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Security of Electronic Mail



Shirley M. Radack


This ITL Bulletin summarizes NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-45, Guidelines on Electronic Mail Security, September 2002, which helps federal agencies improve the secure design, implementation, and operation of their electronic mail servers and clients.
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cyptography, electronic mail systems, email security, information security, information system standards, mail clients, mail servers, network security, operating system


Radack, S. (2003), Security of Electronic Mail, ITL Bulletin, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed June 24, 2024)


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Created January 1, 2003, Updated February 19, 2017