information created in the creating step performs a good evaluation and a bad evaluation on the transmission source user. And the receiving step of the electronic mail is controlled in the control step in accordance with a ratio between the two. By performing reception control according to the ratio of the number of users who have performed good evaluations to the number of users who have performed poor evaluations, it is possible to receive only e-mails from users having good evaluations. In the mail delivery method according to claim 6 of the present invention, in the claim 4 or 5, the mail reception control information created in the creating step performs a good evaluation and a bad evaluation on the transmission source user. And the receiving step of The electronic mail is controlled in the control step in accordance with a ratio between the two. By performing reception control according to the ratio of the number of users who have performed good evaluations to the number of users who have performed poor evaluations, it is possible to receive only e-mails from users having good evaluations.
[0010] [0010]
BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE INVENTION BEST MODE FOR CARRYING OUT THE Invention
Next, an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. In the drawings referred to in the following description, the same parts as those in the other drawings are denoted by the same reference numerals. Next, an embodiment of the present invention will be described with reference to the drawings. In the drawings referred to in the following description, the same parts as those in the other drawings are exemplified by the same reference numerals.
(1) System configuration (1) System configuration
FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing an embodiment of a distribution system according to the present invention. As shown in the figure, the mail delivery system according to the present embodiment includes a mobile packet communication network 15 used by a communication carrier to provide a mobile packet communication service, and the mobile packet communication network 15. The mobile terminal 16 includes a mobile terminal 16 that performs wireless packet communication and performs packet communication with a communication partner via the mobile packet communication network 15, and a gateway server device 17 that interconnects the Internet 11 and the mobile packet communication network 15. Although there are many mobile terminals in this distribution system, only one mobile terminal 16 is shown in order to avoid complicating the contents of FIG. FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing an embodiment of a distribution system according to the present invention. As shown in the figure, the mail delivery system according to the present embodiment includes a mobile packet communication network 15 used by a communication carrier to provide a mobile packet communication service, and the mobile packet communication network 15. The mobile terminal 16 includes a mobile terminal 16 that performs wireless packet communication and performs packet communication with a communication partner via the mobile packet communication network 15, and a gateway server device 17 that interconnects the Internet 11 and the mobile packet communication network 15. Although there are many mobile terminals in this distribution system, only one mobile terminal 16 is shown in order to avoid complicating the contents of FIG.
[0011] [0011]
The present system controls an e-mail reception process according to the evaluation contents of the transmission source user by another user. Hereinafter, each component of the present system will be described in detail. The present system controls an e-mail reception process according to the evaluation contents of the transmission source user by another user. Lowering, each component of the present system will be described in detail.
(1-1) Gateway server device (1-1) Gateway server device
The gateway server device 17 is managed by the above-mentioned communication carrier and has the same function as a general gateway server device for connecting the mobile packet communication network 15 and the Internet 11. And the mobile terminal 16 mutually relay communication. Further, the gateway server device 17 receives mail transmitted from a terminal device (not shown) connected to the Internet 11 or another mobile terminal in the packet communication network 15 and transmits the mail to the mail reception control device. The gateway server device 17 is managed by the above-mentioned communication carrier and has the same function as a general gateway server device for connecting the mobile packet communication network 15 and the Internet 11. And the mobile terminal 16 mutually relay communication. Further, the gateway server device 17 receives mail transmitted from a terminal device (not shown) connected to the Internet 11 or another mobile terminal in the packet communication network 15 and transmits the mail to the mail reception control device.
[0012] [0012]
(1-2) Mail reception control device (1-2) Mail reception control device
As shown in FIG. 2, the non-volatile memory 18A in the mail reception control device 18 has terminal IDs 200, 201... Which are information for identifying each terminal, and the terminal IDs 200, 201. . Are stored. In other words, by providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each terminal, the mail reception control can be performed based on the judgment criteria unique to each user. As shown in FIG. 2, the non-volatile memory 18A in the mail reception control device 18 has terminal IDs 200, 201 ... Which are information for identifying each terminal, and the terminal IDs 200, 201. Are stored. In other words, by providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each terminal, the mail reception control can be performed based on the judgment criteria unique to each user.
[0013] [0013]
The mail reception control device 18 is managed by the above-mentioned communication carrier, configures a WWW (World Wide Web), and has the same hardware configuration and functions as a general WWW server device. Also, a connection is established with the communication partner, mail reception control information is created based on the evaluation information obtained through this connection, and the created mail reception control information is associated with the terminal ID to store the information. Stored in the memory 18A. That is, the non-volatile memory 18A stores the terminal IDs 200, 201, and the mail reception control information 300, 301,... Corresponding to the terminal IDs 200, 201,. The evaluation information is information indicating the evaluation of the user of each mobile terminal with respect to the e-mail sender. The mail reception control device 18 is managed by the above-mentioned communication carrier, configures a WWW (World Wide Web), and has the same hardware configuration and functions as a general WWW server device. Also, a connection is established with the communication partner. , mail reception control information is created based on the evaluation information obtained through this connection, and the created mail reception control information is associated with the terminal ID to store the information. Stored in the memory 18A. That is, the non-volatile memory 18A stores the terminal IDs 200, 201, and the mail reception control information 300, 301, ... Corresponding to the terminal IDs 200, 201 ,. The evaluation information is information indicating the evaluation of the user of each mobile terminal with respect to the e-mail sender.
[0014] [0014]
When receiving a mail addressed to the mobile terminal, the mail reception control device 18 reads out mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID of the mobile terminal from the non-volatile memory 18A, and performs reception control by a mail reception control function described below. When receiving a mail addressed to the mobile terminal, the mail reception control device 18 reads out mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID of the mobile terminal from the non-volatile memory 18A, and performs reception control by a mail reception control function described below.
Next, functions of the mail reception control device 18 will be described. Next, functions of the mail reception control device 18 will be described.
