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Title:
Internet E-mail : protocols, standards, and implementation
Author:
Hughes, Lawrence E.
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Publication Information:
Boston : Artech House, [1998]

©1998
Physical Description:
xxii, 456 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780890069394
Format :
Book

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Summary

Aims to strengthen the reader's knowledge of the fundamental concepts and technical details necessary to develop, implement, or debug e-mail software. The text explains the underlying technology and describes the key Internet e-mail protocols and extensions such as SMTP, POP3, IMAP, MIME and DSN. It aims to help the reader build a sound understanding of e-mail archtitecture, message flow and tracing protocols, and includes real-world examples of message exchanges with program code that they can refer to when developing or debugging their own systems. The reader should also gain valuable insight into various security topics, including public and secret key encryption, digital signatures and key management. Each chapter begins with a detailed definition list to help speed the reader's understanding of technical terms and acronyms.


Author Notes

Lawrence Hughes received his B.S. in Mathematics from Florida State University.


Table of Contents

Basic Concepts
System Architecture
Internet E-Mail Architecture
Intermediate Concepts
Attachments and Address Books
Advanced Concepts
Security
Applications of Security
Standards-Based ("Open") E-Mail Versus Proprietary Systems
TCP/IP
The Internet Protocol Suite
DNS
The Domain Name System
Internet Directory Services
Microsoft Active Directory
Firewalls and Proxy Servers
Network Troubleshooting
SMTP
Simple Message Transfer Protocol
MIME
Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions
DSN
Delivery Status Notification Extensions
POP
Post Office Protocol
IMAP
Internet Message Access Protocol
ACAP
Application Configuration Access Protocol
NNTP
Network News Transfer Protocol