Email Authentication Status Codes

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (appsawg WG)
Author Murray Kucherawy 
Last updated 2014-05-09 (latest revision 2014-01-29)
Replaced by RFC 7372
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
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Stream WG state Adopted by a WG
Document shepherd S Moonesamy
IESG IESG state Replaced by draft-ietf-appsawg-email-auth-codes
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There is at present no way to return a status code to an email client that indicates a message is being rejected or deferred specifically because of email authentication failures. This document registers codes for this purpose.


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