(1-2-1) Mail reception control information receiving function of mail reception control device 18 (1-2-1) Mail reception control information receiving function of mail reception control device 18
The mail reception control device 18 receives the terminal ID and the evaluation information transmitted from the mobile terminal 16, and stores the information in the nonvolatile memory. FIG. 3 shows the flow of this processing. The mail reception control device 18 receives the terminal ID and the evaluation information transmitted from the mobile terminal 16, and stores the information in the efficiently memory. FIG. 3 shows the flow of this processing.
[0015] [0015]
As shown in FIG. 3, the mail reception control device 18 establishes a TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) connection with the mobile terminal 16, and receives the terminal ID and the evaluation information (step S10). Based on the received evaluation information, mail reception control information is created for each terminal ID (step S11). Next, the mail reception control device 18 checks whether mail reception control information corresponding to the received terminal ID exists in the non-volatile memory 18A (step S12). As shown in FIG. 3, the mail reception control device 18 establishes a TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) connection with the mobile terminal 16, and receives the terminal ID and the evaluation information (step S10). Based on the received evaluation information, mail reception control information is created for each terminal ID (step S11). Next, the mail reception control device 18 checks whether mail reception control information corresponding to the received terminal ID exists in the non-volatile memory 18A (step S12).
[0016] [0016]
If the mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID already exists (step S12: Yes), the transmitted new mail reception control information is overwritten (step S13). When the mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID does not exist in the non-volatile memory 18A (step S12: No), the transmitted terminal ID and the mail reception control information are registered (step S15). Specifically, both are stored in the nonvolatile memory 18A in association with each other. Thereafter, the mail reception control device transmits a message notifying that the registration has been successful to the mobile terminal (step S14). If the mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID already exists (step S12: Yes), the transmitted new mail reception control information is overwritten (step S13). When the mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID does not exist in the non-volatile memory 18A (step S12: No), the transmitted terminal ID and the mail reception control information are registered (step S15). Specifically, both are stored in the similarly memory 18A in association with each other. control device transmits a message notifying that the registration has been successful to the mobile terminal (step S14).
[0017] [0017]
(1-2-2) Mail reception control function by mail reception control device 18 (1-2-2) Mail reception control function by mail reception control device 18
The mail reception control device 18 performs mail reception control based on the mail reception control information received by the function described in (1-2-1). FIG. 4 shows the flow of this processing. That is, as shown in the figure, first, the gateway server device 17 transmits a message tm20 including the received mail to the mail reception control device 18. Then, the mail reception control device 18 transmits a message tm21 notifying the arrival of the mail to the mobile terminal 16. The mail reception control device 18 performs mail reception control based on the mail reception control information received by the function described in (1-2-1). FIG. 4 shows the flow of this processing. That is, as shown in the figure, first, the gateway server device 17 transmits a message tm20 including the received mail to the mail reception control device 18. Then, the mail reception control device 18 transmits a message tm21 notifying the arrival of the mail to the mobile terminal 16.
[0018] [0018]
The mobile terminal 16 that has received the message tm21 transmits a request message tm22 of a content requesting transmission of a mail to the mail reception control device 18. The mail reception control device 18 that has received the request message tm22 transmits a response message tm23 including a mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 to the mobile terminal 16. The mobile terminal 16 that has received the message tm21 transmits a request message tm22 of a content requesting transmission of a mail to the mail reception control device 18. The mail reception control device 18 that has received the request message tm22 transmits a response message tm23 including a mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 to the mobile terminal 16.
In this case, as shown in FIG. 5, the mail reception control device 18 receives the mail sent from the gateway server device 17 (step S21). Next, the mail reception control device 18 determines whether the mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID of the destination mail address of the received mail exists in the nonvolatile memory 18A (step S22). In this case, as shown in FIG. 5, the mail reception control device 18 receives the mail sent from the gateway server device 17 (step S21). Next, the mail reception control device 18 determines whether the mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID of the destination mail address of the received mail exists in the merely memory 18A (step S22).
[0019] [0019]
When the mail reception control information corresponding to the destination mail address exists in the non-volatile memory of the mail reception control device (step S22: Yes), the mail reception control device 18 determines the sender based on the contents of the mail reception control information. It is determined whether the evaluation of the user corresponding to the mail address is good (step S23). When the mail reception control information corresponding to the destination mail address exists in the non-volatile memory of the mail reception control device (step S22: Yes), the mail reception control device 18 determines the sender based on the contents of the mail reception control information. It is determined whether the evaluation of the user corresponding to the mail address is good (step S23).
If the evaluation of the user corresponding to the source mail address of the received mail is good (step S23: Yes), the mail reception control device stores the received mail in the non-volatile memory 18A in order to transmit the received mail to the mobile terminal corresponding to the destination address. (Step S24). The mail reception control device 18 transmits to the mobile terminal 16 a message notifying that the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 has arrived (step S25). If the evaluation of the user corresponding to the source mail address of the received mail is good (step S23: Yes), the mail reception control device stores the received mail in the non-volatile memory 18A in order to transmit the received mail to the mobile terminal corresponding to the destination address. (Step S24). The mail reception control device 18 transmits to the mobile terminal 16 a message notifying that the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 has arrived (step S25).
[0020] [0020]
If the evaluation of the user corresponding to the source mail address of the received mail is poor (step S23: No), the received mail is returned to the source mail address (step S26). If the evaluation of the user corresponding to the source mail address of the received mail is poor (step S23: No), the received mail is returned to the source mail address (step S26).
On the other hand, when the mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID of the destination mail address of the received mail does not exist (Step S22: No), the mail reception control is not performed, and the mail is transmitted to the mobile terminal corresponding to the destination mail address. Then, the received mail is stored in the nonvolatile memory 18A (step S24). Also in this case, the mail reception control device 18 transmits to the mobile terminal 16 a message notifying that the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 has arrived (step S25). On the other hand, when the mail reception control information corresponding to the terminal ID of the destination mail address of the received mail does not exist (Step S22: No), the mail reception control is not performed, and the mail is transmitted to the mobile terminal corresponding to the destination mail address. Then, the received mail is stored in the similarly memory 18A (step S24). Also in this case, the mail reception control device 18 transmits to the mobile terminal 16 a message notifying that the mail addressed. to the mobile terminal 16 has arrived (step S25).
