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 directories. This draft is a work item of the Receipt Notifications for
 Internet Mail Working Group of the IETF.

Note: This revision reflects comments received during the last call period.

       Title     : An Extensible Message Format for Message Disposition
       Author(s) : R. Fajman
       Filename  : draft-ietf-receipt-mdn-04.txt
       Pages     : 30
       Date      : 06/17/1997

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

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