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Cybermarketing, 2nd Edition by Upkar Pardesi, Matthew Bickerton, Pauline Bickerton

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Appendix 6

Technical terms for the Internet

Agents (also known as Bots, Robots, Worms or Spiders)

These are software programs that gather information or perform some other service in your absence at a pre-scheduled time within chosen parameters.

Attached file, Attachment or Enclosure

A file or number of files added to an e-mail message. An attachment is not included in the text of the e-mail, but is a file carried with the e-mail. This can prove useful for sending documents with complicated formatting such as Word documents.

Most popular e-mail programs, such as Microsoft Outlook, Notes or Netscape Mail, allow attachments. It is usually done simply by clicking the attach button (often shown as a paper-clip), then browsing the files on your ...

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