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Enhanced Mail System Status Codes (RFC3463)

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Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-14
Document File: 17 page(s) / 32K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

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G. Vaudreuil: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document defines a set of extended status codes for use within the mail system for delivery status reports, tracking, and improved diagnostics. In combination with other information provided in the Delivery Status Notification (DSN) delivery report, these codes facilitate media and language independent rendering of message delivery status.

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Network Working Group                                       G. Vaudreuil

Request for Comments: 3463                           Lucent Technologies

Obsoletes: 1893                                             January 2003

Category: Standards Track

                   Enhanced Mail System Status Codes

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 (2003).  All Rights Reserved.

Abstract

   This document defines a set of extended status codes for use within

   the mail system for delivery status reports, tracking, and improved

   diagnostics.  In combination with other information provided in the

   Delivery Status Notification (DSN) delivery report, these codes

   facilitate media and language independent rendering of message

   delivery status.

Table of Contents

   1.   Overview ......................................................2

   2.   Status Code Structure .........................................3

   3.   Enumerated Status Codes .......................................5

     3.1  Other or Undefined Status ...................................6

     3.2  Address Status ..............................................6

     3.3  Mailbox Status ..............................................7

     3.4  Mail system status ..........................................8

     3.5  Network and Routing Status ..................................9

     3.6  Mail Delivery Protocol Status ..............................10

     3.7  Message Content or Message Media Status ....................11

     3.8  Security or Policy Status ..................................12

   4.   References ...................................................13

   5.   Security Considerations ......................................13

        Appendix A - Collected Status Codes ..........................14

        Appendix B - Changes from RFC1893 ............................15

        Author's Address .............................................15

        Full Copyright Statement .....................................16

Vaudreuil                   Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3463           Enhanced Mail System Status Codes        January 2003

1. Overview

   There is a need for a standard mechanism for the reporting of mail

   system errors richer than the limited set offered by SMTP and the

   system specific text descriptions sent in mail messages.  Th...