Simple Notification and Alarm Protocol (SNAP)

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Author Noam Shapira 
Last updated 2002-11-06
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This memo suggests a protocol for messaging notification in which a messaging system (e.g. email server, voice mail system, etc.) notifies a notification service, and through it the user, that changes have occurred in a user's mailbox (new message arrived, mailbox is full, etc.). The protocol aims to provide the end-user with unified notification of events occurring on different messaging systems. A mailing list has been established to discuss this draft and promote the issue of Notification to RFC. To subscribe, send email with 'subscribe snap' to or using web at


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