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message switching

See message switch.

message switch

A computer system used to switch data between various points. Computers have always been ideal switches due to their input/output and compare capabilities. It inputs the data, compares its destination with a set of stored destinations and routes it accordingly. Note: A "message" switch is a generic term for a data routing device, but a "messaging" switch converts mail and messaging protocols. See messaging switch and router.

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Message Handling Servicemessage transfer agent
message handling systemMessagePad
message headermessaging
message integritymessaging API
message keymessaging app
message passingmessaging gateway
message queuemessaging middleware
message sequence chartmessaging-oriented middleware
message switchmessaging protocol

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