This is sort of blue-sky, but I'm submitting it anyway, for the record. QMTP is a next-generation replacement for the SMTP protocol. It's already supported by the qmail SMTP server. To quote the QMTP spec: The Quick Mail Transfer Protocol (QMTP) is a replacement for the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). QMTP eliminates any need for end-of-line scanning between hosts with the same end-of-line convention. It features automatic pipelining and chunking, 8-bit transmission, prior declaration of the message size, and efficient batching. It is designed to be very easy to implement. QMTP is supported by the qmail-qmtpd and maildir2qmtp programs in the qmail package.
confirm and mark for enhancement/help wanted
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Target Milestone: --- → Future
Interesting, but looks suspiciously like bloat; we're talking here about a protocol that has not made it past Internet-Draft stage and is unlikely to be implemented by other MTAs as matters stand (given that the author has a well-known reputation of being very good at writing software and very bad at working constructively with other people.) This isn't really an issue until someone steps up to implement it, I guess.
I think this can safely be WONTFIX. It's barely a stub on Wikipedia, no RFC, draft appears to have expired (over) a decade ago.
Status: NEW → RESOLVED
Last Resolved: 10 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
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