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They have true graphics, in place of the ascii-art.

This latest version It responds to additional, detailed review. The draft is incremental, with improved writing and figures, but no significant technical changes.


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

        Title           : Internet Mail Architecture
        Author(s)       : D. Crocker
        Filename        : draft-crocker-email-arch-11.txt
        Pages           : 49
        Date            : 2008-10-31

Over its thirty-five year history, Internet Mail has changed
significantly in scale and complexity, as it has become a global
infrastructure service.  These changes have been evolutionary, rather
than revolutionary, reflecting a strong desire to preserve both its
installed base and its usefulness.  To collaborate productively on
this large and complex system, all participants must work from a
common view of it and use a common language to describe its
components and the interactions among them.  But the many differences
in perspective currently make it difficult to know exactly what
another participant means.  To serve as the necessary common frame of
reference, this document describes the enhanced Internet Mail
architecture, reflecting the current service.

A URL for this Internet-Draft is:


  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking

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