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2/22/13 WD2 SA

snail mail slang term for the standard postal service
IP address A unique numerical address assigned to a computer or device on a network
Message Transfer Agent (MTA) a messaging component that routes delivers and receives e-mail
Mail Delivery Agent (MDA) an email server program that receives sent messages and delivers them to their proper
user name a unique name or number that identifies you when logging on to a computer system or a online service in an email address the part before the @ symbol
domain name an IP address represented in words
e-mail client an email program that is independent of any specific web browser and that you can use to send email messages
Maul User Agent (MUA) A messaging component used as a stand alone application by the user
browser e-mail email programs such as outlook express and opera mail that come bundled with a web browser and with which they may be integrated
Web-based e-mail Hotmail directs mail to an HTTP server for mail services, as do many other Web-based email accounts
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) a protoco t hat enable operating systems to map file name extensions to corresponding applications also used by apps to automatically process files downloaded from the internet
header a block on info attached to a piece of data. the first part of a network packet can contain network addressing info or additional info that helps computers and application process data
Secure MIME secure version of MIME that adds encryption to MIME data
Pretty Good Privacy (PGP) a method of encrypting and decryption email messages. it can also be used to encrypt a digital signature
GNU Privacy Guard (GPG) an open source version of PGP used for encrypting and decryption email messages that does not use parented algorithms
Created by: ash.sa2