[0021] [0021]
(1-4) Mobile terminal (1-4) Mobile terminal
An example of the internal configuration of the mobile terminal 16 will be described with reference to FIG. As shown in the figure, the mobile terminal 16 has a ROM (Read Only) in which an operating system (hereinafter referred to as OS) software, application execution environment software, various native application program (AP) software, and the like are stored. Memory 16A, a CPU (Central Processing Unit) 16B for calling and executing a program from the ROM 16A, a display unit 16C for displaying various information, a non-volatile memory 16D for storing predetermined data, and a work of the CPU 16B. A RAM (Random Access Memory) 16E serving as an area, a communication unit 16F for performing communication, an operation unit 16G including dial buttons and the like, and a clock for outputting time information And a 16H, it has become interconnected by a communication line. An example of the internal configuration of the mobile terminal 16 will be described with reference to FIG. As shown in the figure, the mobile terminal 16 has a ROM (Read Only) in which an operating system (hereinafter referred to as OS) software, Application execution environment software, various native application program (AP) software, and the like are stored. Memory 16A, a CPU (Central Processing Unit) 16B for calling and executing a program from the ROM 16A, a display unit 16C for displaying various information , a non-volatile memory 16D for storing predetermined data, and a work of the CPU 16B. A RAM (Random Access Memory) 16E serving as an area, a communication unit 16F for performing communication, an operation unit 16G including dial buttons and the like, and a clock for outputting time information And a 16H, it has become interconnected by a communication line.
[0022] [0022]
The display unit 16C includes, for example, a liquid crystal display panel and a panel driving circuit, and displays an image represented by data supplied from the CPU 16B. The non-volatile memory 16D is, for example, an SRAM (Static Random Access Memory) or an EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory). The non-volatile memory 16D is used to store telephone numbers and mail addresses as an address book. The display unit 16C includes, for example, a liquid crystal display panel and a panel driving circuit, and displays an image represented by data supplied from the CPU 16B. The non-volatile memory 16D is, for example, an SRAM (Static Random Access) Memory) or an EEPROM (Electrically Erasable Programmable Read Only Memory). The non-volatile memory 16D is used to store telephone numbers and mail addresses as an address book.
[0023] [0023]
The communication unit 16F includes an antenna and a wireless transmission / reception unit and performs wireless packet communication with the mobile packet communication network 15, and relays packets between the CPU 16B and the mobile packet communication network 15. The communication unit 16F also includes a CODEC (Coder-Decoder) for communication, a microphone, a speaker, and the like, whereby the mobile terminal 16 performs a call by circuit switching via a mobile telephone network (not shown). You can also. The operation unit 16G includes an operation element, and supplies a signal corresponding to the operation of the operation element to the CPU 16B. The communication unit 16F includes an antenna and a wireless transmission / reception unit and performs wireless packet communication with the mobile packet communication network 15, and relays packets between the CPU 16B and the mobile packet communication network 15. The communication unit 16F also includes a CODEC (Coder-Decoder) for communication, a microphone, a speaker, and the like, therefore the mobile terminal 16 performs a call by circuit switching via a mobile telephone network (not shown). You can also. The operation unit 16G includes an operation element, and supplies a signal corresponding to the operation of the operation element to the CPU 16B.
[0024] [0024]
When the power supply (not shown) of the mobile terminal 16 is turned on, the CPU 16B uses the RAM 16E as a work area, reads a program included in the OS software from the ROM 16A, and executes the read program. Thereby, the function of providing the CPU 16B with a user interface (hereinafter abbreviated as UI) and the like is realized. That is, the CPU 16B activates the OS software to realize the OS shown in FIG. The OS specifies a user's instruction based on the signal supplied from the operation unit 16G and the state of the UI, and performs processing according to the instruction. When the power supply (not shown) of the mobile terminal 16 is turned on, the CPU 16B uses the RAM 16E as a work area, reads a program included in the OS software from the ROM 16A, and executes the read program. The function of providing the CPU 16B with a user interface (hereinafter abbreviated as UI) and the like is realized. That is, the CPU 16B activates the OS software to realize the OS shown in FIG. The OS specifies a user's instruction based on the signal supplied from the operation unit 16G and the state of the UI, and performs processing according to the instruction.
[0025] [0025]
For example, if the user's instruction is to request activation of communication software, which is native AP software, the OS activates the communication software to implement the communication AP in the mobile terminal. By using this communication AP, the user can talk and talk with the other party. For example, if the user's instruction is to request activation of communication software, which is native AP software, the OS activates the communication software to implement the communication AP in the mobile terminal. By using this communication AP, the user can talk and talk with the other party.
Next, functions of the mobile terminal 16 will be described. Next, functions of the mobile terminal 16 will be described.
(1-4-1) Address book information editing function by mobile terminal 16 (1-4-1) Address book information editing function by mobile terminal 16
The mobile terminal 16 stores a set of the name, telephone number, mail address, and the like registered by the user in the non-volatile memory 16D, and allows the user to later view, edit, send a call using the address book information, and send mail. It has a function to perform such functions. The mobile terminal 16 stores a set of the name, telephone number, mail address, and the like registered by the user in the non-volatile memory 16D, and allows the user to later view, edit, send a call using the address book information , and send mail. It has a function to perform such functions.
[0026] [0026]
(1-4-2) Function of transmitting mail reception control information by mobile terminal 16 (1-4-2) Function of transmitting mail reception control information by mobile terminal 16
The mobile terminal 16 transmits the mail reception control information to the mail reception control device 18 when the instruction to request the transmission of the mail reception control information is notified from the user. Specifically, a TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) connection is established between the mobile terminal 16 and the mail reception control device 16, and a request message having a content requesting reception of mail reception control information is generated and transmitted. And disconnects the TCP connection. The mobile terminal 16 transmits the mail reception control information to the mail reception control device 18 when the instruction to request the transmission of the mail reception control information is notified from the user. Specifically, a TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) connection is established between the mobile terminal 16 and the mail reception control device 16, and a request message having a content requesting reception of mail reception control information is generated and transmitted. And disconnects the TCP connection.
