E-Mail, newsgroups, and forums

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Formats for the storage or transmission of messages (singly or in groups) for electronic mail, discussion lists, forums, newsgroups, BBSs, social networking, etc. See also Web, Address books and contacts.

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Abbreviations, conventions, etc. in messaging

Online messages can be a language all their own, with different dialects for different types of messages, but often "leaking" from one service to another. Here are a few of the things to watch out for:

Bulletin Board Systems (BBSs)

If Google was an '80s BBS...

Programs

Networks, protocols and formats

Chat, Texting and Instant Messaging

E-Mail

Standards and protocols

Specific programs

Clients

Servers

Webmail services

E-mail archiving

Forums / web comment threads

Messaging service integration

Online Services

(the old, proprietary variety)

Secure messaging

See also Encryption, Security

Social Networking

Transfer Encodings

See also the main article, Transfer Encodings.

Usenet

Links

BBSing

Email

Newsgroups/Usenet

Social networking

Misc.

Personal tools
Namespaces

Variants
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