Microsoft Exchange Definitions

  • 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).

  • spambot

    A spambot is a program designed to collect, or harvest, e-mail addresses from the Internet in order to build mailing lists for sending unsolicited e-mail, also known as spam.

  • spim (instant messaging spam)

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

  • Stuff I've Seen

    Stuff I've Seen is the name of a capability under study by Microsoft that allows a Windows user to quickly locate all occurrences of any item of information the user has previously created or read, whether in e-mail, address books, Web pages, or office documents, all from a single search box built into the task bar.

  • synchronous groupware

    Synchronous groupware is programming that enables real-time collaboration among geographically-distributed work group members.

  • 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.

  • tarpitting

    Tarpitting is the practice of slowing the transmission of e-mail messages sent in bulk, as a means of thwarting spammers. The intent is to maintain a high quality of service for legitimate users while making the sending process impractical for spammers, who -- because of low response rates -- must be able to send vast volumes of messages quickly and inexpensively.

  • TCPMAN

    TCPMAN is a utility for manual or script modem dialing that is used when accessing the Internet.

  • teergrube

    A teergrube (German for tar pit) is a computer server set up to be intentionally slow, as a trap for spammers using address harvesting programs.

  • 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.

  • User Principal Name (UPN)

    In the Windows operating system's Active Directory, a User Principal Name (UPN) is the name of a system user in an e-mail address format.

  • V

    voice-enabled e-mail (voice-activated e-mail)

    Voice-enabled e-mail (sometimes referred to as voice-activated e-mail) uses voice recognition and speech synthesis technologies to enable users to access their e-mail from any telephone.

  • 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.

  • W

    whitelist

    A whitelist is a list of e-mail addresses or domain names from which an e-mail blocking program will allow messages to be received.

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