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An Extensible Format for Email Feedback Reports (RFC5965)

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199368D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Aug-31
Document File: 50 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

Y. Shafranovich: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

As the spam problem continues to expand and potential solutions evolve, mail operators are increasingly exchanging abuse reports among themselves and other parties. However, different operators have defined their own formats, and thus the receivers of these reports are forced to write custom software to interpret each of them. In addition, many operators use various other report formats to provide non-abuse-related feedback about processed email. This memo uses the "multipart/report" content type defined in [REPORT], and in that context defines a standard extensible format by creating the "message/feedback-report" [MIME] type for these reports.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                   Y. Shafranovich Request for Comments: 5965                           ShafTek Enterprises Category: Standards Track                                      J. Levine ISSN: 2070-1721                                     Taughannock Networks                                                             M. Kucherawy                                                                Cloudmark                                                              August 2010

             An Extensible Format for Email Feedback Reports

Abstract

   This document defines an extensible format and MIME type that may be    used by mail operators to report feedback about received email to    other parties.  This format is intended as a machine-readable    replacement for various existing report formats currently used in    Internet email.

Status of This Memo

   This is an Internet Standards Track document.

   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).  Further information on    Internet Standards is available in Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,    and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at    http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5965.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2010 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the    document authors.  All rights reserved.

   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal    Provisions Relating to IETF Documents    (http://trustee.ietf.org/license-info) in effect on the date of    publication of this document.  Please review these documents    carefully, as they describe your rights and restrictions with respect    to this document.  Code Components extracted from this document must    include Simplified BSD License text as described in Section 4.e of    the Trust Legal Provisions and are provided without warranty as    described in the Simplified BSD License.

 Shafranovich, et al.         Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 5965               Format for Feedback Reports           August 2010

 Table of Contents

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

      1.1. Purpose ....................................................3

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

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