What are they?

You've no doubt seen .edb .log .chk .stm .dat files etc on your Exchange server, but what about .stf files? Well, these are temporary files that can be created and occasionally seen in the MDBDATA directory, and are used "during the content conversion process - to hold data for temporary data streams" They are nothing to worry about (I think!) and should be cleared down automatically by the Information Store.

Chris Meirick

Chris Meirick on July 23, 2003 at 11:18 AM in Useful Info
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Posted by: James Budd at Aug 7, 2003 5:29:43 AM

What is Email?

Posted by: James Budd at Aug 20, 2003 7:10:30 AM


/ee'mayl/ (also written `e-mail' and `E-mail') 1. n.
Electronic mail automatically passed through computer networks
and/or via modems over common-carrier lines. Contrast snail-mail,
paper-net, voice-net. See network address. 2. vt. To send
electronic mail.

Oddly enough, the word `emailed' is actually listed in the OED;
it means "embossed (with a raised pattern) or perh. arranged in a
net or open work". A use from 1480 is given. The word is probably
derived from French `e'maille'' (enameled) and related to Old French
`emmailleu"re' (network). A French correspondent tells us that in
modern French, `email' is a hard enamel obtained by heating special
paints in a furnace; an `emailleur' (no final e) is a craftsman who
makes email (he generally paints some objects (like, say, jewelry)
and cooks them in a furnace).

There are numerous spelling variants of this word. In Internet
traffic up to 1995, `email' predominates, `e-mail' runs a
not-too-distant second, and `E-mail' and `Email' are a distant third
and fourth.

Hope the above answers your question



Posted by: Andy Cookes at Aug 20, 2003 8:10:52 AM

Aha Mr Budd... you're going to get banned! This is a very sensible website I'll have you know. At least your comment contained three words though, which is two more than the comment left before yours.

It seems that since leaving your wonderful previous employer you've started listening to 80s pop, and the amnesia has kicked in...would you like me to send over a few thousand e-mails to remind you what it's all about? Remember the Mass Mailer :-)

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