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[pohst-mas-ter, -mah-ster] /ˈpoʊstˌmæs tər, -ˌmɑ stər/

the official in charge of a .
(formerly) the of a station that furnished horses to travelers.
an official in charge of a local post office Also (feminine) postmistress
the person responsible for managing the electronic mail at a site

1510s, from post (n.3) + master (n.).

The electronic mail contact and maintenance person at a site connected to the Internet or UUCPNET. Often, but not always, the same as the admin. The Internet standard for electronic mail (RFC 822) requires each machine to have a “postmaster” address; usually it is aliased to this person. See also webmaster.


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