Protocol Action: 'Message Submission for Mail' to Draft Standard

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The IESG has approved the following document:

- 'Message Submission for Mail '
   <draft-gellens-submit-bis-02.txt> as a Draft Standard

This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an
IETF Working Group. 

The IESG contact person is Ted Hardie.

Technical Summary
This document describes a message submission service which
is distinct from message relay; this allows each service to
operate according to its own rules.  It specifies what actions 
are to be taken by a submission server.  When conformant to 
this document, message submission uses the
protocol specified here, normally over port 587.
Message relay is unaffected, and continues to use SMTP over port 25.

Working Group Summary
This update is the product of individual submitters.  The implementation
reports submitted indicate that this service has been widely implemented
and should advance along the standards track.

Protocol Quality
This document was reviewed for the IESG by Ted Hardie

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