Recommendations for the transition of email services from IPv4 to IPv6 for Internet Service Providers

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Authors Heather Lord  , Jordan Rosenwald 
Last updated 2012-03-26 (latest revision 2011-09-12)
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This document contains a phased plan for how providers of email services can effect and manage the transition of email services from IPv4 to IPv6. It is expected that this will be effected over a period of years and it is unlikely that any transition will completely exclude the ongoing possibility of using IPv4 as a transport mechanism for email. This provides one possible implementation plan for transitioning email services on the Internet from a predominantly IPv4-based connectivity model that suports IPv6.


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