SMTP Service Extension for Secure SMTP over Transport Layer Security, February 2002
- File formats:
- PROPOSED STANDARD
- RFC 2487
- Updated by:
- RFC 7817
- P. Hoffman
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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 attackers. [STANDARDS-TRACK]
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.