Quick Mail Transfer Protocol (QMTP)

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Author D. Bernstein 
Last updated 1997-02-03 (latest revision 1998-08-14)
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The Quick Mail Transfer Protocol (QMTP) is a replacement for the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). QMTP eliminates any need for end-of-line scanning between hosts with the same end-of-line convention. It features automatic pipelining and chunking, 8-bit transmission, prior declaration of the message size, and efficient batching. It is designed to be very easy to implement.


D. Bernstein (djb@pobox.com)

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