Correlating contact type with appropriate communications to eliminate inadvertent communications

Patent No. 9,667,577

Issued: May 30, 2017
Filed: January 13, 2015
Term Extension:  days

Inventors: DeLuca; Lisa Seacat (Baltimore, MD), Lakshmanan; Geetika T. (Winchester, MA), Price; Dana L. (Surf City, NC), Smith-Eigenbrode; Shelbee D. (Thornton, CO)
Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

A method, computer system, and computer program product for preventing a sender from sending an electronic communication to an unintended recipient through a device. Prior to sending an electronic communication to at least one recipient, extracting data from the electronic communication; for each recipient of the electronic communication, searching for and extracting data from previously sent electronic communications between the sender and the recipient, and determining a communication profile associated with the recipient from the data extracted from the previously sent electronic communications; comparing the extracted data of the electronic communication to the determined communication profile of the recipients; and if the extracted data of the electronic communication does not fit the communication profile of at least one recipient; sending, an intercept prompt to the sender regarding a mismatch of at least one of the recipients with the electronic communication.

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