(1-4-3) Mail Reception Function by Mobile Terminal 16 (1-4-3) Mail Reception Function by Mobile Terminal 16
The mobile terminal 16 can receive an e-mail according to the following procedure. That is, when receiving a message notifying the arrival of a mail from the mail reception control device, the mobile terminal 16 establishes a TCP connection with the mail reception control device 16. After that, a request message is generated and transmitted with the content requesting the transmission of the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16, a response message to this message is received, and this TCP connection is disconnected. The mobile terminal 16 can receive an e-mail according to the following procedure. That is, when receiving a message notifying the arrival of a mail from the mail reception control device, the mobile terminal 16 establishes a TCP connection with the mail reception control device. 16. After that, a request message is generated and transmitted with the content requesting the transmission of the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16, a response message to this message is received, and this TCP connection is disconnected.
[0027] [0027]
(2) Operation example (2) Operation example
Next, an operation example of the above-described system will be described. Next, an operation example of the above-described system will be described.
In the operations described below, the operation of establishing and disconnecting a TCP connection is a general operation in HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol), and a description thereof will be omitted. In the following description, the subject of the operation is the mail reception control device 18. In the operations described below, the operation of establishing and disconnecting a TCP connection is a general operation in HTTP (Hyper Text Transfer Protocol), and a description thereof will be omitted. In the following description, the subject of the operation is the mail reception control device 18.
[0028] [0028]
It is assumed that the URL (for example, "http://www.mailcontrol.co.jp") of the mail reception control device 18 is stored in the nonvolatile memory 16D of the mobile terminal 16. It is assumed that the URL (for example, "http://www.mailcontrol.co.jp") of the mail reception control device 18 is stored in the similarly memory 16D of the mobile terminal 16.
(2-1) Mail reception control information registration operation (2-1) Mail reception control information registration operation
An operation example when the mail reception control information is registered in the mail reception control device 18 will be described. An operation example when the mail reception control information is registered in the mail reception control device 18 will be described.
[0029] [0029]
The operation of registering the mail reception control information starts when the user operates the mobile terminal and attempts to transmit the evaluation information. In the mobile terminal 16, evaluation information indicating the details of the evaluation performed by the user is created in advance. Then, a request message including the created evaluation information and the URL of the mail reception control device stored in the nonvolatile memory 16D as parameters of the PUT method is generated. The PUT method is an instruction for transferring and replacing data with respect to the resource indicated by the specified URL. The operation of registering the mail reception control information starts when the user operates the mobile terminal and attempts to transmit the evaluation information. In the mobile terminal 16, evaluation information indicating the details of the evaluation performed by the user is created in advance. Then, The PUT method is an instruction for transferring and replacing data with respect to the resource indicated by a request message including the created evaluation information and the URL of the mail reception control device stored in the similarly memory 16D as parameters of the PUT method is generated. the specified URL.
[0030] [0030]
As shown in FIG. 7, the request message tm10 is transmitted from the mobile terminal 16 and received by the mail reception control device 18. As shown in FIG. 7, the request message tm10 is transmitted from the mobile terminal 16 and received by the mail reception control device 18.
Then, the mail reception control device 18 generates a response message tm11 notifying that the evaluation information has been received in response to the request message tm10. This response message tm11 is transmitted from the mail reception control device 18 and received by the mobile terminal 16. At the mobile terminal 16, the user is notified that the mail reception control information has been registered in the mail reception control device 18. Then, the mail reception control device 18 generates a response message tm11 notifying that the evaluation information has been received in response to the request message tm10. This response message tm11 is transmitted from the mail reception control device 18 and received by the mobile terminal 16. At the mobile terminal 16, the user is notified that the mail reception control information has been registered in the mail reception control device 18.
[0031] [0031]
Further, the mail reception control device 18 creates mail reception control information based on the received evaluation information, and stores it in the nonvolatile memory 18A in association with the terminal ID of the mobile terminal 16 of each user. Further, the mail reception control device 18 creates mail reception control information based on the received evaluation information, and stores it in the similarly memory 18A in association with the terminal ID of the mobile terminal 16 of each user.
(2-1-2) Mail reception refusal operation (2-1-2) Mail reception refusal operation
An operation example in the case where the reception control of the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 received by the mail reception control device 18 based on the mail reception control information will be described. An operation example in the case where the reception control of the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 received by the mail reception control device 18 based on the mail reception control information will be described.
[0032] [0032]
The information reception control operation starts when the gateway server device 17 receives mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 transmitted from a terminal device existing on the Internet 11 or another terminal existing on the mobile packet communication network 15. Here, the source address of this mail is “aaa@bbb.ne.jp”. The information reception control operation starts when the gateway server device 17 receives mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 transmitted from a terminal device existing on the Internet 11 or another terminal existing on the mobile packet communication network 15. Here, the source address of this mail is “aaa@bbb.ne.jp”.
The gateway server device 17 generates a message tm20 (see FIG. 4) including the received mail, and transmits the message tm20 to the mail reception control device 18. The mail reception control device 18 determines from the destination address of the mail that the mail is the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16, and attempts to read the mail reception control information corresponding to the mobile terminal 16 from the nonvolatile memory 18A. . The gateway server device 17 generates a message tm20 (see FIG. 4) including the received mail, and transmits the message tm20 to the mail reception control device 18. The mail reception control device 18 determines from the destination address of the mail that the mail is the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16, and attempts to read the mail reception control information corresponding to the mobile terminal 16 from the similarly memory 18A.
[0033] [0033]
When the mail reception control information corresponding to the mobile terminal 16 exists, the mail reception control device 18 refers to the evaluation content of the user of the source address “aaa@bbb.ne.jp” of the mail. If the evaluation content is bad, it is determined that this mail is not a mail to be transmitted to the mobile terminal 16. As a result, this mail is returned to the sender address. When the mail reception control information corresponding to the mobile terminal 16 exists, the mail reception control device 18 refers to the evaluation content of the user of the source address “aaa@bbb.ne.jp” of the mail. If the evaluation content is bad, it is determined that this mail is not a mail to be transmitted to the mobile terminal 16. As a result, this mail is returned to the sender address.
