mail"box`n. 1. A public box for deposit of mail, where it is later picked up by the postal authority for delivery.
Syn. -- postbox, letter box.
2. A private box to recieve delivery of mail. The term is used both for boxes receiving mail delivered by the public postal authority, or by a private services, such as for mail to employees in large corporations.
Syn. -- letter box.
[WordNet 1.5 +PJC]
(Computers) A location within a computer storage device where electronic mail is held until it is retrieved by the addressee. Creation and use of an electronic
mailbox requires special software as well as a data storage device.
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