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Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Service Extension for Delivery Status Notifications (DSNs)

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This is an older version of an Internet-Draft that was ultimately published as RFC 3461.
Author Keith Moore
Last updated 2020-01-21 (Latest revision 2002-09-12)
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Responsible AD Ned Freed
IESG note RFCs 3461-3464 published 23-Jan-2003
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        RFC 3461

        Title:      Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Service
                    Extension for Delivery Status Notifications (DSNs)
        Author(s):  K. Moore
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       January 2003
        Pages:      38
        Characters: 76076
        Obsoletes:  1891

        I-D Tag:    draft-moore-rfc1891bis-02.txt


This memo defines an extension to the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
(SMTP) service, which allows an SMTP client to specify (a) that
Delivery Status Notifications (DSNs) should be generated under certain
conditions, (b) whether such notifications should return the contents
of the message, and (c) additional information, to be returned with a
DSN, that allows the sender to identify both the recipient(s) for
which the DSN was issued, and the transaction in which the original
message was sent.

This is now a Draft Standard Protocol.

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