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An Extensible Message Format for Message Tracking Responses (RFC3886)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031515D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Sep-28
Document File: 12 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

E. Allman: AUTHOR

Abstract

Message Tracking is expected to be used to determine the status of undelivered e-mail upon request. Tracking is used in conjunction with Delivery Status Notifications (DSN) and Message Disposition Notifications (MDN); generally, a message tracking request will be issued only when a DSN or MDN has not been received within a reasonable timeout period.

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Network Working Group                                          E. Allman

Request for Comments: 3886                                Sendmail, Inc.

Updates: 3463                                             September 2004

Category: Standards Track

      An Extensible Message Format for Message Tracking Responses

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

   Message Tracking is expected to be used to determine the status of

   undelivered e-mail upon request.  Tracking is used in conjunction

   with Delivery Status Notifications (DSN) and Message Disposition

   Notifications (MDN); generally, a message tracking request will be

   issued only when a DSN or MDN has not been received within a

   reasonable timeout period.

   This memo defines a MIME content-type for message tracking status in

   the same spirit as RFC 3464, "An Extensible Message Format for

   Delivery Status Notifications".  It is to be issued upon a request as

   described in "Message Tracking Query Protocol".  This memo defines

   only the format of the status information.  An extension to SMTP to

   label messages for further tracking and request tracking status is

   defined in a separate memo.

Allman                      Standards Track                     [Page 1]

RFC 3886                Message/Tracking-Status           September 2004

1.  Introduction

   Message Tracking is expected to be used to determine the status of

   undelivered e-mail upon request.  Tracking is used in conjunction

   with Delivery Status Notifications (DSN) [RFC-DSN-SMTP] and Message

   Disposition Notifications (MDN) [RFC-MDN]; generally, a message

   tracking request will be issued only when a DSN or MDN has not been

   received within a reasonable timeout period.

   This memo defines a MIME [RFC-MIME] content-type for message tracking

   status in the same spirit as RFC 3464, "An Extensible Message Format

   for Delivery Status Notifications" [RFC-DSN-STAT].  It is to be

   issued upon a request as described in "Message Tracking Query

   Protocol" [RFC-MTRK-MTQP].  This memo defines only the format of the

   status information.  An extension to SMTP [RFC-ESMTP] to label

   messages for further tracking and request tracking status is defined

   in a separate memo [RFC-MTRK-SMTPEXT].

2.  Other Documents and Conformance

   The model used for Mes...