Email, Messaging and Collaboration Clients Definitions

  • B

    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.

  • configuration

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

  • D

    distribution list

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

  • E

    email bankruptcy

    Email bankruptcy is an acknowledgement that your email has become unmanageable and the decision to either purge your inbox and start afresh or, more radically, to renounce email altogether... (Continued)

  • Exchange Autodiscover service

    The Exchange Autodiscover service helps Exchange administrators set up and sustain server settings for computers that run Microsoft Outlook, as well as settings for supported mobile devices.

  • G

    greylist (or graylist)

    A greylist (also spelled graylist) is a list of e-mail addresses or domain names that a spam filter uses to identify suspected spam. If a message arrives from an address or domain on the list, it will be quarantined and then delivered to the subscriber only if the sender attempts to send the message again within a certain period of time... (Continued)

  • H

    HailStorm

    Part of Microsoft's .Net initiative, HailStorm is the company's plan to provide a single place on the Web where any individual user (who pays a fee) may securely store personal and financial information that can be shared with others when desired (for example, to pay for something at an online store).

  • I

    IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol)

    IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol) is a standard email protocol that stores email messages on a mail server, but allows the end user to view and manipulate the messages as though they were stored locally on the end user's computing device(s).

  • M

    MAPI (Messaging Application Program Interface)

    MAPI (Messaging Application Program Interface) is a Microsoft Windows program interface that enables you to send e-mail from within a Windows application and attach the document you are working on to the e-mail note.

  • messaging server

    A messaging server is a middleware program that handles messages that are sent for use by other programs using a messaging application program interface (API).

  • Microsoft Exchange Fast Access

    Microsoft Exchange Fast Access is a new feature in Microsoft Outlook 2013 that helps improve the email client's startup synchronization time.

  • Microsoft Office 2016

    Microsoft Office 2016 is a suite of productivity applications that includes Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Outlook.

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