Status

MailNews Core
Networking
P3
enhancement
RESOLVED WONTFIX
18 years ago
10 years ago

People

(Reporter: Garth Wallace, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)

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({helpwanted})

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Future
helpwanted

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Description

18 years ago
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.

Comment 1

18 years ago
confirm and mark for enhancement/help wanted
Status: UNCONFIRMED → NEW
Ever confirmed: true
Keywords: helpwanted
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.
Product: MailNews → Core
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
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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