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EMA work group initiates transfer test.

The Electronic Messaging Association's Message Attachment Work Group (MAWG) is testing the feasibility of a standard means of conveying message attachments between different messaging systems. The MAWG is testing the File Transfer Body Part (FTBP) for sending message attachments via X.400. This proposed standard will make it easier for e-mail users to send message attachments (files that can accompany e-mail messages) between disparate electronic messaging systems.

Sending message attachments between different messaging systems has been challenging to users because not all systems will accept one another's attachments. Electronic messages can usually be sent between systems, but sometimes accompanying file attachments are untranslatable or lost.

Nineteen companies are committed as initial participants in the feasibility testing of the File Transfer Body Part, scheduled to begin immediately and continue through April 1995. EMA has issued an open invitation for other companies to participate in the bilateral test.

For more information, contact EMA, 1655 North Fort Myer Drive, Suite 850, Arlington VA 22209,703/524-5550.

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Title Annotation:Electronic Messaging Association's Message Attachment Work Group tests file transfer standard
Publication:Information Today
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Nov 1, 1994
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