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BoMBS series: Behaviour of Mail Based Servers Part 1: C-BoMBS Classification of Breeds of Mail Based Servers

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (candidate for wg-msg WG)
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Author Jeroen Houttuin
Last updated 1995-07-24 (Latest revision 1994-06-02)
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This document defines a classification of Mail Based Servers (MBSs) based on their behaviour towards their users. The most important distinction is between mail responders (e.g. echo servers, file servers) and mail forwarders (e.g. mailing lists, auto-forwarders). The document aims at a global understanding of these MBS classes and other common MBS attributes, such as roles (administrators, owners), MBS lifetime and restricted MBS use.


Jeroen Houttuin

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