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Message Header Field for Indicating Message Authentication Status (RFC7601)

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Original Publication Date: 2015-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2015-Aug-21

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

M. Kucherawy: AUTHOR

Abstract

This document describes a header field called Authentication-Results for electronic mail messages that presents the results of a message authentication effort in a machine-readable format. The intent of the header field is to create a place to collect such data when message authentication mechanisms are in use so that a Mail User Agent (MUA) and downstream filters can make filtering decisions and/ or provide a recommendation to the user as to the validity of the message's origin and possibly the safety and integrity of its content.

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Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                      M. Kucherawy Request for Comments: 7601                                   August 2015 Obsoletes: 7001, 7410 Category: Standards Track ISSN: 2070-1721

    Message Header Field for Indicating Message Authentication Status

Abstract

   This document specifies a message header field called Authentication-    Results for use with electronic mail messages to indicate the results    of message authentication efforts.  Any receiver-side software, such    as mail filters or Mail User Agents (MUAs), can use this header field    to relay that information in a convenient and meaningful way to users    or to make sorting and filtering decisions.

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/rfc7601.

Copyright Notice

   Copyright (c) 2015 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.

Kucherawy                    Standards Track                    [Page 1]
 RFC 7601           Authentication-Results Header Field       August 2015

 Table of Contents

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

     1.1.  Purpose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

     1.2.  Trust Boundary  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   5

     1.3.  Processing Scope  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

     1.4.  Requirements  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

     1.5.  Definitions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

       1.5.1.  Key Words . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6

       1.5.2.  Security  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7

       1.5.3....