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Listing of the Claims: 

1. - 62* (Cancelled) . 

63. (Currently Amended) A method of redirecting data messages 
from a messaging host system to a wireless mobile communication 
device, comprising the steps of; 

receiving a data message at transmitting a data messa g e to the 
messaging host system, wherein the messaging host system stores the 
data message in a first message store associated with a user of the 
wireless mobile communication device; 

detecting the data message at the messaging host system; 

forwarding a copy of the data message from the messaging host 
system to a wireless redirector host system via a wide area network 
connection between the messaging host system and the wireless 
redirector host system; 

storing the data message in a second message store associated 
with the user of the wireless mobile communication device at the 
wireless redirector host system; 

determining whether the data message stored in the second 
message store should be redirected from the wireless redirector 
host system to the user 1 s wireless mobile communication device; and 

if the data message should be redirected, then packaging the 
data message into an electronic envelope and transmitting the 
electronic envelope from the wireless redirector host system to the 
t ta e r 1 s wireless mobile communication device via a wireless gateway 
coupling the wireless redirector host system to a wireless 
transmission network. 

64. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63, wherein 
the data message is an e-mail message and the first data store is 

' an e-mail inbox associated with an electronic mail system. 

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65. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63, wherein 
the detecting step includes the steps of: 

determining whether a data message has been received at the 
messaging host system for a particular user of a wireless mobile 
communication device; and 

checking a forwarding file coupled to the messaging host 
system to determine whether the particular user's data messages 
should be forwarded to the wireless redirector host system, 

66. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 65, wherein 
the forwarding file includes a list of network addresses associated 
with the wide area network connection where the user's data 
messages should be forwarded by the messaging host system. 

67. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63, further 
comprising the steps of; 

configuring a set of filtering rules for use by the wireless 
redirector host system in determining whether the data message 
should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile communication 
device; and 

providing an access mechanism that allows the user to remotely 
configure and reconfigure the filtering rules by connecting to the 
wireless redirector host system from a remote terminal. 



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68. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63, further 
comprising the steps of: 

configuring a user profile database for use by the wireless 
redirector host system in determining whether the data message 
should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile communication 
device; and 

providing an access mechanism that allows a system 
administrator of the messaging host system to remotely configure 
and reconfigure the user profile database by connecting to the 
wireless redirector host system from a remote terminal . 

69. (Currently Amended) The method of claim 63 r further 
comprising the steps of: 

receiving the electronic envelope at the user 1 a wireless 
mobile communication device; 

extracting the data message from the electronic envelope; and 
storing the data message within a memory of the mobile device . 

70. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63, further 
comprising the steps of: 

generating a reply data message at the wireless mobile 
communication device; 

packaging the reply data message into an electronic envelope 
and transmitting the electronic envelope to the wireless redirector 
host system, 

71. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 70, wherein 
the electronic envelope is addressed using an electronic address of 
the wireless redirector host system. 



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72. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 71, further 
comprising the steps of: 

extracting the reply data message from the electronic envelope 
a;t the wireless redirector host system; 

reconfiguring the addressing information associated with the 
reply data message; and 

transmitting the reconfigured reply data message from the 
wireless redirector host system to the messaging host system. 

73. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 72, further 
comprising the steps of; 

receiving the reconfigured reply data message at the messaging 
host system; and 

storing the reply data message in the first message store 
associated with the user of the wireless mobile communication 
device . 

74* (Previously Presented) The method of claim 71, further 
comprising the steps of: 

extracting the reply data message from the electronic envelope 
at the wireless redirector host system; 

reconfiguring the addressing information associated with the 
reply data message; and 

transmitting the reconfigured reply data message to a 
destination system using an electronic address included in the 
reply data message. 



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75. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63 , further 
comprising the step of: 

transmitting a deactivation message associated with the user 
of the wireless mobile communication device to the wireless 
redirector host system; and 

upon receiving the deactivation message, prohibiting the 
redirection of data messages for the user sending the deactivation 
message. 

76. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63, wherein 
the determining step includes the steps of: 

accessing a user profile database including a list of 
authorized users; and 

checking whether the user associated with the data message is 
an authorized user to determine whether the data message should be 
redirected to the user's wireless mobile communication device. 

77. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63, wherein 
the determining step includes the steps of: 

accessing a filter rules database including a list of filters 
to be applied to data messages for a particular user; and 

applying the filters to the data message to determine whether 
the data message should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile 
communication device. 

78* (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63, wherein 
the packaging step includes the step of addressing the electronic 
envelope using the electronic address of the user's wireless mobile 
communication device. 



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79. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63 f wherein 
the user's wireless mobile communication device is a laptop 
computer . 

80. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63, wherein 
the user's wireless mobile communication device is a two-way paging 
computer. 

81. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 80, wherein 
the two-way paging computer includes a wireless network interface 
for communicating with the wireless redirector host system via the 
wireless transmission network, 

82. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 81, wherein 
the electronic envelope is addressed using the wireless 
transmission network address of the two-way paging computer. 

