Patent Number: 6,167,434

Title: Computer code for removing junk e-mail messages

Abstract: A computer program product having a variety of codes. The program is for a computer system including a processor such as a microprocessor, microcontroller, or the like. The system also includes a display, e.g., CRT, flat panel display. A user input device for replying to a SPAM e-mail message sent to e-mail addresses in a SPAM e-mail mailing list also is included. The SPAM mailing list has a user e-mail address. The SPAM e-mail message specifies a reply e-mail address. Among other features, the computer program product includes a computer-readable memory, which has a variety of codes. These include a code that directs the processor to display a reply icon on the display. They also include a code that directs the processor to receive a selection of the reply icon from the user input device. A code that directs the processor to generate an e-mail message addressed to the reply e-mail address also is included. The e-mail message has a remove message indicating a request to remove the user e-mail address from the SPAM e-mail mailing list.

Inventors: Pang; Stephen Y. (Millbrae, CA)


International Classification: G06Q 10/00 (20060101); G06F 015/16 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017