The Minger Email Address Verification Protocol

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Authors Arvel Hathcock  , Jonathan Merkel 
Last updated 2009-08-03 (latest revision 2008-07-09)
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This document describes the Minger protocol. Minger is a protocol which allows a mail handling entity to query a remote service and ask the question "do you accept mail for this email address?" It includes security in the form of a hashed shared secret but can also be used anonymously if desired.


Arvel Hathcock (
Jonathan Merkel (

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