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Title : Enhanced Security Services for S/MIME
Author(s) : P. Hoffman
Filename : draft-ietf-smime-ess-11.txt
Pages : 37
Date : 03-Mar-99
This document describes four optional security service extensions for
S/MIME. The services are:
- signed receipts
- security labels
- secure mailing lists
- signing certificates
The first three of these services provide functionality that is similar to
the Message Security Protocol [MSP4], but are useful in many other
environments, particularly business and finance. Signing certificates are
useful in any environment where certificates might be transmitted with
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