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ALSO CALLED: e-Mail (Communications), Email (Communications), e-mail, Electronic Mail, Electronic Mail (Communications)
DEFINITION: E-mail (electronic mail) is the exchange of computer-stored messages by telecommunication. (Some publications spell it email; we prefer the currently more established spelling of e-mail.) E-mail messages are usually encoded in ASCII text. However, you can also send non-text files, such as graphic images and sound files, as attachments sent in binary streams. E-mail was one of the first uses of  … 
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Intermedia Email Archiving Protects CargoTrans' Critical Emails from Litigators, Employees, and Hurricanes
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper to find out how CargoTrans ensured it can still get its emails and that they're archived in the event of a power outage or disaster. Learn about a cloud email hosting and archiving solution that protects, preserves, and discovers ciritical information and mitigates litigation, disaster recovery and compliance risks.
Posted: 18 Sep 2014 | Published: 18 Sep 2014

Insight

Improving Collaboration by Adding Social Capabilities to Email
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to uncover how social software has affected the reality of email as we know it. Learn what challenges are surfacing, what technology is available to help, and more.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

IBM

Evolving Toward the Next Phase of Email
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of email as a collaboration application and examines the rout cause of many security related issues that are surfacing due to new introductions of technology.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 05 Sep 2014

IBM

IDC Technology Spotlight: Improving Collaboration by Adding Social Capabilities to Email
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following IDC Technology Spotlight paper takes a look at why Email remains the primary mode of communication in business today. Read on to learn what the future has in store for this technology and what you can do to prepare for upcoming changes.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 05 Sep 2014

IBM

Moving users from existing IBM Notes and Domino infrastructures to IBM SmartCloud Notes
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this brief paper, learn how users are migrating from existing IBM Notes and Domino infrastructures to IBM SmartCloud Notes.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Improve Your Enterprise Email Systems with HP Messaging Services
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces HP Messaging Services, which helps companies to improve the reliability and performance of enterprise email systems and better manage their email infrastructure.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

IDC Opinion - The future of email is social
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines the state of email and collaboration in today's enterprise and provides insight into how collaboration is expected to evolve along with what new technology will help make adapting to these changes much easier.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

IBM

Keep Up With the Evolving Threat Landscape to Protect Email
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to mitigate risk associated with email within your organization and take on the challenge of the evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Jun 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

How to Enhance Productivity and Collaboration with Exchange Server 2013
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers a solution that works with Exchange Server 2013 to end your mailbox challenges.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®

Developing an Information Governance Strategy
sponsored by Rand Secure Data
WHITE PAPER: Find out how developing an information governance strategy can help you manage unstructured data – and prevent trouble in the future.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Rand Secure Data

CIO Need to Know Guide: How CIOs Can Reduce Costs and Lower Risks by Driving Improved Information Economics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This CIO Need to Know guide explains how you can reduce costs and lower risks by driving improved information economics.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Archiving- The First Logical Step for Microsoft Exchange Upgrades
sponsored by Rand Secure Data
WHITE PAPER: Learn how creating an email archiving process before committing to a Microsoft Exchange upgrade can eliminate the common problems that accompany an upgrade.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2014

Rand Secure Data

The 7 Perils of PST Files
sponsored by C2C Systems
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details seven perils of personal storage files.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

C2C Systems

The Business Value of In-Person Collaboration
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores the effects of businesses' increasing reliance on email, phone, and web conferencing communications, as well as the potential results of incorporating more in-person collaboration into organizations' day-to-day work.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Cisco Systems, Inc.

PST Enterprise vs. PST Capture Feature Comparison
sponsored by C2C Systems
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper compares two personal storage file management solutions.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

C2C Systems

Choosing the Best PST Migration Tool
sponsored by C2C Systems
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper details how to select a personal storage file migration strategy, identify a method and pick a solution.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 Jul 2014

C2C Systems

Infographic: Dangerous File Sharing
sponsored by GlobalScape
WHITE PAPER: Uncover little known facts about how many employees are using consumer-grade file-sharing solutions to send business data, and what critical risk this puts organizations in.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

GlobalScape

Consultants: How Can You Secure Your Information with Customers?
sponsored by GlobalScape
WHITE PAPER: This case study focuses on management consulting firm Arthur D. Little's experience with an enterprise-level file exchange solution that was easy to use, secure, rapid to deploy, and scalable.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

GlobalScape

Improving Collaboration by Adding Social Capabilities to Email
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of integrating current collaboration tools with social technology to bridge the gap between traditional business processes and the new socially-enabled work environment. Learn about the various challenges that must be overcome, technology to consider, and more.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

IBM

Voltage Success Story: Envision Pharmaceutical Services
sponsored by Voltage Security, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This case study features Envision Pharmaceutical Services' experience with an easy-to-use, low-cost email platform that ensured secure data sharing and helped maintain HIPAA and PCI DSS compliance.
Posted: 18 Jun 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

Voltage Security, Inc.

Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Personal Health Information (PHI)
sponsored by Voltage Security, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features an encrypted email solution that eliminates the need for paper-driven information sharing processes, and ensures secure, compliant transfers.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

Voltage Security, Inc.

8 Point Plan to Eliminate PST Files
sponsored by C2C Systems UK
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the importance of properly managing PST files when it comes to the majority of data-based IT projects. Gain insight on topics such as what causes PST file issues and an 8-step plan for PST elimination.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 20 May 2014

C2C Systems UK

A Guide to PST Files - How Managing PSTS will Benefit Your Business
sponsored by C2C Systems UK
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides a complete guide to personal storage files.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 08 May 2013

C2C Systems UK

Product Review - C2C PST Enterprise
sponsored by C2C Systems UK
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores a solution that allows for businesses to bring the value of historical PST files back to the forefront within the Exchange or Office 365 environment. Learn how to configure and deploy this solution, how to avoid obstacles, and more.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

C2C Systems UK

What to Know About Exchange 2013 and Load Balancing
sponsored by KEMP Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper examines the changes in Exchange 2013, mainly focusing on load balancing and reverse proxy capabilities.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

KEMP Technologies
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EMAIL DEFINITION (continued): …  the Internet and is still the most popular use. A large percentage of the total traffic over the Internet is e-mail. E-mail can also be exchanged between online service provider users and in networks other than the Internet, both public and private. E-mail can be distributed to lists of people as well as to individuals. A shared distribution list can be managed by using an e-mail reflector. Some mailing lists allow you to subscribe by sending a request to the mailing list administrator. A mailing list that is administered automatically is called a list server.E-mail is one of the protocols … 
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