[0034] [0034]
(2-1-3) E-mail reception permission operation (2-1-3) E-mail reception permission operation
The operation from the reception of the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 by the mail reception control device 18 to the attempt to read the mail reception control information from the nonvolatile memory 18A is the same as the above (2-1-2). Is omitted. However, the source address of this mail is “cccc@ddd.ne.jp”. The operation from the reception of the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 by the mail reception control device 18 to the attempt to read the mail reception control information from the similarly memory 18A is the same as the above (2-1-2). Is omitted. However, the source address of this mail is “cccc@ddd.ne.jp”.
[0035] [0035]
When the mail reception control information corresponding to the mobile terminal 16 exists, the mail reception control device 18 refers to the evaluation content of the user having the mail source address “cccc@ddd.ne.jp”. If the evaluation content is good, this mail is determined to be mail to be transmitted to the mobile terminal 16. As a result, this mail is stored in the nonvolatile memory 18A of the mail reception control device 18. Further, a message tm21 (see FIG. 4) notifying the arrival of the mail to the mobile terminal 16 is generated, and transmitted to the mobile terminal 16 by the mail reception control device 18. When the mail reception control information corresponding to the mobile terminal 16 exists, the mail reception control device 18 refers to the evaluation content of the user having the mail source address “cccc@ddd.ne.jp”. If the evaluation content is good, this mail is determined to be mail to be transmitted to the mobile terminal 16. As a result, this mail is stored in the efficiently memory 18A of the mail reception control device 18. Further, a message tm21 (see FIG. 4) notifying the arrival of the mail to the mobile terminal 16 is generated, and transmitted to the mobile terminal 16 by the mail reception control device 18.
[0036] [0036]
Upon receiving the message tm21, the mobile terminal 16 generates a request message tm22 (see FIG. 4) having a content requesting the transmission of the mail. The request message tm22 is transmitted from the mobile terminal 16 and received by the mail reception control device 18. In response to the request message tm22, the mail reception control device 18 generates a response message tm23 (see FIG. 4) including the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 stored in the nonvolatile memory 18A. The response message tm23 is transmitted from the mail reception control device 18 and received by the mobile terminal 16. Upon receiving the message tm21, the mobile terminal 16 generates a request message tm22 (see FIG. 4) having a content requesting the transmission of the mail. The request message tm22 is transmitted from the mobile terminal 16 and received by the mail reception control device 18. In response to the request message tm22, the mail reception control device 18 generates a response message tm23 (see FIG. 4) including the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 stored in the similarly memory 18A. The response message tm23 is transmitted from the mail reception control device 18 and received by the mobile terminal 16.
[0037] [0037]
(2-1-4) Mail reception non-control operation (2-1-4) Mail reception non-control operation
The operations performed until the mail reception control device 18 receives a mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 and tries to read the mail reception control information from the nonvolatile memory 18A are described in (2-1-2) and (2-1-3) above. ) Is similar to that of FIG. The operations performed until the mail reception control device 18 receives a mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 and tries to read the mail reception control information from the similarly memory 18A are described in (2-1-2) and (2-1-3) ) Above.) Is similar to that of FIG.
If there is no mail reception control information corresponding to the mobile terminal 16, in this example, the mail reception control device 18 determines that there is no need to perform mail reception control. If there is no mail reception control information corresponding to the mobile terminal 16, in this example, the mail reception control device 18 determines that there is no need to perform mail reception control.
[0038] [0038]
The mail reception control device 18 determines that the mail is to be transmitted to the mobile terminal 16, and the mail is stored in the nonvolatile memory 18A of the mail reception control device 18. Further, a message tm21 (see FIG. 4) notifying the arrival of the mail to the mobile terminal 16 is generated, and transmitted to the mobile terminal 16 by the mail reception control device 18. The mail reception control device 18 determines that the mail is to be transmitted to the mobile terminal 16, and the mail is stored in the similarly memory 18A of the mail reception control device 18. Further, a message tm21 (see FIG. 4) notifying the arrival of the mail to the mobile terminal 16 is generated, and transmitted to the mobile terminal 16 by the mail reception control device 18.
[0039] [0039]
When the mobile terminal 16 receives the message tm21 (see FIG. 4), the mobile terminal 16 generates a request message tm22 (see FIG. 4) having a content requesting the transmission of the mail. This request message tm22 (see FIG. 4) is transmitted from the mobile terminal 16 and received by the mail reception control device 18. In response to the request message tm22 (see FIG. 4), the mail reception control device 18 generates a response message tm23 (see FIG. 4) including the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 stored in the nonvolatile memory 18A. The response message tm23 (see FIG. 4) is transmitted from the mail reception control device 18 and received by the mobile terminal 16. When the mobile terminal 16 receives the message tm21 (see FIG. 4), the mobile terminal 16 generates a request message tm22 (see FIG. 4) having a content requesting the transmission of the mail. This request message tm22 (see FIG. 4) ) is transmitted from the mobile terminal 16 and received by the mail reception control device 18. In response to the request message tm22 (see FIG. 4), the mail reception control device 18 generates a response message tm23 (see FIG. 4) including the mail addressed to the mobile terminal 16 stored in the similarly memory 18A. The response message tm23 (see FIG. 4) is transmitted from the mail reception control device 18 and received by the mobile terminal 16.
[0040] [0040]
(3) Modified example (3) Modified example
The present invention is not limited to the embodiments described above, and various modifications as described below are possible. The present invention is not limited to the embodiments described above, and various modifications as described below are possible.
