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6.1.1 RFC 2821 Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Printer Friendly   Email This FAQ   Discuss
This document is a self-contained specification of the basic protocol for the Internet electronic mail transport. It consolidates, updates and clarifies, but doesn't add new or change existing functionality of the following:
  • the original SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) specification of RFC 821 [30]
  • domain name system requirements and implications for mail transport from RFC 1035 [22] and RFC 974 [27]
  • the clarifications and applicability statements in RFC 1123 [2]
  • material drawn from the SMTP Extension mechanisms [19]


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