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"RFCs 2822 and 2821 officially obsoleted by RFCs 5322 and 5321" - but what does that mean? One man's attempt to track the changes:


Well, for one thing, it looks like the backscatter excuse/cause "Required by RFC 822" has finally been invalidated. Well, sort of, maybe. But yes, it is good to have a rebuttal better than "You stupid little cretin, nobody does that any more," because surprising numbers did still 'do that'. As for the rest - my brain hurts, no coffee yet ...

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