(3-1) Mail reception control device sends directly to mobile terminal (3-1) Mail reception control device sends directly to mobile terminal
In the above-described mail distribution system, the mail reception control device transmits a mail reception notification message to the mobile terminal, and the mobile terminal receiving the message transmits a mail transmission request message to the mail reception device, and the mail reception control device transmits the mail. Although a response message including the response message is transmitted and the response message is acquired to receive the mail, the mail reception control device may directly transmit the mail to the mobile terminal without transmitting and receiving the mail transmission request message. In this case, there is no need to transmit a mail transmission request message from the mobile terminal, so that there is an advantage that the transmitted e-mail can be received quickly. In the above-described mail distribution system, the mail reception control device transmits a mail reception notification message to the mobile terminal, and the mobile terminal receiving the message transmits a mail transmission request message to the mail reception device, and the mail reception control device Although a response message including the response message is transmitted and the response message is acquired to receive the mail, the mail reception control device may directly transmit the mail to the mobile terminal without transmitting and receiving the mail transmission request message. this case, there is no need to transmit a mail transmission request message from the mobile terminal, so that there is an advantage that the transmitted e-mail can be received quickly.
[0041] [0041]
(3-2) URL rewriting (3-2) URL rewriting
In the mobile terminal, the URL of the mail reception control device stored in the nonvolatile memory may be rewritable. In this case, since the URL of the mail reception control device 18 can be stored after the mobile terminal is bought and sold, excellent convenience can be provided for the user and the organization that manages the mail reception control device 18. In the mobile terminal, the URL of the mail reception control device stored in the similarly memory may be rewritable. In this case, since the URL of the mail reception control device 18 can be stored after the mobile terminal is bought and sold, excellent convenience. can be provided for the user and the organization that manages the mail reception control device 18.
[0042] [0042]
(3-3) Store URL in ROM (3-3) Store URL in ROM
In the above-described distribution system, the URL of the mail reception control device is stored in the nonvolatile memory (the nonvolatile memory 16D in FIG. 6) in advance in the mobile terminal, but is stored in the ROM (the ROM 16A in FIG. 6) in advance. You may do it. By storing the URL in advance in the ROM, it is impossible to rewrite the URL, so that excellent security can be ensured. In the above-described distribution system, the URL of the mail reception control device is stored in the similarly memory (the merely memory 16D in FIG. 6) in advance in the mobile terminal, but is stored in the ROM (the ROM 16A in) FIG. 6) in advance. You may do it. By storing the URL in advance in the ROM, it is impossible to rewrite the URL, so that excellent security can be ensured.
[0043] [0043]
(3-4) Discarding Rejected Mail (3-4) Discarding Rejected Mail
In the above-described distribution system, when rejecting mail reception based on mail reception control information, the mail reception control device returns the mail to the source address, but the mail may be discarded. . Discarding the mail can reduce the traffic. In the above-described distribution system, when rejecting mail reception based on mail reception control information, the mail reception control device returns the mail to the source address, but the mail may be discarded. Discarding the mail can reduce the traffic.
[0044] [0044]
(3-5) Configuration of gateway server device (3-5) Configuration of gateway server device
In the distribution system described above, the gateway server device and the mail reception control device are separate devices, but both may be one. For example, a mail reception control function may be provided as one of the functions of the gateway server device. In that case, the process of transferring the mail from the gateway server device to the mail reception control device is not required, so that the processing amount is reduced. In the distribution system described above, the gateway server device and the mail reception control device are separate devices, but both may be one. For example, a mail reception control function may be provided as one of the functions of the gateway server device. that case, the process of transferring the mail from the gateway server device to the mail reception control device is not required, so that the processing amount is reduced.
[0045] [0045]
(3-6) Automatic transmission of evaluation information (3-6) Automatic transmission of evaluation information
In the above-described distribution system, the evaluation information is transmitted to the mail reception control device by a user operation. However, the mobile terminal may automatically transmit the evaluation information to the mail reception control device at fixed time intervals. . In that case, the procedure of manual transmission by the user is not required, and the evaluation content of the user is regularly reflected in the mail reception control information of the mail reception control device, so that the convenience is improved. In the above-described distribution system, the evaluation information is transmitted to the mail reception control device by a user operation. However, the mobile terminal may automatically transmit the evaluation information to the mail reception control device at fixed time intervals. In that case. , the procedure of manual transmission by the user is not required, and the evaluation content of the user is regularly reflected in the mail reception control information of the mail reception control device, so that the convenience is improved.
[0046] [0046]
(3-7) Terminals other than mobile terminals (3-7) Terminals other than mobile terminals
Although the above description has been given of the case where the mobile terminal receives an e-mail, it is apparent that the present invention is widely applicable to a system including a terminal (including a PC) capable of receiving an e-mail, without being limited thereto. Although the above description has been given of the case where the mobile terminal receives an e-mail, it is apparent that the present invention is widely applicable to a system including a terminal (including a PC) capable of receiving an e-mail, without being limited thereto.
(4) Evaluation information (4) Evaluation information
For the user corresponding to the source mail address, evaluation information is created as follows, and the mail reception control device creates mail reception control information based on the evaluation information. For the user corresponding to the source mail address, evaluation information is created as follows, and the mail reception control device creates mail reception control information based on the evaluation information.
[0047] [0047]
(4-1) Evaluation of the whole user (4-1) Evaluation of the whole user
The e-mail address is registered in a favorite (in the case of a good evaluation) or a blacklist (in a case of a bad evaluation), and this is transmitted to the e-mail reception control device as evaluation information and totalized. Thus, an evaluation system as a whole user is configured. The more the number of users, the more the objective evaluation can be made. The number of users registered in favorites or blacklists (that is, the ratio of the number of users who have performed good evaluations to the number of users who have performed bad evaluations) is used as mail reception control information. Control. Generally, reception is permitted when the ratio of the number of users who have performed good evaluations to the number of users who have performed poor evaluations is equal to or greater than a predetermined value. The e-mail address is registered in a favorite (in the case of a good evaluation) or a blacklist (in a case of a bad evaluation), and this is transmitted to the e-mail reception control device as evaluation information and totalized. Thus, an evaluation system as a whole user is configured. The more the number of users, the more the objective evaluation can be made. The number of users registered in favorites or blacklists (that is, the ratio of the number of users who have performed good evaluations to the number of users who have performed bad evaluations) is used as mail reception control information. Control. Generally, reception is permitted when the ratio of the number of users who have performed good evaluations to the number of users who have performed poor evaluations is equal to or greater than a predetermined value.
