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document updated 16 years ago, on Mar 6, 2008
Koos van den Hout : Got an RFC-822 license plate

The RFC-822 license plate

For years I was on a quest for the RFC 822 license plate. I looked in license plate shops in the US, I asked around on Internet, I searched websites. And now..

My quest has ended. On September 27th 1999 I received a California license plate reading 'RFC 822'. I have been looking for this one for years, and a group of people have given me the plate for my 30th birthday. Thankyou.

RFC-822 is the original standard for the format of E-mail messages. It's entry in the rfc-index is :

0822  S     D. Crocker, "Standard for the format of ARPA Internet text  
           messages", 08/13/1982. (Pages=47) (Format=.txt) (Obsoletes 
           RFC0733) (STD 11) (Updated by RFC1327, RFC0987) 
You can read the RFC yourself via for example the RIPE ftp server as

This is a bit of 'holy grail' for me since I am quite interested in how E-mail works.

Koos van den Hout ( )