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1. messaging A file belonging to a particular user on a
particular computer in which received electronic mail
messages are stored ready for the user to read them. A
mailbox may be just an electronic mail address to which
messages are sent and may not actually correspond to a file if
the messages are processed automatically, e.g. a mail server
2. programming A destination for interprocess messages in a
message passing system. A mailbox is a message queue,
usually stored in the memory of the processor on which the
receiving process is running. Primitives are provided for
sending a message to a named mailbox and for reading messages
from a mailbox.