Thanks for correcting the details.
RFC 822 defines a header, which is clearly outside the SMTP envelope. The
RFC 822 header is separated from the content by a blank line. The subject
line is before this blank line, so it cannot be protected by a content
Sorry for any confusion that may have resulted from the loose terminology
in my first message.
At 09:28 AM 12/18/2001 -0800, ned(_dot_)freed(_at_)mrochek(_dot_)com wrote:
The subject line issue is not a problem in the X.400 world. SMTP
the subject line is in the envelope.
On the contrary, in SMTP the subject field is part of the content, not part
of the envelope. Specifically, it is part of the message header.
The corresponding X.400 protocols
(P1, P3, and P7) do not. In X.400, the subject line is part of the
This part is correct, but it fails to get at the reason why X.400 and SMTP
differ in their ability to protect the entire content of a message end to
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