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A No Soliciting Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) Service Extension (RFC3865)

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Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-17
Document File: 20 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

C. Malamud: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document proposes an extension to Soliciting Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) for an electronic mail equivalent to the real-world "No Soliciting" sign. In addition to the service extension, a new message header and extensions to the existing "received" message header are described.

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Network Working Group                                         C. Malamud

Request for Comments: 3865                           Memory Palace Press

Category: Standards Track                                 September 2004

         A No Soliciting Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP)

                           Service Extension

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 (2004).

Abstract

   This document proposes an extension to Soliciting Simple Mail

   Transfer Protocol (SMTP) for an electronic mail equivalent to the

   real-world "No Soliciting" sign.  In addition to the service

   extension, a new message header and extensions to the existing

   "received" message header are described.

Malamud                     Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3865                     No Soliciting                September 2004

Table of Contents

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

       1.1.  The Spam Pandemic. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3

       1.2.  No Soliciting in the Real World. . . . . . . . . . . . .  4

       1.3.  No Soliciting and Electronic Mail. . . . . . . . . . . .  5

   2.  The No-Soliciting SMTP Service Extension . . . . . . . . . . .  6

       2.1.  The EHLO Exchange. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

       2.2.  Solicitation Class Keywords. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  7

             2.2.1.  Note on Choice of Solicitation Class Keywords. .  8

       2.3.  The MAIL FROM Command. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9

       2.4.  Error Reporting and Enhanced Mail Status Codes . . . . . 10

       2.5.  Solicitation Mail Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

       2.6.  Insertion of Solicitation Keywords in Trace Fields . . . 11

       2.7.  Relay of Messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

       2.8.  No Default Solicitation Class. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

   3.  Security Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

   4.  IANA Considerations  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

       4.1.  The Mail Parameters Registry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13

       4.2.  Trace Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

       4.3.  The Solicitation Mail Header . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14

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