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RE: Last Call: SMTP Service Extension for Content Negotiation to Proposed Standard
At 09:31 +1000 on 07/04/2002, Gerry Sancataldo wrote about RE: Last
Call: SMTP Service Extension for Content Negot:
I am involved in the technical support/ training area for fax and
internet fax devices and would just like to add that typically a
message/transaction is directed to one recipient only.
(I make no judgement as to other services that may piggyback on SMTP
and if they will typically include multiple recipients).
As the number of Multi-function devices supporting Internet fax move
to an increasing number of options (colour copiers etc supporting
Internet fax) I suspect that the onus should be on the recipient
client to confirm its capabilities, not the server.
I make no judgement as to other services that may piggyback on SMTP
and if they will typically include multiple recipients.
I think you might be looking at the issue from a inaccurate
prospective. What is being attempted is to port the "Fax Broadcast"
Scenario to delivering the Fax via the Internet as opposed to POTS.
In the POTS Broadcast method, each copy is a separate connection and
thus any reformatting is done due to the Connect Handshake
Capabilities exchange. This tailoring capability needs to be
preserved. If you feel (or have some data to support) that only an
insignificant number of the total Fax Volume are Broadcast
(multi-addressed) Faxes, then that might support your initial