Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions. A method of sending binary data via e-mail.
The social graces of online behaviour.
Currently battling with Microsoft for browser supremacy.
Message areas or discussion groups, covering every conceivable topic.
A program that adds to your Web browser to extend its capabilities.
Post Office Protocol. E-mail system that is faster than SMTP.
An agreed way for two network devices to communicate with each other.
A database of information on URLs. Internet users can search these databases using a variety of techniques to find the information they need.
An organisation offering connection facilities to the Net.
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol. Part of the TCP/IP family, this is used to transfer e-mail between one computer and another.
Unwanted or junk e-mail.
Secure Socket Layer. An encryption system often used for e-commerce, it makes use of digital certificates to authenticate merchants.
Transmission Control Protocol. One of the protocols on which the Internet is based.
Uniform Resource Locator. The location or address details of a specific site (e.g. http://redpen.co.uk).