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signature file

A pre-written text file appended to the end of an email message that is used as a closing or end to the message. It typically contains the sender's name and address, but may contain any kind of text or boilerplate that is repetitively sent.
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In this section we compare inverted files and signature files on several other criteria, including disk space, memory requirements, ease of index construction, ease of update, scalability, and extensibility.
Detecting viruses largely depends on antivirus vendors updating their signature files faster than viruses can spread.
Signature Files. Your signature file contains the standard closing for your e-mail and newsgroup postings.
In the computer literacy course setting, students' e-mail signature files were a very visible hallmark of personalization.
If an employee is terminated or quits, the photo and signature files are deleted to save storage space.
Do not include any signature files as they will be interpreted as commands.
Partitioned Signature Files: Design Issues and Performance
One-fifth of the companies questioned in the survey said that they do not update signature files (used to protect against viruses) within a day.
The report also found that one-fifth of the companies questioned in the survey said that they do not update signature files (used to protect against viruses) within a day.
Antivirus systems check application launches against their signature files, asking the question, "Is this application bad?" Rather than disallowing execution of applications on the "bad" list, a forward-looking, more protective security system would rely on a list of "good" applications.
"By enabling either Antigen File Filtering(TM) or Antigen Worm Purge(TM) and updating to the latest antivirus signature files, our users can depend on Antigen to automatically purge all e-mail messages carrying this potentially devastating and high activity expeditious worm," said Joe Licari, director of product management for Sybari Software, Inc.
The first time I ran it, a message came up to tell me that the virus signature files were out of date and should be updated.