Email Authentication Status Codes
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: IETF-Announce <email@example.com> Cc: RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Email Authentication Status Codes' to Proposed Standard (draft-ietf-appsawg-email-auth-codes-07.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Email Authentication Status Codes' (draft-ietf-appsawg-email-auth-codes-07.txt) as Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Applications Area Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Barry Leiba and Pete Resnick. A URL of this Internet Draft is: http://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-ietf-appsawg-email-auth-codes/
Technical Summary This specification registers Enhanced Status Codes for email authentication failures. The intended status is Proposed Standard as the specification seeks to improve interoperability by allowing the SMTP server to provide more information to the SMTP client. Review and Consensus The document was discussed by seven participants within the Applications Area Working Group and it has the consensus of the working group. Most of issues raised were resolved. An outstanding issue is the term "author-aligned". It was agreed to resolve that during the Last Call. The significant issue was how to handle cases where multiple authentication checks failed. Alexey Melnikov was not convinced about having an enhanced status code for that case, but in the end is okay with doing that as it provides more information. There was agreement to assign an enhanced status code for such a case. There was some discussion about whether to register additional enhanced status codes for DMARC. The working group agreed to handle that as part of the DMARC work. There was a very strong objection to including enhanced status codes for DKIM as it violates a recommendation in RFC 6376. There was agreement to have text in this document to make it clear that is not recommended behaviour and it is a local policy decision, and this allayed the objections. Personnel The document shepherd is S. Moonesamy. The Responsible Area Director is Barry Leiba.