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IBM - US8516056 - Programmatic message partner list management
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Abstract:

Embodiments of the present invention address deficiencies of the art in respect to instant messaging and real-time communications systems and provide a method, system and computer program product for automated partner list management in a real-time communications system. In one embodiment, a real-time communications data processing system can include a real-time communications server, a history log configured to record user interaction records for different users of the real-time communications server, a set of partner lists for the different users, and partner list management logic coupled to each of the real-time communications server and history log. The partner list management logic can include program code enabled to remove individual ones of the different users from a single one of the partner lists which individual ones of the different users meet at least one configurable criteria.

Claim 1:

A real-time communications data processing system comprising:
a real-time communications server;
a history log configured to record user interaction records for different users of said real-time communications server;
a plurality of partner lists for said different users; and,
partner list management logic coupled to each of said real-time communications server and history log, said partner list management logic comprising program code enabled to remove individual ones of said different users from a single one of said partner lists which individual ones of said different users meet at least one configurable criteria.