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vendor independent messaging (VIM)

Vendor Independent Messaging (VIM) is an application programming interface (API) between an email application and a message-related service

such as message storage. With a unified VIM programming interface, email front-ends from different vendors can communicate with different mail servers. Such an interface

would allowa word processor

toexchange data

with aspreadsheet

through aprovider 's mail server, even if the application programs

are from different vendors. VIM was developed jointly by Apple, IBM, Borland, Lotus, and Novell and is similar to Microsoft's Messaging Application Programming Interface (MAPI), Common Mail Calls (CMC), and the Open Collaborative Environment (OCE).

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Englisch: vendor independent messaging - VIM
Updated at: 29.06.2009
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