IMAP Support for UTF-8

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (eai WG)
Authors Pete Resnick  , Chris Newman  , Sean Shen 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2010-11-09)
Replaced by RFC 6855
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
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This specification extends the Internet Message Access Protocol version 4rev1 (IMAP4rev1) to support UTF-8 encoded international characters in user names, mail addresses and message headers.


Pete Resnick (
Chris Newman (
Sean Shen (

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