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Also known as Internet Service Provider (ISP) and On-line Service Provider (OSP).
Internet users connect to the Internet through these companies, institutions
and organizations, usually for a fee.
A collection of computer files that can include several programs. Microsoft
Word is an application as are each of the Internet Browsers (e.g. Netscape
American Standard Code for Information Exchange. The worldwide standard code
numbers used by computers to represent all upper and lower-case Latin letters,
numbers, punctuation, etc.
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The amount of data that can be sent through a particular point in a
connection. Generally measured in bits per second (bps).
Contains the text of an email message (the header contains all the technical
and general information).
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This concerns whether to capitalize or not capitalize letters. If something is
case sensitive, then a letter mistakenly being capitalized or not will affect
the computer's ability to understand the word or phrase.
The most common meaning of cookie is a piece of information sent by a Web
server to a Web browser on your computer. Your browser is expected to save it
and send it back to that server whenever your browser visits that site again
or makes additional requests from that server. Cookies may contain information
such as login or registration information, online shopping cart information,
user preferences, etc. Cookies are usually saved in the browser's memory until
the browser is shut down. At that time they may be saved on your hard drive if
their "expire time" has not been reached.
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This is the unique name that identifies an Internet location. The segments of
the domain name are separated by dots (e.g. www.manifestpress.org).
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The information needed to send email to a user through the Internet. (e.g.
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Frequently Asked Questions. A compilation of oft-requested information.
Required information in the email header, such as destination for the message.
If you send an email that upsets a respondent, you can get "flamed,"
meaning you receive a message in response that is a verbal attack.
A way of transferring files from one location to another by logging into
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Contains technical and general information of the email message (the body
contains the message itself).
Serves as a focal point for WWW, telnet, FTP, and sometimes Gopher information
requests from local users. Routes requests to other hosts.
This can be both the information after the @ in an email address and the
address you would need to telnet to a remote location. Example: access.pge.net.
Hypertext Markup Language. A language code used to create web pages, which can
be imported into a graphical email as well.
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General term for click-through interruptive ads, such as a pop-up window when
you open AOL that asks you to click "yes" for more information. Like
the meaning of the word interstitial, it's an unsolicited ad that occurs
"in the space between" what you're already doing online.
Numeric representation of a host name. Example: 220.127.116.11.
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Entering user ID and password to gain access to a computer system.
Generally, user ID and at least one password.
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A program used to detect mail problems. Provides error messages in the form of
email to the sender with information about the problem.
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A host you are trying to login to or send mail to.
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Can refer to a web page, a location of information such as a telnet, or FTP.
Simple strings of characters interspersed in the email text to convey the
writer's emotional cues. The most common example is :-) to designate
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. Specifies the way email messages are
transferred across the Internet.
Unsolicited email messages sent for marketing purposes (junk email).
Usually the person responsible for maintaining the systems used for Internet
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Links between original email messages and responses. Threads are important for
following the sequence of messages.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol. The protocol used for
communications on the Internet.
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Universal Resource Locator. A standard for locating information on the World
Wide Web. Example: http://www.iac.net/~othello.
Often the first part of your email address before the @. The name with which
you login to your email or Internet system.
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An executable file that can replicate itself and attach itself to other
executable programs causing damage to your computer. The effects of viruses
vary widely; it's wise to purchase anti-virus software to help protect your
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