mailbox

(redirected from mailboxes)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Migrate Permissions from on-premise mailboxes to Office 365 mailboxes
The operation produces mailboxes in PVC, stucco, wood and cast aluminum and installs about 250 mailboxes a day.
They rely on the Mailbox Recovery feature to restore deleted mailboxes in Exchange 2000/2003 and use a Recovery Server in Exchange 5.
Buildings that undergo only minor renovations may still install replacement mailboxes that conform to the old requirements as long as they upgrade the locks.
The USPS determined it needed to devise new specifications for apartment mailboxes due to consumer complaints about identity theft and damaged mail due to small, cramped mailboxes.
The Institute urges caution in requiring retrofitting of mailboxes and modes of delivery in all property types where banks of mailboxes are required or will be required.
Last summer, SchoolArts found these unusual mailboxes in a small oceanfront community in Delaware.
Thieves check mailboxes looking for paid bills or credit card payments that people leave in their mailbox for the postal carrier to collect.
Mailbag Assistant is completely safe to use because it doesn't replace your e-mail program, and doesn't modify your mailboxes or e-mails in any way.
MailShadow delivers under-10-minute RTO, with the first "shadow" mailboxes available to Outlook users in seconds.
A mailbox should display the street name and house number on the side of a single mailbox or on the doors of grouped mailboxes visible to the approaching carrier.
The vast majority of businesses use the Microsoft Exchange email server (Microsoft Exchange Server hosts 126 million in-sourced corporate mailboxes worldwide in 2005 according to a report from Radicati Group).