Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
draft-klensin-rfc5321bis-02

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Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Author John Klensin 
Last updated 2020-06-29 (latest revision 2019-12-27)
Replaced by draft-ietf-emailcore-rfc5321bis
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https://www.ietf.org/archive/id/draft-klensin-rfc5321bis-02.txt

Abstract

This document is a specification of the basic protocol for Internet electronic mail transport. It consolidates, updates, and clarifies several previous documents, making all or parts of most of them obsolete. It covers the SMTP extension mechanisms and best practices for the contemporary Internet, but does not provide details about particular extensions. Although SMTP was designed as a mail transport and delivery protocol, this specification also contains information that is important to its use as a "mail submission" protocol for "split-UA" (User Agent) mail reading systems and mobile environments.

Authors

John Klensin (john-ietf@jck.com)

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