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mail server

(tool, messaging)
A program that distributes files or information in response to requests sent via electronic mail. Examples on the Internet include Almanac and netlib. Mail servers are also used on Bitnet.

In the days before Internet access was widespread and UUCP mail links were common, mail servers could be used to provide remote services which might now be provided via FTP or WWW.

mail server

(messaging)
(Or "mail hub") A computer used to store and/or forward electronic mail.

mail server

A computer in a network that provides "post office" facilities. It stores incoming mail for distribution to users (message store) and forwards outgoing mail through the appropriate channel (message transfer agent). The term may refer to just the software that performs this service, which can reside on a machine with other applications or to a stand-alone computer dedicated only to the mail function. See messaging system and e-mail appliance.
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