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POP3 Support for UTF-8 (RFC5721) Disclosure Number: IPCOM000193504D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Feb-27
Document File: 26 page(s) / 26K

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Internet Society Requests For Comment (RFCs)

Related People

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.

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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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Gellens & Newman              Experimental                      [Page 1]
 RFC 5721                 POP3 Support for UTF-8            February 2010

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