WO2004081734A3 - Method for filtering e-mail messages - Google Patents

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WO2004081734A3
WO2004081734A3 PCT/US2004/007034 US2004007034W WO2004081734A3 WO 2004081734 A3 WO2004081734 A3 WO 2004081734A3 US 2004007034 W US2004007034 W US 2004007034W WO 2004081734 A3 WO2004081734 A3 WO 2004081734A3
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Steven T Kirsch
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Propel Software Corp
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L51/00Arrangements for user-to-user messaging in packet-switching networks, e.g. e-mail or instant messages
    • H04L51/12Arrangements for user-to-user messaging in packet-switching networks, e.g. e-mail or instant messages with filtering and selective blocking capabilities
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04LTRANSMISSION OF DIGITAL INFORMATION, e.g. TELEGRAPHIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04L51/00Arrangements for user-to-user messaging in packet-switching networks, e.g. e-mail or instant messages

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An e-mail filtering method and system that categorize received e-mail messages (12) based on information about the origin (10) contained in the message header and the SMTP session used to send the message. This data and other information about the message is then sent by each member of an e-mail network (14) to one or more central databases (66) which stores the information and compiles statistics about e-mails sent from the origin to indicate the likelihood that the e-mail is unsolicited and determine the reputation of the origin. A good reputation indicates that the sender sends solicited messages while a bad reputation indicates that the sender sends unsolicited e-mail messages. Information from the central database is then sent to recipients (20) in order to determine the likelihood that a received e-mail message is spam.
PCT/US2004/007034 2003-03-07 2004-03-08 Method for filtering e-mail messages WO2004081734A3 (en)

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US10/384,278 2003-03-07
US10384278 US20040177120A1 (en) 2003-03-07 2003-03-07 Method for filtering e-mail messages
US10/685,090 2003-10-09
US10683599 US20050091319A1 (en) 2003-10-09 2003-10-09 Database for receiving, storing and compiling information about email messages
US10/683,598 2003-10-09
US10683598 US7206814B2 (en) 2003-10-09 2003-10-09 Method and system for categorizing and processing e-mails
US10682941 US7366761B2 (en) 2003-10-09 2003-10-09 Method for creating a whitelist for processing e-mails
US10/683,951 2003-10-09
US10683951 US20050080857A1 (en) 2003-10-09 2003-10-09 Method and system for categorizing and processing e-mails
US10/682,941 2003-10-09
US10/683,599 2003-10-09
US10685090 US20050091320A1 (en) 2003-10-09 2003-10-09 Method and system for categorizing and processing e-mails

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