Topic: routing electronic mailing

topics > computer science > Group: electronic mail

digital communication
broadcasting information
communication port
electronic mail headers
implementing distributed systems and applications
name server or name directory
using an address as a name


Mail routing concerns the transportation of a mail message from sender to receivers. Mail routing is fully automatic using SMTP and other protocols. (cbb 3/07)
Subtopic: mail addressing up

Quote: Unix sendmail can handle many addressing schemes seen on the internet [»allmE7_1983]

Subtopic: domain servers up

Quote: Clearinghouse domain servers can keep direct pointers or replicas of other domain clearinghouses [»oppeDC7_1983]
Quote: Grapevine is for delivering electronic mail across distributed computers [»birrAD4_1982]
Quote: Grapevine separates message delivery from message creation and interpretation [»birrAD4_1982]

Subtopic: mail routing up

Quote: a complete addressing scheme eventually delivers a message to all recipients [»martP1_1986]
Quote: memoryless addressing if past messages have no effect; coordination free if current messages have no effect [»martP1_1986]
Quote: logical routing when actual recipients of a message are determined by the system [»martP1_1986]

Subtopic: complex routing up

Quote: message routing if both recipients are away [»martP1_1986]
Quote: coordinated addressing requires waiting until relevant messages arrive; needs deadlock detection [»martP1_1986]

Subtopic: routing via mail headers up

Quote: path header records actual transmission path; used for performance monitoring and cycle prevention [»hortMR10_1986]

Subtopic: control messages up

Quote: Unix mail includes control messages for inter-site communication [»hortMR10_1986, OK]

Subtopic: discussion lists up

Quote: general interest distribution lists should be distributed across all registries [»schrMD2_1984]

Related Topics up

Group: digital communication   (11 topics, 296 quotes)
Topic: broadcasting information (18 items)
Topic: communication port (40 items)
Topic: electronic mail headers (3 items)
Topic: implementing distributed systems and applications (41 items)
Topic: name server or name directory (40 items)
Topic: using an address as a name
(22 items)

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