Microsoft Exchange Definitions

  • S

    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.

  • Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS)

    Windows Internet Naming Service (WINS), part of the Microsoft Windows NT and 2000 Servers, manages the association of workstation names and locations with Internet Protocol addresses (IP addresses) without the user or an administrator having to be involved in each configuration change.

  • 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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