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Extended Facsimile Using Internet Mail (RFC2532)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000003118D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2000-Sep-13
Document File: 9 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

L. Masinter: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This document describes extensions to "Simple Mode of Facsimile Using Internet Mail" [RFC2305] and describes additional features, including transmission of enhanced document characteristics (higher resolution, color) and confirmation of delivery and processing.

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Network Working Group L. Masinter

Request for Comments: 2532 Xerox Corporation

Category: Standards Track D. Wing

Cisco Systems

March 1999

Extended Facsimile Using Internet Mail

Status of this Memo

This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for the

Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions for

improvements. Please refer to the current edition of the "Internet

Official Protocol Standards" (STD 1) for the standardization state

and status of this protocol. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Copyright Notice

Copyright (C) The Internet Society (1999). All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

This document describes extensions to "Simple Mode of Facsimile Using

Internet Mail" [RFC2305] and describes additional features, including

transmission of enhanced document characteristics (higher resolution,

color) and confirmation of delivery and processing.

These additional features are designed to provide the highest level

of interoperability with the existing and future standards-compliant

email infrastructure and mail user agents, while providing a level of

service that approximates the level currently enjoyed by fax users.

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1. Introduction

This document notes a number of enhancements to the "Simple Mode of

Facsimile Using Internet Mail" [RFC2305] that may be combined to

create an extended mode of facsimile using Internet mail.

The new features are designed to be interoperable with the existing

base of mail transfer agents (MTAs) and mail user agents (MUAs), and

take advantage of existing standards for advanced functionality such

as positive delivery confirmation and disposition notification. The

enhancements described in this document utilize the messaging

infrastructure, where possible, instead of creating fax-specific

features which are unlikely to be implemented in non-fax messaging

software.

This document standardizes the following two features.

* Delivery confirmation (Section 2) (required)

* Additional document features (Section 3) (optional)

These features are fully described in another document titled

"Terminology and Goals for Internet Fax"...