BeeMail : Java Glossary
I have left this tombstone entry for historical interest.
Was a scheme for sending very large email attachments which are often blocked by
various mailservers or ISPs (Internet Service Providers). Large attachments were
transparently compressed and uploaded to a server over an encrypted link. The message
was sent normally with an URL (Uniform Resource Locator) replacing the attachment.
To retrieve the attachment the recipient launched a Java Applet to retrieve it from
the server. The scheme was more secure than ordinary email.