Is there an SMTP alternative out there? Im sick of rfc 822! Why go through all the troubl e of remaining 7 bit safe? I dont think my email ever has to go through 7bit hardware anymore.
What about MIME? (RFC 2045 ff.)
Btw., RFC 822 has been obsoleted by RFC 2822.
Yep the whole 7bit lot. Everything. I have to encapsulate a binary protocol in email and its a pain in the ass to make it interoperate with everybody.
You might be interested in SMTP service extensions in RFC 2821
and particulary the 8 bit MIME SMTP service extension RFC1652.