superior force, especially military force, when presented as a threat:
The country showed its mailed fist in negotiations.
brutal or naked power, especially coercive force:
the mailed fist hidden in the velvet glove.
[mey-ler] /ˈmeɪ lər/ noun 1. a person who or prepares material for . 2. a container, as a or protective envelope, for papers, books, merchandise, etc. 3. an advertising brochure, form letter, or the like, sent out in the . 4. . 5. Archaic. a mailboat. [mey-ler] /ˈmeɪ lər/ noun 1. Norman, 1923–2007, U.S. writer. […]
- Mail exchanger
messaging A server running SMTP Message Transfer Agent software that accepts incoming electronic mail and either delivers it locally or forwards it to another server. The mail exchanger to use for a given domain can be discovered by querying DNS for Mail Exchange Records. (2007-01-29)
- Mail exchange record
messaging (MX Record) A DNS resource record type that says which SMTP server handles electronic mail for a particular domain. E.g. the MX record foo.co.uk. 1054 IN MX 10 mail.foo.co.uk. means that mail for an address like “email@example.com” should be sent to “mail.foo.co.uk”. There can be several servers for a domain. The “10” is a […]
- Mail exploder
messaging Part of an electronic mail delivery system which allows a message to be delivered to a list of addresses. Mail exploders are used to implement mailing lists. Users send messages to a single address and the mail exploder takes care of delivery to the individual mailboxes in the list. (1996-02-26)