- When the term ~/.gnus.el is used it just means your Gnus
configuration file. You might as well call it ~/.gnus or
specify another name.
- Back End
- In Gnus terminology a back end is a virtual server, a layer
between core Gnus and the real NNTP-, POP3-, IMAP- or
whatever-server which offers Gnus a standardized interface
to functions like "get message", "get Headers" etc.
- When the term Emacs is used in this FAQ, it means either GNU
Emacs or XEmacs.
- In this FAQ message means a either a mail or a posting to a
Usenet Newsgroup or to some other fancy back end, no matter
of which kind it is.
- MUA is an acronym for Mail User Agent, it's the program you
use to read and write e-mails.
- NUA is an acronym for News User Agent, it's the program you
use to read and write Usenet news.