By Letter: Non-alphabet | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
  Email this page to a friend


Message Transfer Agent




<messaging> (MTA, Mail Transport Agent) The program responsible for delivering e-mail messages.

Upon receiving a message from a Mail User Agent or another MTA it stores it temporarily locally and analyses the recipients and either delivers it (local addressee) or forwards it to another MTA (routing).

In either case it may edit and/or add to the message headers.

The most widely used MTA for Unix is sendmail, which communicates using SMTP.

[Other OSes?]



< Previous Terms Terms Containing Message Transfer Agent Next Terms >
message digest function
Message Handling System
message passing
Message Passing Interface
message switching
electronic mail
Mail Transport Agent
mail user agent
MTA
sendmail
Messaging Application Programming Interface
Messaging Applications Programming Interface
mess-dos
META
meta


Web Standards & Support:

Link to and support eLook.org Powered by LoadedWeb Web Hosting
Valid XHTML 1.0!Valid CSS!eLook.org FireFox Extensions