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mailbox

(on a computer) the directory in which e-mail messages are stored; also used of the icon that can be clicked to provide access to e-mails

mailbox

(messaging)
A file belonging to a particular user on a particular computer in which received electronic mail messages are stored ready for the user to read them. A mailbox may be just an electronic mail address to which messages are sent and may not actually correspond to a file if the messages are processed automatically, e.g. a mail server or mailing list.

mailbox

(programming)
A destination for interprocess messages in a message passing system. A mailbox is a message queue, usually stored in the memory of the processor on which the receiving process is running. Primitives are provided for sending a message to a named mailbox and for reading messages from a mailbox.

mailbox

A 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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Third-party backup vendors, beginning with Exchange 5.5, devised a method of mailbox backup by introducing a second backup pass at the mailbox level.
Following the acquisition, Mailbox Internet will continue to provide broadband services to its 10,000-strong business and SOHO client base and there will be no planned loss of staff, Marrocco said.
PowerControls also minimises the time required to restore an individual mailbox and can restore mail items from a previous full backup either directly into the production exchange server, or into a new or existing PST file.
The major challenge with the TELUS CEO mailbox analysis was the lack of a framework supporting management and analysis of audience-generated content.
The alert advises users that they have new quarantined messages awaiting them in their Meridius Quarantine Mailbox.
Of the twenty "Issues" tracked, the arts education mailbox is quite full, fob lowed in number of entries by creative process, kinesthetic learning, learning styles and theory, and health.
A side benefit is that the mailbox always sits on top of the safety box, so workers know where to go for first aid.
And, after working for the post office for 38 years, John Beisel reasoned, it was only natural to turn his mailbox into a mail delivery rig.
However, in Weisbart, the court ruled that the mailbox rule applied to a delinquent tax return showing a tax overpayment.
FARMERS are snapping up US-style roadside mailboxes in a bid to prevent postal workers spreading disease.
One is "follow-me" access, where a single number reaches an individual via a room phone, a cell phone, or via voice mail messages from both cell phone and stationary phones, accessed in a single mailbox. Other optional features include schedule management and the capability to create advanced rules that define how calls will be handled depending on time of day, calling number, availability of person called, and so on.
As if in answer, the child sat down companionably by the mailbox. And suddenly with no warning the man was moved to kneel--an arduous process for him, which entailed holding onto the mailbox and very slowly lowering himself down one leg at a time, until he knelt, slouched, his back burning, by the headless bird.