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Common Internet Message Headers (RFC2076)

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Original Publication Date: 1997-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2019-Feb-16
Document File: 27 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

J. Palme: AUTHOR

Related Documents

10.17487/RFC2076: DOI

Abstract

This memo contains a table of commonly occurring headers in headings of e-mail messages. This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind.

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Network Working Group J. Palme Request for Comments: 2076 Stockholm University/KTH Category: Informational February 1997

Common Internet Message Headers

Status of this Memo

This memo provides information for the Internet community. This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.

Abstract

This memo contains a table of commonly occurring headers in headings of e-mail messages. The document compiles information from other RFCs such as RFC 822, RFC 1036, RFC 1123, RFC 1327, RFC 1496, RFC 1521, RFC 1766, RFC 1806, RFC 1864 and RFC 1911. A few commonly occurring headers which are not defined in RFCs are also included. For each header, the memo gives a short description and a reference to the RFC in which the header is defined.

Table of contents 1. Introduction.............................................. 2 2. Use of gatewaying headers................................. 3 3. Table of headers.......................................... 3 3.1 Phrases used in the tables.......................... 3 3.2 Trace information................................... 5 3.3 Format and control information...................... 5 3.4 Sender and recipient indication..................... 6 3.5 Response control.................................... 9 3.6 Message identification and referral headers......... 11 3.7 Other textual headers............................... 12 3.8 Headers containing dates and times.................. 13 3.9 Quality information................................. 13 3.10 Language information............................... 14 3.11 Size information................................... 14 3.12 Conversion control................................. 15 3.13 Encoding information............................... 15 3.14 Resent-headers..................................... 16 3.15 Security and reliability........................... 16 3.16 Miscellaneous...................................... 16 4. Acknowledgments........................................... 18

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RFC 2076 Internet Message Headers February 1997

5. References................................................ 18 6. Author’s Address.......................................... 20 Appendix A: Headers sorted by Internet RFC document in which they appear. 21 Appendix B: Alphabetical index........................................... 25

1. Introduction

Many different Internet standards and RFCs define headers which may occur on Internet Mail Messages and Usenet News Articles. The intention of this document is to list all such headers in one document as an aid to people developing message systems or interested in Internet Mail standards.

The document contains all headers which the author has found in the following Internet standards: , RFC 822 [2], RFC 1036 [3], RFC 1123 [5], RFC 1327 [7], RFC 1496 [8], RFC 1521 [11], RFC 1766 [12], RFC 1806 [14], RFC 1864[17] and RFC 1911[20]. Note in particular that heading attributes defined in PEM (RFC 1421-14...

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