Sieve Email Filtering: Imap4flags Extension
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, sieve mailing list <email@example.com>, sieve chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'SIEVE Email Filtering: IMAP flag Extension' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'SIEVE Email Filtering: IMAP flag Extension ' <draft-ietf-sieve-imapflags-06.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Sieve Mail Filtering Language Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Lisa Dusseault and Alexey Melnikov. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-sieve-imapflags-06.txt
Technical Summary The SIEVE imap4flags extension provides the ability for a SIEVE script to set flags on messages as they are delivered into an IMAP message store. The extension defines a number of new actions, and modifies two existing actions to allow the setting of flags. It can be used in the presence of the variables extension, or without it. The draft has a description of how interactions with other SIEVE extensions/actions are handled. There is a security considerations section. This draft is being submitted for Proposed Standard. Working Group Summary The imap4flags extension was originally submitted as an individual contribution several years ago. It has had minor changes since then, mostly in relation to its interaction with the variable extension. There are now several deployed implementations of this specification. Working group last call was issued in September 2005 and a number of minor clarifications and errors were fixed based on comments, and subsequent post-last-call comments. Protocol Quality Many implementations of this extension have already been developed and deployed. Most participants are eager to see this spec published as an RFC. There were at least 6 individuals (not including WG chairs) who posted comments during or post WG last call, and who indicated approval of the spec, with the WGLC changes included. The SIEVE WG has reviewed the draft and discussed it at several meetings. Last-call (and post last-call) reviews included: - Philip Guenther - David Cridland - Aaron Stone - Ken Murchison - Ned Freed Lisa Dusseault reviewed this spec for the IESG. Note to RFC Editor On publication, please remove Section 0 (zero) IANA Note Yoshiko Chong reviewed this for IANA. There is an IANA action to register a new SIEVE extension.