Patent Number: 7,823,072

Title: Method and system for controlling multiple electronic mail messages in a data processing system

Abstract: A method and a corresponding system for controlling multiple notes are disclosed. A multiple note (340) includes a series of (basic) notes (330,335) that have been forwarded by other users. In the proposed representation, the basic notes are arranged in a tabbed pane (345). The tabbed pane consists of multiple overlying panels (350) resembling a stack of pieces of paper lying on top of one another, with only the topmost panel that is visible to a user; a selection tab (355) is attached to each panel. Each panel and the corresponding tab are associated with a respective basic note; particularly, the panel is used to display the basic note, whereas the tab is denoted with the first characters of the subject identifying the corresponding basic note. Therefore, whenever the user wishes to view a desired basic note, he or she simply selects the corresponding tab in order to pop up the respective panel.

Inventors: Domenico; Raguseo (Pomezia, IT)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 3/00 (20060101); G06F 17/00 (20060101); G06F 9/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2018-10-26 0:00:00