Technology / Email / Server: A program or computer system that stores and distributes email from one mailbox to another, or relays email from one server to another in a network.

Proxy Server

Technology / Computers / Proxy Server: A server that acts as an intermediary between a workstation user and the internet so that the enterprise can ensure security, administrative control, and caching service. A proxy server is associated MORE

Internet Information Server (IIS)

Technology / Computers / Internet Information Server (IIS): A Web server that runs on the Windows NT/2000 platforms. It allows the creation of web-based applications. IIS provides both FTP server and web server capability. MORE

Incoming Mail Server (Post Office Server)

Technology / Email / Incoming Mail Server (Post Office Server): The server on which messages sent to your email address reside. MIT uses several incoming mail servers, rather than one, to better handle the load of the 27,000+ email accounts at MIT. Each incoming m MORE

Shared Server

Technology / Email / Shared Server: An email server used by more than one company or sender. Shared servers are less expensive to use because the broadcast vendor can spread the cost over more users. However, senders sharing a server ri MORE


Technology / Computers / Client-Server: A network type where every computer is either a server with the role of sharing resources with clients or a client that can access the resources on the server. MORE

Dedicated Server

Technology / Email / Dedicated Server: An email server used by only one sender. A dedicated server often costs more to use because the expense can't be spread among many users, but it performs better than a shared server. Email usually goe MORE