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Newgen wins Indian patent for remote E-mail access through SMS

New Delhi, December 22, 2020: Newgen Software, a global provider of low code digital automation platform, has announced that the Indian patent office has granted a patent (No. 351944) for its invention entitled “Remote E-mail Access through Short Message Service (SMS)”
The technology enables mobile phones (especially a feature phone) to access email remotely using an SMS or a multimedia messaging service (MMS). It paraphrases the email and converts to a format which is communicable as an SMS/MMS. Further, there is an intelligent message filter and processor which removes the extra information, such as advertisements, disclaimers, and images from the email. The user can reply in the format of an SMS which is then transmitted to the sender as an email.
Says Diwakar Nigam, MD, and Chairman, Newgen Software."We are pleased with the issuance of this patent. It, once again, underlines our commitment to deliver the best-in-class technologies as we proceed to strengthen and empower our clients with cutting-edge applications to help them stay ahead of the curve. The technology will facilitate organizations in enabling customer’s journeys and delivering a delightful experience.”
Annually, Newgen invests 9-10% of its revenue on research and development and has a skilled team of about 500 people with deep domain expertise. The patents acquired by Newgen further strengthen its leadership in building cutting-edge, industry-specific applications, instrumental in driving digital transformation across organizations worldwide.Newgen has filed 44 patents till date, out of which 17 have been granted in India and the US.
Extracts  from the Patent description:
REMOTE EMAIL ACCESS THROUGH SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS)
With the increasing popularity of various personal electronic information and computing devices, such as mobile phones, there has been an increasing need to conveniently use the mobile phone for all the purposes that are currently solved through a personal computer. A trend that has cropped up in case of business users is to stay in touch with their business related matters even when they are not in office through their mobile phones. The freedom to manage their workplace by staying in constant touch allows business users unprecedented flexibility and peace of mind.
A user is required to register the user mobile equipment with the email server to enable remote email access through SMS while the email server is configured to forward all received email messages to the user through the message processor in accordance with user specific configurations. In accordance with an embodiment of the present disclosure, the message filter is configured to filter email messages received from the email server to remove irrelevant information in accordance with user specific parameters such as removal of advertisements, disclaimers and images.the user specific configurations are such as receive full email, receive paraphrased email, receive mail with/without trail, receive mail with/without images, receive mail with/without attachments, receive email alert only, receive email alert with subject line etc