POP3 Support for UTF-8 (RFC5721)
Original Publication Date: 2010-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Feb-27
Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)
R. Gellens: AUTHOR [+2]
This document forms part of the Email Address Internationalization (EAI) experiment described in the EAI Framework document [RFC4952] (for background, please see the charter of the EAI working group) and should be evaluated within the context of EAI. As part of the overall EAI work, email messages may be transmitted and delivered containing un-encoded UTF-8 characters, and mail drops that are accessed using POP3 [RFC1939] might natively store UTF-8.
Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) R. Gellens Request for Comments: 5721 QUALCOMM Incorporated Category: Experimental C. Newman ISSN: 2070-1721 Sun Microsystems February 2010
POP3 Support for UTF-8
This specification extends the Post Office Protocol version 3 (POP3) to support un-encoded international characters in user names, passwords, mail addresses, message headers, and protocol-level textual error strings.
Status of This Memo
This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is published for examination, experimental implementation, and evaluation.
This document defines an Experimental Protocol for the Internet community. This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). It represents the consensus of the IETF community. It has received public review and has been approved for publication by the Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG). Not all documents approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.
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RFC 5721 POP3 Support for UTF-8 February 2010
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