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An Extensible Message Format for Delivery Status Notifications (RFC3464)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000011359D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Feb-14
Document File: 41 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

K. Moore: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This memo defines a Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME) content-type that may be used by a message transfer agent (MTA) or electronic mail gateway to report the result of an attempt to deliver a message to one or more recipients. This content-type is intended as a machine-processable replacement for the various types of delivery status notifications currently used in Internet electronic mail.

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Network Working Group� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � K. Moore

Request for Comments: 3464� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � University of Tennessee

Obsoletes: 1894� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � G. Vaudreuil

Category: Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � Lucent Technologies

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� � � An Extensible Message Format for Delivery Status Notifications

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 memo defines a Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (MIME)

� � content-type that may be used by a message transfer agent (MTA) or

� � electronic mail gateway to report the result of an attempt to deliver

� � a message to one or more recipients.� This content-type is intended

� � as a machine-processable replacement for the various types of

� � delivery status notifications currently used in Internet electronic

� � mail.

� � Because many messages are sent between the Internet and other

� � messaging systems (such as X.400 or the so-called "Local Area Network

� � (LAN)-based" systems), the Delivery Status Notification (DSN)

� � protocol is designed to be useful in a multi-protocol messaging

� � environment.� To this end, the protocol described in this memo

� � provides for the carriage of "foreign" addresses and error codes, in

� � addition to those normally used in Internet mail.� Additional

� � attributes may also be defined to support "tunneling" of foreign

� � notifications through Internet mail.

Moore & Vaudreuil� � � � � � � � � � Standards Track� � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � � [Page 1]

RFC 3464� � � � � � � � � � � � Delivery Status Notifications� � � � � � � � � January 2003

Table of Contents

� � 1. Introduction ....................................................3

� � � � 1.1 Purposes .....................................................3

� � � � 1.2 Requirements .................................................4

� � � � 1.3 Terminology ..................................................5

� � 2. Format of a Delivery Status Notification ........................7

� � � � 2.1 The message/delivery-status content-type .....................9

� � � � � 2.1.1 General conventions for DSN fields ........................9

� � � � � 2.1.2 "*-type" sub-fields .......................................9

� � � � � 2.1.3 Lexical tokens imported from RFC 822 .........