Internet Message Format
Draft of message to be sent after approval:
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: 'Internet Message Format' to Draft Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Internet Message Format ' <draft-resnick-2822upd-07.txt> as a Draft Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Lisa Dusseault. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-resnick-2822upd-07.txt
Technical Summary This document specifies the Internet Message Format (IMF), a syntax for text messages that are sent between computer users, within the framework of "electronic mail" messages. This specification is a revision of Request For Comments (RFC) 2822, which itself superseded Request For Comments (RFC) 822, "Standard for the Format of ARPA Internet Text Messages", updating it to reflect current practice and incorporating incremental changes that were specified in other RFCs. Working Group Summary No working group is currently extant on core email formats. Subsequently, this document was reviewed on the ietf-822 mailing list, which had been set up by DRUMS. Pointers to the discussions there were periodically sent to other mailing lists populated with email people, such as ietf-smtp, the EAI working group, the LEMONADE working group, and the IMAP-EXT working group. Document Quality The current document represents implementation experience from the past 7 years in email since RFC 2822 was published. As an update intended to move the internet message format to Draft Standard status, the key issues was to remove features not implemented by vendors and to tighten down the specification to represent what has been implemented. Personnel Tony Hansen is the Doc Shepherd. Lisa Dusseault reviewed this for the IESG. A number of reviewers from the email community were involved, including such notables as Ned Freed, John Klensin, and Dave Crocker.