Building and Parsing E-Mail

This is the first of four chapters on the important topic of e-mail. This particular chapter does not discuss network communication. Instead, it sets the stage for the next three:

  • This chapter describes how e-mail messages are formatted, with a particular focus on the correct inclusion of multimedia and internationalization. This establishes the payload format for the protocols outlined in the subsequent three chapters.
  • Chapter 13 explains the Simple Mail Transport Protocol (SMTP), which is used to transport e-mail messages from the machine on which they are composed to the server that holds the message, ...

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