|Oracle® Mail Administrator's Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1.1)
Part Number B14491-03
absent transaction support
The inability to perform both the Oracle Collaboration Suite Database and Oracle Internet Directory operations for an e-mail schema entry at one time.
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An archive policy is a set of conditions applied to user e-mail that stores all user e-mail in a third-party storage facility.
Quickly searches for and completes an e-mail address as soon as one or a few letters of a contact name is entered. A list of contacts displays if more than one possible match exists.
A utility or a script that reaches out, like a beacon, to check on a given metric, source, or anything that concerns the administrator.
Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)
A computer or small subnetwork that exists between a trusted internal network, such as a corporate private LAN, and an untrusted external network, such as the public Internet.
A component of Oracle Mail that builds an in-memory, cached copy of the corporate directory, enabling faster lookup of user information when using the Oracle WebMail client.
Most commonly refers to a group of computers whose host names share a common suffix, the domain name.
A set of specific conditions that gets applied to message in various stages of the delivery cycle in order to prevent viruses and other harmful agents from getting into the Oracle Mail system.
A firewall is software installed on a special piece of hardware, such as a router, that acts as an intermediary to protect a set of computers or networks from outside attack. It regulates access to computers on a local area network from outside, and regulates access to outside computers from within the local area network. A firewall can work either by acting as a proxy server that forwards requests so that the requests behave as though they were issued by the firewall machine, or by examining requests and attempting to eliminate suspect calls.
flashback mail recovery
Process of using Oracle Flashback Database feature to recover e-mail from the Oracle Collaboration Suite Database.
A background process that works inside the Oracle Collaboration Suite Database and performs periodic tasks, such as garbage collection, which cleans up deleted message bodies. Additional tasks include performing Oracle Text index synchronization and optimization for enabling message body search, and moving message bodies to tertiary storage tablespaces.
The creation, management, and use of online, or digital, entities. Identity management involves securely managing the full life cycle of a digital identity from creation (provisioning of digital identities) to maintenance (enforcing organizational policies regarding access to electronic resources), and, finally, to termination.
In Oracle Collaboration Suite, identity management is comprised of Oracle Internet Directory, Oracle Application Server Single Sign-On, and Oracle Delegated Administration Services.
A file containing database parameters present in
ORACLE_HOME. But the file that the database uses, by default, is
SID is the database SID. The administrator can also edit the name of the file.
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
A set of protocols for accessing information directories. LDAP is based on the standards contained within the X.500 standard, but is significantly simpler.
Mail server that processes messages addressed to distribution lists.
Message Transfer Agent (MTA)
The program responsible for receiving incoming e-mail and delivering the messages to individual users.
A mail exchange (MX) record is an entry in a domain name database that identifies the mail server that is responsible for handling e-mails for that domain name.
Network News Transport Protocol (NNTP)
The protocol used to post, distribute, and retrieve USENET messages. The official specification is RFC977.
Oracle Collaboration Suite 10g Database
Oracle Collaboration Suite Applications Tier
The second tier in a typical 3-tier architecture, in which the first tier is the host where the client is running; the second, which is also called the middle tier, is the host running the Oracle Collaboration Suite processes; and the third tier is where the Oracle Collaboration Suite Database runs.
Oracle Internet Directory
Oracle Internet Directory is a general purpose directory service that enables retrieval of information about dispersed users and network resources. Oracle Internet Directory combines LDAP version 3 with the high performance, scalability, robustness, and availability of the Oracle database.
A feature of Oracle9i and later that provides advanced search and retrieval services on content stored in an Oracle repository. It is fully integrated into OracleAS Portal to provide users with the ability to perform a full text search and retrieval of content managed within the OracleAS Portal schema of the Oracle Application Server Metadata Repository. It also provides automatic grouping and classification of results by gist and theme.
In general, parameters are characteristics used to customize a program. For example, file names, page lengths, and font specifications could all be considered parameters.
Quota refers to the amount of predetermined space each user is allotted to store messages in the Oracle Collaboration Suite Database.
A set of files that protect altered database data in memory that has not been written to the datafiles. The redo log can consist of two parts: the online redo log and the archived redo log.
Secure/Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME)
Standard for signing and encrypting mail messages.
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
An industry standard protocol designed by Netscape Communications Corporation for securing network connections. SSL provides authentication, encryption, and data integrity using public key infrastructure (PKI).
Simple Authentication and Security Layer (SASL)
A method for adding authentication support to connection-based protocols. To use this specification, a protocol includes a command for identifying and authenticating a user to a server and for optionally negotiating a security layer for subsequent protocol interactions. The command has a required argument identifying a SASL mechanism.
Tertiary storage is a separate tablespace used to hold old messages. Using a separate tablespace allows administrators to use a possibly larger (and cheaper) storage medium, different from the active storage area for new messages.
An application that executes the user interface within a Web browser and the business logic on a remote server.
Transport Layer Security (TLS)
A cryptographic protocol that provides secure communication over the Internet.