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Donald V. Glen and Ray E. Thompson

Abstract: This report describes the effort which will be undertaken to determine telecommunication standards necessary for interconnection to the United States Postal Service (USPS) planned long-range Electronic Mail Service System (EMSS). This work is in compliance with an Administration Policy Statement which requires that organizations desiring to input messages into a future USPS EMSS via telecommunications means can do so if the interconnection standards are satisfied.

Keywords: communication protocols; Electronic Mail Service System (EMSS); telecommunication standards; United States Postal Service (USPS)

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