[rfc-dist] RFC 4865 on SMTP Submission Service Extension for Future Message Release

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        RFC 4865

        Title:      SMTP Submission Service Extension for 
                    Future Message Release 
        Author:     G. White, G. Vaudreuil
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       May 2007
        Mailbox:    g.a.white at comcast.net, 
                    GregV at ieee.org
        Pages:      11
        Characters: 21495
        Updates:    RFC3463, RFC3464

        I-D Tag:    draft-vaudreuil-futuredelivery-04.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4865.txt

This memo defines an extension to the SMTP submission protocol for a
client to indicate a future time for the message to be released for
delivery.  This extension permits a client to use server-based
storage for a message that should be held in queue until an
appointed time in the future.  This is useful for clients which do
not have local storage or are otherwise unable to release a message
for delivery at an appointed time.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

STANDARDS TRACK: 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 standardization 
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