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        RFC 3207

        Title:      SMTP Service Extension for
                    Secure SMTP over Transport Layer Security
        Author(s):  P. Hoffman
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       February 2002
        Mailbox:    phoffman@imc.org
        Pages:      9
        Characters: 18679
        Obsoletes:  2487

        I-D Tag:    draft-hoffman-rfc2487bis-06.txt

        URL:        ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc3207.txt

This document describes an extension to the SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer
Protocol) service that allows an SMTP server and client to use TLS
(Transport Layer Security) to provide private, authenticated
communication over the Internet.  This gives SMTP agents the ability
to protect some or all of their communications from eavesdroppers and

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
for improvements.  Please refer to the current edition of the
"Internet Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the
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