[mailhist-discuss] Origin of SMTP ?

Dave Crocker dcrocker at bbiw.net
Thu Apr 23 13:26:18 PDT 2015

Greetings, oh quiescent email history list.

Just saw something that prompts a question:

   Would you say that SMTP derived from RFC 780 (MTP)?

There were a number of failed efforts that preceded SMTP and while I
understanding thinking that things derived from RFC 780, it does not
match my recollection, other than Jon Postel's involvement in both.  I
remember the specification meetings, but don't remember being
particularly influenced by 780.

I'm asking after technical relationship, not about the involvement of
individuals or even the development process.


Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking

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