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Glossary & Web Mail Services
A database to store email addresses of individuals and groups that you correspond with, each labeled with an easy to remember nickname. You may have a personal address book within your email client and through your web-based mailbox.
BCC (blind carbon copy) sends a copy of an email message to an "undisclosed" recipient. Their email address does not appear in the message.
A Blacklist is used by some services to collect sources of spam. Email traffic then can be filtered against a blacklist to remove spam.
Blacklists can be created using domain or IP lists. Blacklisting not only impacts spam mailings but all email trafficeven by legitimate users of the domain or IP will be blocked.
This is your account number with Everyone.net. When you create an email service for your domain, you will be given a Client ID (account number). This account number helps us to identify your account and is the unique ID to allow you to access our online control center to manage your email service. The Client ID starts with the letter "c" (e.g. c51866).
The Everyone.net Control Center can be accessed by clicking on the Client Login link on the Everyone.net homepage or by going to http://controlcenter.everyone.net.
A CNAME record is a domain alias, and points a host name to another host name. To offer http://alias.yourdomain.com (e.g. http://webmail.yourdomain.com), you need to verify with your Web host that they can create and maintain a CNAME setting.
DNS (Domain Name System) is a system that translates a domain name from letters (www.yourdomain.com) into a numerical IP address. Each time you register a domain name you must specify your DNS (Domain Name Server) information. If you already own a domain, there it is no need to transfer your DNS to Everyone.net. If you register a new domain through Everyone.net, the DNS for this domain will be hosted by Everyone.net for email purposes only.
When you register a new domain, the DNS information for your domain is typically hosted by your registrar, your Web host, or your ISP. In regards to using Everyone.net, the requirement to allow us to host an email service for your domain is that you can work with your DNS host to make a simple update to the MX Record in your DNS file. For a domain that you own, Everyone.net has no access to update or change the setting within your DNS file.
The unique name that identifies an Internet site. You'll find it to the right of the @ sign in an email address. The domain name of firstname.lastname@example.org is abc.com. Domain names are issued by the National Science Foundation (NSF), and come with different extensions based on whether the domain belongs to a commercial enterprise (.com), an educational establishment (.edu), a government body (.gov), the military (.mil), a network (.net), or a nonprofit organization (.org).
A program used to read and send email messages. As opposed to the email server, which transports mail. Typical email clients are Outlook, Outlook Express, Netscape Mail, or Eudora.
Internet Messaging Access Protocol. A protocol that defines an email server and a way to retrieve mail from it. IMAP is a more recent and more advanced standard for mail storage than POP. It allows for messages to be kept in multiple folders, supports folder sharing, and online mail handling where email message need not be stored on the user's computer.
Internet Service Provider. A company that offers users access the Internet. To access an email account with Everyone.net, users will need to have access to the Internet through an ISP or through a private Internet connection (work, Internet cafe, etc).
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. A protocol for accessing directory information. LDAP is used by browsers and email clients to look up email addresses.
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. A method to send content other than ASCII text via email (file attachments). Arbitrary data is encoded as ASCII text for MIME. MIME increases the file size by 50-80%. Currently, most email clients support MIME and can send and receive files of arbitrary type.
Mail exchange record, an entry in a domain name database that identifies the mail server that is responsible for handling emails for that domain name.
Early in the Internet's history, everybody was allowed to use everybody else's SMTP server to send email messages. The server would take the email message and forward it to the intended recipient.
Post Office Protocol. A protocol that defines an email server and a way to retrieve mail from it. Incoming messages are stored at a POP server until the user logs in and downloads the messages to their computer. The current version is POP3.
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. The protocol used for email on the Internet. It defines a message format and a procedure to route messages through the Internet from source to destination via email servers.
UBE (unsolicited bulk email), UCE (unsolicited bulk email), unsolicited commercial email. Spam is unsolicited email. Not all unsolicited email is spam, however. Most spam is sent in bulk to a large number of email addresses and advertises some product orfar less oftenpolitical viewpoint.
An email account that is accessed through a Web browser. The interface is implemented as a website that provides access to the various functions like reading, sending or organizing messages. Emails are typically not downloaded to the user's computer but stored on the web-based email service provider's servers. Popular examples of web-based email services include Everyone.net.
Web Mail Address
Also known as the Web Mail URL. All email services offered by Everyone.net offer mailboxes with access via the Web. That is, all users can access their mailboxes using popular Internet browsers such as Internet Explorer and Netscape to send/receive mail.
Everyone.net features a glossary of information to do with web-based email services like Internet messaging, Internet email, security, protocol, access, domains, accounts, control center, ISP, POP, IMAP, SMTP, address books, and much more.