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Glossary

acceptable use policy
A policy that establishes the acceptable use of a system. Also indicated by the AUP acronym.
account
The first part of an e-mail address (i.e. account@some.domain), or a generic term for the combination of an e-mail address, password, and permissions provided to someone for using the kinetic service.
account holder
Someone that has an account.
Accounts Tab
A tab in kinetic Manager that provides access to the acount administration features. Only accounts that have account administration permissions see this tab.
account type
Used to describe a type of account. For example, in kinetic Manager there are user accounts and entity accounts.
administrator
An account with special permissions that allow the account holder to perform actions affecting other accounts and/or services. In kinetic Manager, accounts may be given permissions to administer accounts, groups, and web publishing.
application
A computer program designed for a specific task. kinetic Manager is a web application designed to run over the World Wide Web for administering kinetic services.
disabled
The status or state of a kinetic account that is not fully functional. Disabled accounts continue to receive e-mail, and e-mail forwarding and autoreply features continue to function, but the accounts may not login to kinetic Manager, use FTP for web publishing, nor use modem pools (if applicable). Disabled accounts may be enabled to return them to full functionality.
enabled
The status or state of a kinetic account that is fully functional.
entity account
A type of e-mail account in the kinetic service that is usually associated with a generic purpose instead of an individual.
e-mail
A system for sending and receiving electronic mail messages over a network, or a message sent or received by such a system.
e-mail address
A text string used to specify the source or destination of an electronic mail message. An e-mail address consists of an account name (sometimes called a user ID) and a domain in the form of account@domain.
e-mail autoreply
A service where incoming e-mail messages that are received by a mail server are automatically responded to with a message. Typically this is used to send responses to incoming messages while you are not able to access your e-mail service.
e-mail forwarding
A service where incoming e-mail messages that are received by a mail server are automatically sent to (forwarded) other e-mail accounts. This feature is typically used for forwarding mail from multiple accounts to a single account, or vice versa.
expunge
The act of permanently deleting an account's information. When an account is expunged, all information related to the account is destroyed, including mail in the account's mailbox.
FTP
A synonym for File Transfer Protocol. Using an FTP client, you may access a remote FTP server across a network for sending files to and receiving files from the remote FTP server.
FTP client
An application you run on your local computer system that uses the File Transfer Protocol for accessing a remote FTP server across a network for sending and receiving files.
FTP directory
A generic term to denote a directory on an FTP server where you can read and/or write files.
FTP Host
Synonymous with FTP server. In FTP clients, the FTP host setting is where you specify the network address of the FTP server. You may specify the IP address of the server or the registered domain name of the server.
FTP User ID
The name of an account you use in an FTP client to connect with an FTP server. Some clients name this User ID or Account Name. A kinetic account holder should use the complete kinetic e-mail address for this setting in the FTP client.
group
A collection of related accounts. Groups are used in kinetic Manager to provide a logical structure for accounts so they are easier to maintain. Permissions can be assigned to a group, and all of the accounts in that group inherit those permissions.
Groups Tab
A tab in kinetic Manager that provides access to the group administration features. Only accounts that have group administration permissions see this tab.
http
An acronym for HyperText Transfer Protocol. This protocol is used for requesting and transmitting information across a network.
https
A secure and encrypted version of the HyperText Transfer Protocol. This protocol is typically used for transmitting sensitive information related to an account, such a monetary information and account information, across a network.
IMAP
An acronym for Internet Message Access Protocol. IMAP is a client/server protocol which allows a recipient to retrieve their e-mail from a mail server.
inbox
Synonamous with mailbox. See mailbox.
kinetic
The name for MOREnet's e-mail domain and website hosting service.
kinetic Manager
The name of the web application that MOREnet customers with kinetic service use to administer the service.
Login
The act of signing in to a restricted system.
Logout
The act of signing out of a restricted system.
Log
A record, as in the performance of a system or progress of some action. For example, logs are provided for kinetic hosted websites. These logs provide useful information recorded by the web server.
My Account Tab
A tab in kinetic Manager that allows you to administer your own account. If you do not have access to administrative tools, the information for this tab is the only information you see in kinetic Manager.
mailbox
An area where your e-mail messages are stored. Sometimes this is also referred to as an inbox.
MOREnet
An acronym for the Missouri Research and Education Network.
password
A text string used for gaining access to a service such e-mail, FTP, or a web application.
permission
Authorization to perform some course of action. kinetic Manager allows administrators to set group permissions and web publishing permissions.
POP
(Also POP3) Acronym for Post Office Protocol. POP is a client/server protocol which allows a recipient to retrieve their e-mail from a mail server.
removed
The status or state of a kinetic account that is not functional. Account holders of removed accounts cannot login to kinetic Manager, use FTP for web publishing, nor use modem pools (if applicable). Unlike disabled accounts, removed accounts do not continue to receive e-mail. Despite being unusable in this state, removed accounts still exist and they may be restored to full functionality.
restore
The act of returning a removed account to full functionality.
SMTP
Acronym for Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. SMTP is a protocol for sending e-mail across the internet. E-mail is sent from an e-mail client program to an e-mail server using SMTP. The e-mail server may forward it to another e-mail server, using SMTP, until the e-mail reaches the recipients e-mail server. The recipient would then retrieve the e-mail using either POP or IMAP.
SSL
Acronym for Secure Sockets Layer. SSL is a protocol developed for transmitting private documents via the Internet. SSL works by using a public key to encrypt data, then creates a secure connection between a client and a server, over which any amount of data can be sent securely. The SSL security protocol provides data encryption, server authentication, message integrity, and optional client authentication for a TCP/IP connection. By convention, URLs that require an SSL connection start with https: instead of http:.
status
A condition or state at a particular time. In kinetic Manager, accounts can have three states: enabled, disabled, and removed.
user account
A type of e-mail account in the kinetic service that is associated with an individual.
URL
An acronym for Uniform Resource Locator. For example, https://kinetic.more.net/km/ is the URL to access the kinetic Manager web application. A URL consists of an access protocol (https://), domain name for a server (kinetic.more.net/), and an optional path to a file or resource on the server (km/).
webmaster account
A special type of account that is associated with the webmaster of a kinetic-hosted website. A webmaster account is created when a kinetic-hosted website is first established. It cannot be disabled, expunged, or removed like other accounts. However, the webmaster of the site may change other settings for the account, such as e-mail forwarding and autoreply.
web application
A computer program designed to be used over the World Wide Web. kinetic Manager is a web application.
web publishing permission
Authorization given to an account to access files for a kinetic-hosted web site. If a web publishing permission exists for an account, the account holder may use an FTP client to read from and write files to an FTP server. A web publishing permission consists of a site location and a directory. Depending on the directory specified for the permission, the files may be supporting files for the web site, such as logs, or actual files in the web site.
Web Tools Tab
A tab in kinetic Manager that allows you to administer your website services, such as the accounts that have publishing permissions and webmaster e-mail settings. Only accounts that have web administration permissions see this tab.