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Subject: I-D ACTION:draft-ietf-receipt-mdn-07.txt
Date: Wed, 19 Nov 1997 12:02:03 -0500
A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories. This draft is a work item of the Receipt Notifications for Internet Mail Working Group of the IETF. Title : An Extensible Message Format for Message Disposition Notifications Author(s) : R. Fajman Filename : draft-ietf-receipt-mdn-07.txt Pages : 35 Date : 18-Nov-97 This memo defines a MIME content-type that may be used by a mail user agent (UA) or electronic mail gateway to report the disposition of a message after it has been sucessfully delivered to a recipient. This content-type is intended to be machine-processable. Additional message headers are also defined to permit Message Disposition Notifications (MDNs) to be requested by the sender of a message. The purpose is to extend Internet Mail to support functionality often found in other messaging systems, such as X.400 and the proprietary ''LAN-based'' systems, and often referred to as ''read receipts,'' ''acknowledgements,'' or ''receipt notifications.'' The intention is to do this while respecting the privacy concerns that have often been expressed when such functions have been discussed in the past. Because many messages are sent between the Internet and other messaging systems (such as X.400 or the proprietary ''LAN-based'' systems), the MDN protocol is designed to be useful in a multi- protocol messaging environment. To this end, the protocol described in this memo provides for the carriage of ''foreign'' addresses, in addition to those normally used in Internet Mail. Additional attributes may also be defined to support ''tunneling'' of foreign notifications through Internet Mail. Internet-Drafts are available by anonymous FTP. Login with the username "anonymous" and a password of your e-mail address. After logging in, type "cd internet-drafts" and then "get draft-ietf-receipt-mdn-07.txt". A URL for the Internet-Draft is: ftp://ds.internic.net/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-receipt-mdn-07.txt Internet-Drafts directories are located at: Africa: ftp.is.co.za Europe: ftp.nordu.net ftp.nis.garr.it Pacific Rim: munnari.oz.au US East Coast: ds.internic.net US West Coast: ftp.isi.edu Internet-Drafts are also available by mail. Send a message to: email@example.com. In the body type: "FILE /internet-drafts/draft-ietf-receipt-mdn-07.txt". NOTE: The mail server at ds.internic.net can return the document in MIME-encoded form by using the "mpack" utility. To use this feature, insert the command "ENCODING mime" before the "FILE" command. To decode the response(s), you will need "munpack" or a MIME-compliant mail reader. Different MIME-compliant mail readers exhibit different behavior, especially when dealing with "multipart" MIME messages (i.e. documents which have been split up into multiple messages), so check your local documentation on how to manipulate these messages. Below is the data which will enable a MIME compliant mail reader implementation to automatically retrieve the ASCII version of the Internet-Draft.
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