E-mail, the computer industry's most rapidly growing application, represents a new frontier in the world of communications. Organizations face a strategic imperative to buy or build robust messaging infrastructures that integrate e-mail and electronic commerce traffic. This strategic imperative is driven by globalization, the emergence of the information economy , and social changes which are in turn driving the reinvention of large organizations. This book explores the e-mail markets, both private e-mail products and public e-mail services, noting how they are following industry and technology trends. It describes e-mail technology and standards, with extensive coverage of Lan e-mail , host e-mail, and e-mail integration environments as well as public e-mail (X.400 and Internet) and directory services. It also provides practical advice to users on strategies for deploying e-mail networks. 0201568608B04062001Blum, Daniel J. is the author of 'E-Mail Frontier: Emerging Markets and Evolving Technology' with ISBN 9780201568608 and ISBN 0201568608.