83- (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63, wherein 
the messaging host system is an Internet Service Provider. 

84 ♦ (Previously Presented) The method of claim 83, wherein 
the data items are E-mail messages, and the Internet Service 
Provider includes a mail server program. 

85. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 84, wherein 
the Internet Service Provider further includes a forwarding 
database coupled to the mail server program for detecting whether 
a data message received at the mail server should be forwarded to 
a wireless redirector host system, and for determining the 
electronic network address of the wireless redirector host system. 



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86. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63, wherein 
the wide area network connection coupling the messaging host system 
to the wireless redirector host system is an Internet connection. 

87. (Previously Presented} The method of claim 69, wherein 
the access mechanism for remotely configuring and reconfiguring the 
filtering rules is a web-page interface. 

88 . (Previously Presented) The method of claim 70, wherein 
the access mechanism for remotely configuring and reconfiguring the 
user profile database is a web-page interface . 

89 ♦ (Currently Amended) The method of claim 63, further 
comprising the steps of: 

configuring a user profile database for use by the wireless 
redirector host system in determining whether the data message 
should be redirected to the us e i: 1 s wireless mobile communication 
device; and 

storing, within the user profile database, the electronic 
address of the user's wireless mobile communication device. 

90. (Currently Amended) The method of claim 89, further 
comprising the steps of: 

storing, within the user profile database, information 
regarding the type and configuration of the user 1 s wireless mobile 
communication device. 



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91. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63, wherein 
the packaging step further includes the steps of: 

converting the data message into a compressed format; and 
placing the compressed data message into an electronic 

envelope addressed using the electronic address of the user's 

wireless mobile communication device. 

92, (Previously Presented) The method of claim 63, wherein 
the data message is a calendar event message . 



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93* {Previously Presented) A method of redirecting E-mail 
messages from a messaging host system to a user's wireless mobile 
device, comprising the steps of: 

detecting an E-mail message for the user at the messaging host 
system; 

storing the E-mail message in a first message store at the 
messaging host system; . 

forwarding a copy of the E-mail message from the messaging 
host system to a wireless redirector host system via a wide area 
network connection; 

receiving the forwarded E-mail message at the wireless 
redirector host system and storing the E-mail message in a second 
message store at the wireless redirector host system; 

applying a set of user-defined filtering rules that determine" 
whether or not to redirect the stored E-mail message from the 
wireless redirector host system to the user's wireless mobile 
device via a wireless network coupled to the wireless redirector 
host system; and 

if the filtering rules determine that the E-mail message is of 
the type that should be redirected, then redirecting the E-mail 
message to the user's wireless mobile device by packaging the 
E-mail message in an electronic envelope that includes the wireless 
network address of the user's wireless mobile device. 

94- (Previously Presented) The method of claim 93, further 
comprising the steps of: . 

providing a filter rules database for storing the user-defined 
filter rules; and 

providing an interface mechanism to the filter rules database 
through which the user may define and re-define the filtering 
rules . 



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95. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 94, wherein 
the interface mechanism is a web-page interface. 

96. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 95, wherein 
the web page interface includes an activation/deactivation switch 
for turning on/off the operation of the wireless redirector host 
system for a particular user. 

97. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 93/ further 
comprising the step of: 

accessing a user profile database coupled to the wireless 
redirector host system to verify that the user associated with the 
E-mail message is an authorized user. 

98. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 97, further 
comprising the step of: 

providing an access mechanism that allows a system 
administrator of the messaging host system to remotely configure 
and reconfigure the user profile database. 

99. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 93, wherein 
the messaging host system is an Internet Service Provider (ISP) . 

100. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 99, wherein 
the ISP and the wireless redirector host system communicate via the 
Internet. 

101. (Previously Presented) The method of claim 93, wherein 
the wireless redirector host system and the wireless mobile device 
communicate through a wireless gateway system and a wireless 
communication network. 



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102. (Previously Presented) A system for redirecting data 
messages from a network to a user's wireless mobile device, 
comprising: 

a messaging host system coupled to the network for receiving 
data messages associated with a particular user and for storing and 
forwarding the received data messages to a predetermined address on 
the network; and 

a redirector host system associated with the predetermined 
address for receiving and storing the forwarded data messages from 
the messaging host system and for redirecting those data messages 
to the user's wireless mobile device via a wireless gateway 
coupling the redirector host system to a wireless transmission 
network, 

103. (Previously Presented) The system of claim 102, wherein 
the network is the Internet. 

104. {Previously Presented) The system of claim 102, wherein 
the messaging host system further includes; 

a sendmail program for receiving and transmitting user data 
messages; and 

a forwarding file containing a list of authorized user's of 
the system and the predetermined address to which the messaging 
host system will forward each user's data messages. 

105. (Previously Presented) The system of claim 104, wherein 
the messaging host system further includes a local data store for 
storing the data messages of user's having accounts on the 
messaging host system. 



