An advanced Mail Transfer Protocol

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Author Hadmut Danisch 
Last updated 2003-04-16
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This memo suggests an advanced mail transfer protocol in order to find a modern, flexible, extensible, efficient, and robust successor of SMTP. The presented protocol uses a HTTP-ish syntax. It is designed to give the receiver of a message finer control over accepting or rejecting the message, and to allow negotiation of transport details. The memo is still in a very early state and intended to initiate a discussion, not to present a finished protocol. The protocol can be understood as a workbench for future mail extensions.


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