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Topic: computational mail

computer science > Group: electronic mail


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electronic mail
attachments to electronic mail
examples of coordination systems
implementing distributed systems and applications
mobile code
multi-media and electronic mail
remote procedure call
responses to electronic mail
security issues with electronic mail
semistructured messages for automated processing
sending an object across a network
updating information with rumor mongering and random updates

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Summary

Email can deliver any digital content, including programs and executable code.

Programs may send email messages to deliver data and trigger actions.

Email is easily spoofed and cannot be trusted. (cbb 3/07)

Subtopic: digital attachments up

Quote: should be able to mail anything that can be digitized, e.g., Andrew allows interactive tables etc. [boreN2_1988]
Quote: an attachment to electronic mail is an arbitrary file that can be retrieved, displayed, piped, or saved [comeDE11_1986]

Subtopic: sending programs by e-mail up

Quote: for computational email, send a program in a well-defined language; executed by the recipient [boreNS11_1992]

Subtopic: rumor mongering up

Quote: rumor mongering -- mail updates until they're old news at multiple sites [demeA8_1987]

Subtopic: voting up

Quote: Andrew users can send mail that asks for votes; automatically returned [boreN2_1988]

Subtopic: security up

Quote: computational email needs to be secure; at least compared to generally accepted risks [boreNS11_1992]
Quote: risks for computational email--destruction of resources, theft of resources, and deprivation of resources [boreNS11_1992]
Quote: secure, computational email by restricted access to a single subdirectory; e.g., limit size and number of created files [boreNS11_1992]
Quote: secure, computational email by disallowing nonprintable characters [boreNS11_1992]

Subtopic: worms up

Quote: a worm program maintains a communicating set of segments on several machines; foundation for a distributed user program [shocJF3_1982]
Quote: while developing a distributed worm control algorithm is difficult, the final result worked well [shocJF3_1982]

Related up

Topic: attachments to electronic mail
Topic: examples of coordination systems
Topic: implementing distributed systems and applications
Topic: mobile code
Topic: multi-media and electronic mail
Topic: remote procedure call
Topic: responses to electronic mail
Topic: security issues with electronic mail
Topic: semistructured messages for automated processing
Topic: sending an object across a network
Topic: updating information with rumor mongering and random updates

Subtopics up

digital attachments
rumor mongering
security
sending programs by e-mail
voting
worms

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