1 Introduction

The NT LAN Manager (NTLM) Authentication: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Extension specifies the use of NTLM authentication (as specified in [MS-NLMP]) by the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) to facilitate client authentication to a Windows SMTP server. SMTP specifies a protocol for reliable and efficient transmission of email. A detailed definition of SMTP is specified in [RFC5321] and [RFC5322].

The NT LAN Manager (NTLM) Authentication: Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Extension uses the SMTP-AUTH command (as specified in [RFC2554] section 4) and SMTP response codes to negotiate NTLM authentication and send authentication data.

Sections 1.5, 1.8, 1.9, 2, and 3 of this specification are normative. All other sections and examples in this specification are informative.

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