message handling system

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Message Handling System definition

messaging, standard
(MHS) The standard defined by ITU-T as X.400 and by ISO as Message-Oriented Text Interchange Standard (MOTIS). MHS is the X.400 family of services and protocols that provides the functions for global electronic mail transfer among local mail systems and MTAs.
It is used by CompuServe, among others.
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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