Microsoft Exchange Definitions

  • A

    ArchiveSink

    In a Windows environment, ArchiveSink is code that is activated through a defined trigger, such as the receipt of a new e-mail message, in order to archive messages coming in and out of an Exchange 2000 Server.

  • Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA)

    Automatic Private IP Addressing (APIPA) is a feature of Windows-based operating systems (included in Windows 98, ME, 2000, and XP) that enables a computer to automatically assign itself an IP address when there is no Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) server available to perform that function.

  • B

    backscatter spam

    Backscatter spam, also called misdirected bounce spam or NDR spam, is a strategy for sending unsolicited email messages that takes advantage of the fact that certain types of mail transfer agent (MTA) programs return the entire message to the sender when a recipient's email address is invalid.

  • bacn

    Bacn (pronounced as "bacon") is Internet slang for email that a user wants to read, but not right away. (Continued...)

  • blackhole list (blacklist)

    A blackhole list, sometimes simply referred to as a blacklist, is the publication of a group of ISP addresses known to be sources of spam, a type of e-mail more formally known as unsolicited commercial e-mail (UCE).

  • bounce email (bounce mail)

    Bounce e-mail (sometimes referred to as bounce mail) is electronic mail that is returned to the sender because it cannot be delivered for some reason.

  • C

    Client Access Server (CAS)

    The Client Access Server (CAS) is a server role for end user connectivity within the Exchange environment.

  • cluster

    In a computer system, a cluster is a group of servers and other resources that act like a single system and enable high availability and, in some cases, load balancing and parallel processing.

  • configuration

    Generally, a configuration is the arrangement - or the process of making the arrangement - of the parts that make up a whole.

  • corporate email policy

    A corporate email policy is a form of management that outlines how employees can use email and other electronic communication tools, such as instant messaging, in a corporate environment. The policy sets guidelines for what is deemed acceptable use and unacceptable use.

  • cutover migration

    The cutover Exchange migration process transfers data and mailboxes from one Exchange server to another in a single batch. Related user accounts are then administered in Office 365.

  • D

    database availability group (DAG)

    A database availability group (DAG) is a high availability (HA) and data recovery feature of Exchange Server 2010. 

  • discovery mailbox

    A discovery mailbox is used to perform e-discovery searches for Exchange Server and Exchange Online environments.

  • distribution list

    In e-mail applications, a distribution list is a group of mail recipients that is addressed as a single recipient.

  • E

    e-mail (electronic mail or email)

    E-mail (electronic mail) is the exchange of computer-stored messages by telecommunication.

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