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Title : SMTP Service Extensions for Transmission of Large and
Binary MIME Messages
Author(s) : G. Vaudreuil
Filename : draft-vaudreuil-esmtp-binary2-02.txt
Pages : 12
Date : 09-Aug-00
This memo defines two extensions to the SMTP service. The first
service enables a SMTP client and server to negotiate the use of an
alternative to the DATA command, called 'BDAT' for efficiently sending
large MIME messages. The second extension takes advantage of the BDAT
command to permit the negotiated sending of binary contents wrapped in
MIME but without a transport encoding. This document is intended to
update and obsolete RFC1830.
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