Mail Software Terminology

Subject: Mail Software Terminology
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- FS -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 1997 11:34:00 +0800

Janice -

> Any answers from reference books or definitive industry sources
> would be much appreciated.

I doubt you'd find a definitive answer at the moment. My vote, FWIW, is
for 'inbox'. When we talk about other files and resources belonging to
a user, we don't usually capitalise --

the user's home directory
the user's password
the user's shell

"The user's inbox" is a little newer but reads OK I think.

BTW I had a look at the Help for Mailtool, and 'In-Box' does look a bit
weird and old-fashioned.
Stuart Burnfield I believe I deserve some peace and quiet.
Functional Software Pty Ltd Note that this is my opinion only and
mailto:slb -at- fs -dot- com -dot- au not that of my kids.

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