Terms Letter: E
Short for electronic business. It is a way of conducting business using web and Internet technologies. In other words you use Internet to sale goods and services. It extends the traditional business practices using the modern Internet technologies. An example for e-Business is a online store with shopping cart and online payments.
Electronic Mail (E-Mail, email)
It is one of the most popular Internet services. Email is electronic messaging that uses standard conventions for addressing and delivering content across the Internet. An email message has three parts: a header, a message, and attachments (documents or computer readable files). The header contains much technical information about the source and the route the message took from sender to recipient. Most of this is irrelevant to normal users, but it is useful to have when things go wrong. You have to have an email account in order to be able to use this service. Usually you get several email accounts with the web hosting provider that hosts your domain name.
Encryption is the process of converting readable data into unreadable characters to prevent unauthorized access. To decipher the message, the receiver of the encrypted data must have the proper decryption key. Also there are one-way encryption methods, which cannot be decrypted later. For example MD5. These are used for storing sensible information as passwords for example.
A local-area network protocol developed by Xerox Corporation in cooperation with DEC and Intel in 1976. A very common method of networking computers in a LAN. Ethernet will handle about 10,000,000 bits-per-second and can be used with almost any kind of computer.
An Extranet is a private network that uses the Internet protocols and the public telecommunication system to share part of business information with suppliers, vendors, customers, or other businesses. An extranet can be viewed as part of a company’s Intranet that is extended to users outside the company.
EZMLM is a popular mailing list software designed for Linux/Unix systems