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There are a variety of different types of messaging in the networking environment. People exchange messages in real time or in non-real time via chat, instant messaging, and electronic mail messaging. There are also mobile messaging services, as described in the previous topic.

Messaging is also used by applications to exchange information across network connections in non-real time. In this context, messaging is a programming tool that provides middleware functionality. See "Middleware and Messaging" and "MOM (Message-Oriented Middleware)."

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