Mailbox definition

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A public container for deposit of outgoing mail.
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A private box for incoming mail.
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A computer file or set of files for the collection and storage of e-mail.
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A box or compartment into which mail is put when delivered, as at one's home.
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A box, as on a street corner, into which mail is put for collection.
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(comput.) The part of an electronic mail system that stores incoming messages for a particular user.
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A simulated mailbox in the computer that holds email messages. Mailboxes are stored on disk as a file of messages, a database of messages or as an individual file for each message. The standard mailboxes are usually In, Out, Trash and Junk (Spam). Users typically can create their own mailboxes for saving messages for archival purposes. See spam folder and catch-all mailbox.
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A partition of computer memory designated for the temporary storage of messages intended for an individual, department, company, or other authorized user entity. Mailboxes can be associated with e-mail, facsimile mail, or voice mail systems.
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A box into which mail is put.
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(computing) A folder or account for the storage of e-mail; an in-box.
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Alternative Forms

Alternative Form of mailbox - mail box

Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
mailbox
Plural:
mailboxes

Origin of mailbox