IM and Unified Messaging Definitions

  • 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

    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).

  • R

    registry

    In the Microsoft Windows operating systems beginning with Windows 95, the registry is a single place for keeping such information as what hardware is attached, what system options have been selected, how computer memory is set up, and what application programs are to be present when the operating system is started.

  • S

    spam confidence level (SCL)

    Spam confidence level (SCL) is a numerical value indicating the likelihood that an incoming email message is spam. SCL is a component of the Microsoft Exchange spam filter... (Continued)

  • spamblock

    A spamblock is a text segment interjected into an e-mail address to foil a spambot (a program that a spammer uses to troll the Internet seeking e-mail addresses).

  • spim (instant messaging spam)

    Spim is spam delivered through instant messaging (IM) instead of through e-mail messaging.

  • T

    TAPI (Telephony Application Program Interface)

    TAPI (Telephony Application Program Interface) is a standard program interface that lets you and your computer "talk" over telephones or video phones to people or phone-connected resources elsewhere in the world.

  • U

    unified messaging server (UM server)

    The unified messaging server is a server role in Exchange Server 2007 and Exchange Server 2010 that integrates users' voice mail with Exchange email.

  • V

    Vouch by Reference (VBR)

    Vouch By Reference (VBR) is a protocol for adding third-party certification to email. The first part of the protocol requires the sender to add information to their email header by creating a field called VBR-Info.

  • X

    X.400

    X.400 is the messaging (notably e-mail) standard specified by the ITU-TS (International Telecommunications Union - Telecommunication Standard Sector).

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