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2006-10-23 20:16:39


New version.  Mostly cleanup.  Adopted ADministrative Management Domain (ADMD)
as the latest term for what a Boundary MTA sits at the edge of.

Comments eagerly solicited.


-------- Original Message --------

A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts

        Title           : Internet Mail Architecture
        Author(s)       : D. Crocker
        Filename        : draft-crocker-email-arch-05.txt
        Pages           : 42
        Date            : 2006-10-23
Over its thirty-five year history Internet Mail has undergone
   significant changes in scale and complexity, as it has become a
   global infrastructure service.  The first standardized architecture
   for networked email specified a simple split between the user world,
   in the form of Mail User Agents (MUA), and the transmission world, in
   the form of the Mail Handling Service (MHS) composed of Mail Transfer
   Agents (MTA).  Core aspects of the service, such as mailbox address
   and basic message format style, have remained remarkably constant.

   However today Internet Mail is marked by many independent operators,
   many different components for providing users service and many others
   for performing message transfer.  Public discussion of the
   architecture has not kept pace with the real-world technical and
   operational refinements.  This document offers an enhanced Internet
   Mail architecture to reflect the current service.

A URL for this Internet-Draft is:


  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking

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