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From V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (February 2016) :
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (RFC 821, TCP/IP)
From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :
Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
(SMTP) A protocol defined in STD 10, RFC
821, used to transfer electronic mail between computers,
usually over Ethernet. It is a server to server protocol,
so other protocols are used to access the messages. The SMTP
dialog usually happens in the background under the control of
the message transfer agent, e.g. sendmail but it is
possible to interact with an SMTP server using telnet to
connect to the normal SMTP port, 25. E.g.
telnet mhs-relay.ac.uk 25
You should normally start by identifying the local host:
You can then issue commands to verify an address or expand an
or expand a mailing list:
You can even send a message:
What is the point?
This is useful if you want to find out exactly what is
happening to your message at a certain point.
See also Post Office Protocol, RFC 822, sendmail.
Contactemail@example.com Specification=RFC 2229