[0048] [0048]
Note that a system that makes recommendations by members belonging to the same communication, such as friends, instead of the entire user, may be employed. Note that a system that makes recommendations by members belonging to the same communication, such as friends, instead of the entire user, may be employed.
(4-2) Blacklist registration (4-2) Blacklist registration
A user interface that can be registered in the blacklist at the same time as the deletion of the mail may be employed. The accumulated result is sent to the server periodically. Accordingly, mental barriers such as troublesome user operations when registering in the blacklist are reduced. A user interface that can be registered in the blacklist at the same time as the deletion of the mail may be employed. The accumulated result is sent to the server periodically. Accordingly, mental barriers such as troublesome user operations when registering in the blacklist are reduced. ..
[0049] [0049]
(4-3) Mail reception control policy (4-3) Mail reception control policy
The following policy may be adopted for the mail reception control. The following policy may be adopted for the mail reception control.
E-mail addresses belonging to favorites are registered in a list of e-mail addresses permitted to receive. Also, the mail addresses belonging to the black list are registered in a list of mail addresses for which reception is refused. E-mail addresses belonging to favorites are registered in a list of e-mail addresses permitted to receive. Also, the mail addresses belonging to the black list are registered in a list of mail addresses for which reception is refused.
[0050] [0050]
Then, for mails from mail addresses belonging to favorites, mail reception control is performed based on a list of mail addresses permitted to be received. On the other hand, for e-mails from e-mail addresses belonging to the black list, e-mail reception control is performed based on a list of e-mail addresses for which reception is rejected. Then, for mails from mail addresses belonging to favorites, mail reception control is performed based on a list of mail addresses permitted to be received. On the other hand, for e-mails from e-mail addresses belonging to the black list, e- mail reception control is performed based on a list of e-mail addresses for which reception is rejected.
Here, for mail from an unknown mail address that is not registered in any of the lists, the following policies (1) to (6) can be considered. Here, for mail from an unknown mail address that is not registered in any of the lists, the following policies (1) to (6) can be considered.
(1) Receive for the time being. (1) Receive for the time being.
(2) Only the header information (Date, Subject, From) is transmitted to confirm the user. There is a possibility that the transmission source can be specified by the header information. (2) Only the header information (Date, Subject, From) is transmitted to confirm the user. There is a possibility that the transmission source can be specified by the header information.
{Circle around (3)} A GRIMM (Gateway Service Representative Internet Market Mobile Access Exchange) rejects an e-mail from an e-mail address registered in a black list by a large number of users (a predetermined number or more). The GRIMM is a gateway device used when connecting a wireless packet network using a mobile phone to the Internet. {Circle around (3)} A GRIMM (Gateway Service Representative Internet Market Mobile Access Exchange) rejects an e-mail from an e-mail address registered in a black list by a large number of users (a predetermined number or more). The GRIMM is a gateway device used when connecting a wireless packet network using a mobile phone to the Internet.
(4) A message such as "This email address is refused by XX people. Do you want to receive it?" The user who sees this message determines whether or not to receive it, and selects whether to receive it. (4) A message such as "This email address is refused by XX people. Do you want to receive it?" The user who sees this message determines whether or not to receive it, and selects whether to receive it.
▲ 5 ▼ The message "This email address is accepted by XX people. Will you receive the email?" Is displayed. The user who sees this message determines whether or not to receive it, and selects whether to receive it. ▲ 5 ▼ The message "This email address is accepted by XX people. Will you receive the email?" Is displayed. The user who sees this message determines whether or not to receive it, and selects whether to receive it.
▲ 6 ▼ A message such as "This e-mail address is the e-mail address that your friend (○○ 友 達 × .ne.jp) has registered as a favorite. Do you want to receive e-mail?" The user who sees this message determines whether or not to receive it, and selects whether to receive it. ▲ 6 ▼ A message such as "This e-mail address is the e-mail address that your friend (○○ friends × .ne.jp) has registered as a favorite. Do you want to receive e-mail?" The user who sees this message determines whether or not to receive it, and selects whether to receive it.
[0051] [0051]
(5) Mail delivery method (5) Mail delivery method
As described above, in the present system, the following mail distribution method is realized. That is, this is a mail distribution method for controlling an e-mail reception process based on mail reception control information, and a creation step of creating the mail reception control information based on an evaluation of the transmission source user by another user (FIG. 3) And a control step (corresponding to step S23 and the like in FIG. 5) of controlling the e-mail reception processing according to the contents of the mail reception control information created in the creation step. A delivery method has been implemented. By controlling the reception based on the evaluation by another user, the mail reception can be controlled based on a more objective judgment. As described above, in the present system, the following mail distribution method is realized. That is, this is a mail distribution method for controlling an e-mail reception process based on mail reception control information, and a creation step of creating the mail reception control information based on an evaluation of the transmission source user by another user (FIG. 3) And a control step (corresponding to step S23 and the like in FIG. 5) of controlling the e-mail reception processing according to the contents of the mail reception control information created in the creation step. A delivery method has been implemented. By controlling the reception based on the evaluation by another user, the mail reception can be controlled based on a more objective judgment.
[0052] [0052]
Further, in the creation step, the mail reception control information is created for each communication terminal. By providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each communication terminal, it is possible to perform the mail reception control based on the judgment criteria unique to each user. Further, in the creation step, the mail reception control information is created for each communication terminal. By providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each communication terminal, it is possible to perform the mail reception control based on the judgment criteria unique to each user ..
Further, the mail reception control information created in the creation step includes the number of users who have performed a good evaluation and the number of users who have performed a bad evaluation with respect to the transmission source user. , And controls the e-mail receiving process. By performing reception control according to the ratio of the number of users who have performed good evaluations to the number of users who have performed poor evaluations, it is possible to receive only e-mails from users having good evaluations. Further, the mail reception control information created in the creation step includes the number of users who have performed a good evaluation and the number of users who have performed a bad evaluation with respect to the transmission source user., And controls the e-mail receiving process. By performing reception control according to the ratio of the number of users who have performed good evaluations to the number of users who have performed poor evaluations, it is possible to receive only e-mails from users having good evaluations.
