[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.

Thoughts?

d/
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Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking
bbiw.net


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