[rfc-dist] STD 72, RFC 6409 on Message Submission for Mail

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        STD 72        
        RFC 6409

        Title:      Message Submission for Mail 
        Author:     R. Gellens, J. Klensin
        Status:     Standards Track
        Stream:     IETF
        Date:       November 2011
        Mailbox:    rg+ietf at qualcomm.com, 
                    john-ietf at jck.com
        Pages:      20
        Characters: 40153
        Obsoletes:  RFC4409
        See Also:   STD0072

        I-D Tag:    draft-ietf-yam-rfc4409bis-03.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc6409.txt

This memo splits message submission from message relay, allowing each
service to operate according to its own rules (for security, policy,
etc.), and specifies what actions are to be taken by a submission

Message relay is unaffected, and continues to use SMTP over port 25.

When conforming to this document, message submission uses the
protocol specified here, normally over port 587.

This separation of function offers a number of benefits, including
the ability to apply specific security or policy requirements.  

This document is a product of the Yet Another Mail Working Group of the IETF.

This is now an Internet Standard.

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 state and
status of this protocol.  Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

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