- Application Programming Interface Association. A
standards group defining programming interfaces for the
OSI X.400 mail protocol.
- American Standard Code for Information Interchange.
Two standards, define 7-bit and 8-bit characters. The
7-bit ASCII character set is used for standard UNIX mail
- Body part
- The information sent in a mail message (the message
body) can consist of multiple segments, each having a
different format (for example, graphics, image, audio).
Each segment is referred to as a body part. Each mail
message has at least one body part.
- A popular interactive, character-mode electronic mail
Ishmail's file format and directory naming
conventions are compatible with
- Electronic mail.
- Graphics Interchange Format.
- Graphical User Interface.
- International Standards Organization.
- joy stick
- A button-like object in a window which allows the user to
pan the window viewing area by dragging up, down, left,
or right with the mouse.
- Joint Photographic Experts Group. A group defining
standards for photographic image compression.
- message body
- The information being sent from one person to another in
the mail message, as opposed to message routing
information contained in the header.
- message header
- The routing information in a mail message that
determines its destination and identifies the sender.
Some of this information is supplied by the user and
some of it is generated by the system.
- Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions.
- A popular UNIX electronic mail interface.
- Motion Picture Experts Group. A group defining
standards for video image compression.
- Open Systems Interconnection. An internationally
recognized set of standards for communication between
- A page description language.
- The standard UNIX implementation of the SMTP
- Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. The mail protocol used
- Universal Resource Locator. An address on the World
- "What You See Is What You Get." A description of text
editor programs which let you change fonts and
formatting, and see the results interactively.
- A window system for UNIX.
- A character terminal emulation program for the
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