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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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It comes after Mailbox revealed US brands Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein would be joining its line-up of luxury retailers in the Urban Room.
But long before all the modernisation was planned, The Mailbox was a vacant former sorting office doing very little indeed.
Balukonis said he viewed photographs and a video recording of a truck plowing a street from a resident who complained his mailbox had been damaged.
The Mailbox app has also been updated, and can be downloaded from the App Store.
With the buyout of Mailbox for an undisclosed amount - although some reports estimated the value of the transaction at $100 million while The Wall Street Journal said Orchestra, the parent company of Mailbox, got $5.
By Thanksgiving, the mailbox size for every classified and unclassified Navy user will double from the standard 50 megabytes (MB) to 100 MB at no additional cost to commands.
The company offers dozens of styles and creative flairs to choose from, resulting in hundreds of possibilities for mailbox design.
5, a common method to recovering a mailbox is to restore a full database backup to a Recovery Server.
The Los Angeles Police Department is teaming with the City Attorney's Office to identify and prosecute companies that fail to keep two forms of identification on file for anyone who uses a private mailbox.
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TELUS's goal was to develop a strategic internal communication management process based on the weekly tracking and reporting of employee issues, as articulated in the voluntary submission of letters to the CEO mailbox.