Exchange Administration Definitions

  • A

    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

    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

    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.

  • D

    distribution list

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

  • E

    ETRN (Extended Turn)

    ETRN (Extended Turn) is an extension to the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) that allows an SMTP server to send a request to another SMTP server to send any e-mail messages it has.

  • event sink (listener)

    An event sink, sometimes called a listener, is a piece of coding that specifies how a server or computer is to handle given events... (Continued)

  • ExBPA (Exchange Best Practices Analyzer)

    The Exchange Best Practices Analyzer (ExBPA) is a tool that helps administrators to gauge the health of their Exchange Server environment.

  • Exchange Administration Center (EAC)

    The Exchange Administration Center (EAC) is a Web-based management console for managing Exchange Server 2013 environments.

  • Exchange Management Console (EMC)

    The Exchange Management Console (EMC) is a graphical user interface that allows administrators to manage the configuration of their Exchange organizations.

  • Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer (ExRCA)

    The Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer (ExRCA) is a Web-based tool that helps Exchange administrators identify and troubleshoot connectivity issues in their deployments.

  • Exchange Web Services (EWS)

    Exchange Web Services (EWS) is an application program interface (API) that allows programmers to access Exchange items such as calendars, contacts and email in Exchange Server 2007 and higher.

  • H

    hub transport server (HT server)

    Hub transport server is an Exchange Server role that handles all mail flow within an Exchange organization.

  • 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.

  • MAPI over HTTP (Messaging Application Programming Interface over HTTP)

    MAPI over HTTP is the default transport protocol to connect clients to Microsoft Exchange and Exchange Online.

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