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mail box[′māl ‚bäks]
A portion of a computer's main storage that can be used to hold information about other devices.
Computer storage facilities designed to hold electronic mail.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
A multiple arrangement of boxes for receipt and/or distribution of mail at a central point in a building; mainly used in apartment or office buildings.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
mailboxA simulated mailbox in the computer that holds email messages. Mailboxes are stored on disk as a file of messages, a database of messages or as an individual file for each message. The standard mailboxes are usually In, Out, Trash and Junk (Spam). Users typically can create their own mailboxes for saving messages for archival purposes. See spam folder and catch-all mailbox.
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