Timely Completion for Internet Messaging Services

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (fax WG)
Authors Dave Crocker  , Graham Klyne 
Last updated 2015-10-14 (latest revision 2001-11-06)
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Intended RFC status Proposed Standard
Expired & archived
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Stream WG state WG Document
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IESG IESG state Expired (IESG: Dead)
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Responsible AD Scott Hollenbeck
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This specification provides a way to request timely completion for Internet mail delivery, for services such as facsimile and voice messaging. Traditional Internet mail uses a _postal_ mail model, with normal delivery having an indeterminate gap between delivery into a mailbox and processing by the recipient. Timely completion adds a timelines service feature and extends delivery processing all the way to the recipient. This specification provides a deterministic service quality response, while preserving most of the traditional roles and responsibilities of the agents involved in email transfers.


Dave Crocker (dcrocker@brandenburg.com)
Graham Klyne (graham.klyne@mimesweeper.com)

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