Similar to an "inbox" on a desk where incoming work gets placed until you are ready to process it, this refers to an area in your e-mail program that holds the incoming e-mail messages you receive. The outbox refers to e-mail messages that are waiting to be sent. You may hear someone say "I've got to clean up my inbox, that thread about the office party has taken it over."

See also : e-mail or email  queue  
NetLingo Classification: Technical Terms