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X400 is a whole of protocols adapted to EDI

This Web site will bring you information on the standard X400 and its use which is made within the framework of EDI.

An electronic mail consists of a messages distribution between users connected to each other and starting from their workstations data-processing.The Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) can be defined as the exchange between computers concerning trade transactions by using networks and formats approved.

X400 recommendations can be selected like transmission system of data for EDI. The size of EDI files exchanged can be compared to the size of messages exchanged between human.

The series of X400 recommendations define an international standard for structure and transmission of electronic mail messages.

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Last update : june 2006