Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

Mail server

1. A program that distributes files or information in response to requests sent via electronic mail. Examples on the Internet include Almanac and netlib. Mail servers are also used on Bitnet.
In the days before Internet access was widespread and UUCP mail links were common, mail servers could be used to provide remote services which might now be provided via FTP or WWW.
2. (Or “mail hub”) A computer used to store and/or forward electronic mail.


Read Also:

  • Mailshot

    /ˈmeɪlˌʃɒt/ noun 1. a circular, leaflet, or other advertising material sent by post, or the posting of such material to a large group of people at one time

  • Mail transfer agent

    Message Transfer Agent

  • Mail transport agent

    Message Transfer Agent

  • Mail user agent

    messaging (MUA) The program that allows the user to compose and read electronic mail messages. The MUA provides the interface between the user and the Message Transfer Agent. Outgoing mail is eventually handed over to an MTA for delivery while the incoming messages are picked up from where the MTA left it (although MUA’s running […]

Disclaimer: Mail server definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.