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106. (Previously Presented) The system of claim 102, wherein 
the redirector host system further includes: 

a redirector software program for determining whether certain 
data messages should be redirected to the user's wireless mobile 
device; 

a filter rules database containing filtering rules to apply to 
the received data messages for a particular user; and 

a user profile database containing a list of authorized users. 

107. (Previously Presented) The system of claim 106, wherein 
the redirector host system further includes a wireless data store 
for storing the forwarded data messages. 

108. (Previously Presented) The system of claim 102, wherein 
the data messages are E-mail messages and the messaging host system 
is an E-mail server. 

109. (Previously Presented) The system of claim 102, further 
comprising: 

a filter rules database containing filtering rules to apply to the 
data messages forwarded to the redirector host system, the 
filtering rules setting forth a list of data message 
characteristics that determine whether the redirector host system 
will redirect the data message. 

110. (Previously Presented) The system of claim 109, further 
comprising: 

an interface document coupled to the filter rules database for 
enabling the remote configuration of the filtering rules for a 
particular user. 



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111. (Previously Presented) The system of claim 110, wherein 
the interface document is a web page. 

112. (Cancelled) 



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113. (New) A method of pushing data messages to a wireless 
mobile communication device, the data messages originating from 
message senders and addressed to a mailbox of the user of the 
wireless mobile communication device at a messaging host system 
wherein the data messages are stored in a first message store, the 
method comprising the steps of: 

receiving data messages forwarded from the messaging host 
system to an address associated with the user of the wireless 
mobile communication device at a wireless redirector host system 
via a wide area network connection; 

storing the forwarded data messages in a second message store 
associated with the user of the wireless mobile communication 
device at the wireless redirector host system; 

determining at the wireless redirector host system which of 
the forwarded data messages should be redirected to the wireless 
mobile communication device; and 

redirecting at least some of the forwarded data messages from 
the wireless redirector host system to the wireless mobile 
communication device using an address of the wireless mobile 
communication device via a wireless transmission network . 

114. (New) The method of claim 113 wherein the data 
messages are e-mail message. 

115. (New) The method of claim 113 further comprising the 
step of configuring a user profile database for use by the wireless 
redirector host system in determining which of the forwarded data 
messages should be redirected to the wireless mobile communication 
device. 



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116. (New) The method of claim 113 further comprising the 
step of receiving a reply data message at the wireless redirector 
host system from the wireless mobile communication device via the 
wireless transmission network, the reply data message addressed to 
the wireless redirector host system. 

117. (New) The method of claim 116 further comprising the 
steps of: 

reconfiguring the addressing information associated with the 
reply data message; and 

redirecting the reconfigured reply data message from the 
wireless redirector host system via the wide area network 
connection to the messaging host system for storing in the first 
message store and transmitting to the message sender ♦ 

118. (New) The method of claim 116 further comprising the 
steps of: 

reconfiguring the addressing information associated with the 
reply data message; and 

transmitting the reconfigured reply data message to a 
destination system using an electronic address included in the 
reply data message. 

119. (New) The method of claim 113 wherein the messaging 
host system is an Internet Service Provider operating a mail server 
program and the wherein the wide area network connection coupling 
the messaging host system to the wireless redirector host system is 
an Internet connection. 



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120- (New) A wireless redirector host system for pushing 

data messages to a wireless mobile communication device, the data 
messages originating from message senders and addressed to a 
mailbox of the user of the wireless mobile communication device at 
a messaging host system wherein the data messages are stored in a 
first message store, the system comprising: 

means for receiving data messages forwarded from the messaging 
host system to an address associated with the user of the wireless 
mobile communication device at the wireless redirector host system 
via a wide area network connection; 

means for storing the forwarded data messages in a second 
message store associated with the user of the wireless mobile 
communication device at the wireless redirector host system; 

means for determining which of the forwarded data messages 
should be redirected to the wireless mobile communication device; 
and 

means for redirecting at least some of the forwarded data 
messages to the wireless mobile communication device using an 
address of the wireless mobile communication device via a wireless 
transmission network. 



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121. (New) A computer-accessible medium having a sequence 

of instructions which, when executed by a processing entity, 
effectuate pushing of data messages to a wireless mobile 
communication device, the data messages originating from message 
senders and addressed to a mailbox of the user of the wireless 
mobile communication device at a messaging host system wherein the 
data messages are stored in a first message store, the computer- 
accessible medium comprising: 

a code portion for receiving data messages forwarded from the 
messaging host system to an address associated with the user of the 
wireless mobile communication device at a wireless redirector host 
system via a wide area network connection; 

a code portion for storing the forwarded data messages in a 
second message store associated with the user of the wireless 
mobile communication device at the wireless redirector host system; 

a code portion for determining which of the forwarded data 
messages should be redirected to the wireless mobile communication 
device; and 

a code portion for redirecting at least some of the forwarded 
data messages to the wireless mobile communication device using an 
address of the wireless mobile communication device via a wireless 
transmission network. 



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