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Topic: electronic mail headers

computer science > Group: electronic mail


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electronic mail
attribute-value pairs as information
routing electronic mailing
semi-structured text
semistructured messages for automated processing

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Summary

A message includes a header of information for automated processing; tagged with a unique keywords; using standard names and data formats.

Extend idea to semi-structured messages which have keywords and expected contents (but may also include arbitrary contents). This prompts the sender and receiver and allows automated handling. (cbb 11/88)

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Quote: an electronic mail message consists of a header of formatted data and an unstructured body [tsicD1_1983]
Quote: Netnews on USENET uses the mail format defined for ARPANET [hortMR10_1986]
Quote: USENET mail headers consist of 'keyword: value pairs' with comments in parentheses [hortMR10_1986]

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Topic: attribute-value pairs as information
Topic: routing electronic mailing
Topic: semi-structured text
Topic: semistructured messages for automated processing

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e-mail header

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