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10BaseT: The base band Ethernet specification using two pairs of twisted-pair cables (one for receiving, one for transmitting data) at 10 Megabits/second.

AIM: The acronym for the instant messenger of AOL.

Alias: e-mail alias - A name used rather than the assigned name, used to allow additional email addresses, create easier to remember addresses and other uses to substitute one name for another.

ASDL: Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line - A way of using existing copper telephone wires to send and receive data at high speed. ADSL circuits are many times faster than conventional phone lines, but have to be set up to connect two specific locations, this is like a leased line. As the name suggests (Asymmetric) the connection is faster in one direction (download) than the other (upload).

Attachment: A file that is attached, and therefore send with an e-mail message. Recently attachments have been used to transmit viruses.

Auto responder: A email response which is sent automatically when an email is received.

Cable modem: A modem to connect via cable TV lines at high speeds of up to 2 Mbps.

cc: carbon copy - cc: -- If you carbon copy an email message to someone, you are sending them a copy of the email message.

Chat Room: A location on the internet where people exchange messages in "real time."

E-zine: Webzine - An electronic magazine-like communication delivered by email. Newsletter by email.

Filtering: The sharing of the files on your computer, PDA, or network with other through the use of software, also referred to as Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing.

Flaming: Sending angry or insulting messages over electronic mail or messaging.

Greeting card spam: The e-card/greeting card sites allow users can connect in, enter a personalized message into a "card" that is stored at the site, and a notification message is emailed to the intended recipient of the card. Allow it is a simple online version of a greeting, birthday, holiday, or other type of card it is becoming a common way for unwanted commercial advertising emails to be transmitted.

IM: instant messenger.

IMAP: An email standard sometimes used as an alternative to POP3.

KaZaA: A program that allows one person to share files with other people. www.KaZaA.com

KMD: KaZaA Media Desktop - The downloadable program for file sharing.
www.KaZaA.com

Listserv: An electronic mailing list typically used by a broad range of discussion groups. When you subscribe to a listserv, you will receive periodic email messages about the topic you have requested.

MAPI: Messaging Application Programming Interface - A system built into Microsoft Windows to enables different e-mail applications to work together to distribute e-mail.

MAPS: Mail Abuse Prevention System - An organization and system set up to 'defend the Internet's e-mail system from abuse by spammers' through their RBL (see Realtime Blackhome List).

Messaging Application Program: MAPI - A system built into Microsoft Windows to enables different e-mail applications to work together to distribute e-mail.

MIME: Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension - A set of standards for encoding non-ASCII data files for attachment to emails.

Newsgroup: A particular section within the USENET system typically, though not always, dedicated to a particular subject of interest. Also known as discussion groups.

Newsreader: Software which allows you to access and use newsgroups.

Off-line: Not connected. It is a general term that can apply to connection between a person computer or between a computer and another device such as a printer (i.e. someone may connect to an email server, download their emails and read them off-line, being disconnected while reading off-line.)

Online: Connected to the Internet.

P2P: Peer-to-Peer - The connecting of one computer user to another, for communication (Instant Messenger) and file/program sharing. Commonly used to describe a program such as KaZaA (www.KaZaA.com) and Morpheus that allows file sharing from one person to another electronically.

Peer-to-Peer: P2P - The connecting of one computer user to another, for communication (Instant Messenger) and file/program sharing. Commonly used to describe a program such as KaZaA (www.KaZaA.com) and Morpheus that allows file sharing from one person to another electronically.

POP3: Post Office Protocol - The common protocol used to connect with an email server.

Post Office Protocol: The common protocol used to connect with an email server.

Postmaster: The person responsible for taking care of e-mail problems, answering inquiries about users, and other related work at a site.

Rack: A frame on which components (i.e. server, firewall) would be mounted.

RBL: Realtime Blackhole List - A list of IP addresses that will not stop sending spam. Established by Mail Abuse Prevention System (MAPS) LLC.

Realtime Blackhole List: A list of IP addresses that will not stop sending spam. Established by Mail Abuse Prevention System (MAPS) LLC.

Registered User: A person/user who has given required information such as name, address, e-mail address, and chosen a password to access a site.

Screen name: The designation/name someone has chosen to represent themselves in an instant messenger service.

Simple Mail Transfer Protocol: A protocol dictating how email messages are exchanged over the Internet.

SLIP: Serial Line Internet Protocol - A method for connecting to the internet using a normal telephone line and a modem to connect. The more common method is now PPP (Point to Point Protocol).

SMTP: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol - A protocol dictating how email messages are exchanged over the Internet.

Snail Mail: A negative term referring to the normal 'paper' method of delivering mail.

Spam: Sending hundreds or thousands of unsolicited emails.

Spamming: A broad term mainly referring to unsolicited junk email.

Supernode: A user of KMD, KaZaA Media Desktop, if it is a modern computer and are accessing the Internet with a broadband connection. It enables other KaZaA users in your neighborhood to automatically upload to your machine a small list of files which they are sharing ,whenever possible using the same Internet Service provider or located in the same area that you are located in. The actual download will be directly from the computer who is sharing the file, not from you. The download goes from them to the person who wants it, peer-to-peer.
Source:
www.KaZaA.com

Sysop: Systems Operator - The manager of a bulletin board system, online service, special interest group, or Usenet newsgroup.

Systems Operator: The manager of a bulletin board system, online service, special interest group, or Usenet newsgroup.

Threaded Messages: Messages which follow each other on a particular topic, often shown in a listed manner so you can see the sequence of replies. Used on web sites, bulletin boards, and Usenet.

Trillian: A software program that allows you to access multiple instant-messaging services, including ICQ, MSN Messenger, Yahoo Messenger, and AOL Instant Messenger (AIM).
www.Trillian.cc

Trolling: The act of posting outrageous messages to newsgroups (or sending outrageous emails to many recipients) to generate many irate responses, or similar conduct.

USENET: User's Network - The collection of the thousands of bulletin boards residing on the Internet. Each bulletin board contains discussion groups, or newsgroups, dedicated to a myriad of topics. Messages are posted and responded to by readers either as public or private emails.

Webzine: An electronic magazine-like communication delivered by email. Newsletter by email.

 

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