Patent Number: 8,880,628

Title: Smarter mechanism to implement push email on handheld devices

Abstract: A push email system which includes an email server and an unstructured supplementary service data (USSD)-type server. The email server is configured to receive email for an email account of a mobile user and notify the USSD-type server of the receipt of the email for the mobile user. The USSD-type server is configured to send a USSD or USSD-like message to a mobile user's handheld device, the USSD or USSD-like message notifying the mobile user's handheld device of the receipt of the email by the email server for the account of the mobile user. Also disclosed is a method of pushing email to a mobile user's handheld device.

Inventors: Arora; Rajni (Karnal, IN), Mahajan; Sachin (Maharashtra, IN), Singh; Harpreet (Punjab, IN)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 15/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00