Secure Simple Mail Transport Protocol

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The Simple Mail Transport Protocol currently doesn't verify the authenticity of the message such that it allows spammers and scammers to exist without fear of retribution. This is due in part to the fact that almost all data contained within the DATA section of an SMTP mail transport can be spoofed. The SSMTP protocol would alleviate much of this concern.


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