[0053] [0053]
【The invention's effect】 [The invention's effect]
As described above, according to the present invention, by controlling the e-mail reception processing according to the evaluation contents of the transmission source user by other users, it is possible to perform the e-mail reception control based on more objective judgment. effective. As described above, according to the present invention, by controlling the e-mail reception processing according to the evaluation contents of the transmission source user by other users, it is possible to perform the e-mail reception control based on more objective judgment. Effective ..
Further, by providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each communication terminal, it is possible to perform the mail reception control based on the judgment criteria unique to each user. Further, by providing the mail reception control information corresponding to each communication terminal, it is possible to perform the mail reception control based on the judgment criteria unique to each user.
The e-mail receiving control information including the number of users who have performed a good evaluation and the number of users who have performed a poor evaluation is used for the transmission source user, and the e-mail reception processing is controlled in accordance with the ratio between the two, so that the e-mail is received with good evaluation. Only mail from the user can be received. The e-mail receiving control information including the number of users who have performed a good evaluation and the number of users who have performed a poor evaluation is used for the transmission source user, and the e-mail reception processing is controlled in accordance with the ratio between the two, so that the e-mail is received with good evaluation. Only mail from the user can be received.
[Brief description of the drawings] [Brief description of the drawings]
FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a mail distribution system according to an embodiment of the present invention. FIG. 1 is a block diagram showing a configuration of a mail distribution system according to an embodiment of the present invention.
FIG. 2 is a block diagram for explaining an operation of the mail distribution system of FIG. 1; FIG. 2 is a block diagram for explaining an operation of the mail distribution system of FIG. 1;
FIG. 3 is a flowchart showing a flow of processing in which a mobile terminal in FIG. 1 registers mail reception control information in a mail reception control device. FIG. 3 is a flowchart showing a flow of processing in which a mobile terminal in FIG. 1 registers mail reception control information in a mail reception control device.
FIG. 4 is a sequence diagram illustrating an operation of the mail distribution system of FIG. 1; FIG. 4 is a sequence diagram illustrating an operation of the mail distribution system of FIG. 1;
FIG. 5 is a flowchart showing a flow of processing in which a mail reception control device included in the mail distribution system of FIG. 1 controls reception of mail. FIG. 5 is a flowchart showing a flow of processing in which a mail reception control device included in the mail distribution system of FIG. 1 controls reception of mail.
FIG. 6 is a block diagram showing a configuration example of a mobile terminal constituting the mail distribution system of FIG. 1; FIG. 6 is a block diagram showing a configuration example of a mobile terminal individually the mail distribution system of FIG. 1;
FIG. 7 is a sequence diagram showing an operation of the mail distribution system of FIG. 1; FIG. 7 is a sequence diagram showing an operation of the mail distribution system of FIG. 1;
[Explanation of symbols] [Explanation of symbols]
11 Internet 11 Internet
15 Mobile packet communication network 15 Mobile packet communication network
16 mobile terminals 16 mobile terminals
17 Gateway server device 17 Gateway server device
18 Mail reception control device 18 Mail reception control device
16A ROM 16A ROM
16B CPU 16B CPU
16C display 16C display
16D, 18A Non-volatile memory 16D, 18A Non-volatile memory
16E RAM 16E RAM
16F communication unit 16F communication unit
16G operation unit 16G operation unit

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  1. メール受信制御情報に基づいて電子メールの受信処理を制御するメール受信制御手段を含むメール配信システムであって、前記メール受信制御情報は、他ユーザによる前記送信元ユーザについての評価であり、この評価内容に応じて前記メール受信制御手段が前記電子メールの受信処理を制御することを特徴とするメール配信システム。An e-mail distribution system including e-mail reception control means for controlling e-mail reception processing based on e-mail reception control information, wherein the e-mail reception control information is an evaluation of the transmission source user by another user, A mail delivery system, wherein the mail reception control means controls the reception processing of the electronic mail according to contents.
  2. 前記メール受信制御情報は、各通信端末に対応して設けられていることを特徴とする請求項1記載のメール配信システム。The mail distribution system according to claim 1, wherein the mail reception control information is provided corresponding to each communication terminal.
  3. 前記メール受信制御情報は、前記送信元ユーザについて、良い評価を行ったユーザ数と悪い評価を行ったユーザ数とを含み、両者の割合に応じて前記メール受信制御手段が前記電子メールの受信処理を制御することを特徴とする請求項1又は2記載のメール配信システム。The mail reception control information includes, for the source user, the number of users who have performed a good evaluation and the number of users who have performed a poor evaluation, and the mail reception control means performs processing for receiving the electronic mail in accordance with the ratio of the two. 3. The mail delivery system according to claim 1, wherein
  4. メール受信制御情報に基づいて電子メールの受信処理を制御するメール配信方法であって、他ユーザによる前記送信元ユーザについての評価に基づいて前記メール受信制御情報を作成する作成ステップと、前記作成ステップにおいて作成した前記メール受信制御情報の内容に応じて前記電子メールの受信処理を制御する制御ステップとを含むことを特徴とするメール配信方法。A mail distribution method for controlling an e-mail reception process based on mail reception control information, wherein a creation step of creating the mail reception control information based on an evaluation of the transmission source user by another user, and the creation step Controlling the electronic mail receiving process in accordance with the contents of the mail reception control information created in the step (a).
  5. 前記作成ステップにおいては、メール受信制御情報を、各通信端末毎に作成することを特徴とする請求項4記載のメール配信方法。5. The mail distribution method according to claim 4, wherein in the creating step, the mail reception control information is created for each communication terminal.
  6. 前記作成ステップにおいて作成した前記メール受信制御情報は、前記送信元ユーザについて、良い評価を行ったユーザ数と悪い評価を行ったユーザ数とを含み、両者の割合に応じて前記制御ステップにおいて、前記電子メールの受信処理を制御することを特徴とする請求項4又は5記載のメール配信方法。The mail reception control information created in the creating step includes, for the source user, the number of users who have performed a good evaluation and the number of users who have performed a bad evaluation, and in the control step according to a ratio of both, the 6. The mail distribution method according to claim 4, wherein the electronic mail reception processing is controlled.
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