Sieve Email Filtering: Environment Extension
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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: Protocol Action: 'Sieve Email Filtering: Environment Extension' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Sieve Email Filtering: Environment Extension ' <draft-freed-sieve-environment-06.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Chris Newman. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-freed-sieve-environment-06.txt
Technical Summary This document describes the "environment" extension to the Sieve email filtering language. The "environment" extension gives a Sieve script access to information about the Sieve interpreter itself, where it is running, and about any transport connection currently involved in transferring the message. Working Group Summary This is an individual submission, but the document was extensively reviewed on the Sieve WG mailing list. There was strong support in favor of this document from implementors. There were some discussions about list of initial attributes specified in the document, but most of them were centered around naming. IETF Last Call Summary There was fairly extensive discussion during IETF last call which resulted in several improvements to the document. It was noted during last call that the extension has two different kinds of environment information: static information about the evaluation engine and dynamic information about remote IP/host. The community felt it was not a problem to have one syntax cover both kinds of environment data. Document Quality At least 5 people have reviewed the current or earlier versions of the document. Posted comments were addressed in the latest revision. There is 1 existing implementation and at least 3 more are planned. Personnel Alexey Melnikov is the document shepherd. Chris Newman is the responsible area director. Note to RFC Editor Abstract OLD: The "environment" extension gives Sieve access to information about the environment where the Sieve interpreter is running. NEW: The "environment" extension gives a Sieve script access to information about the Sieve interpreter itself, where it is running, and about any transport connection currently involved in transferring the message.