Policy-Mandated Labels Such as "Adv:" in Email Subject Headers Considered Ineffective At Best
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <firstname.lastname@example.org>, RFC Editor <email@example.com> Subject: Document Action: 'Policy-Mandated Labels Such as "Adv:" in Email Subject Headers Considered Ineffective At Best' to Informational RFC The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Policy-Mandated Labels Such as "Adv:" in Email Subject Headers Considered Ineffective At Best ' <draft-malamud-subject-line-06.txt> as an Informational RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Scott Hollenbeck. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-malamud-subject-line-06.txt
Technical Summary This memo discusses policies that require certain labels to be inserted in the "Subject:" header of a mail message. Such policies are difficult to specify accurately while remaining compliant with key RFCs and are likely to be ineffective at best. This memo discusses an alternate, standards-compliant approach that is significantly simpler to specify and is somewhat less likely to be ineffective. Working Group Summary This document is the work of an individual submitter. It has not been reviewed by an IETF working group. Protocol Quality Scott Hollenbeck has reviewed this document for the IESG.