Re: [sieve] AD review of draft-ietf-sieve-autoreply

Barry Leiba <> Tue, 30 November 2010 19:55 UTC

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>> The introduction references the last paragraph of the security
>> considerations, but as far as I can see that paragraph doesn't have
>> anything to do with security and I think it would make more sense to
>> include this text in the introduction...
>>  Finally, users of any auto-reply mechanism should really think about
>>  whether automatic replies are necessary, and at what interval they
>>  make sense when they are.  Email is not Instant Messaging, and
>>  senders generally expect that replies might take a while.  Consider
>>  whether it's truly important to tell people that you'll read their
>>  mail in an hour or so, or whether that can just be taken as how email
>>  works.  There are times when this makes sense, but let's not use it
>>  to exacerbate information overload.
> Works for me.

And for me as well.  I've made the change in my working copy.

>> This document normatively references several other I-Ds. Does the WG
>> have any concerns that the referenced I-Ds will change materially? It
>> seems perhaps safer to advance the referenced I-Ds first, just in case.
> The document references 3 other drafts. One of them is still being worked on
> (Sieve external list), the other 2 are already in IESG review.
> So far the proposed changes to Seive external list don't invalidate
> examples.

The only relevant change I foresee in external-list is the use of a
"pab" URI scheme.  The autoreply doc will wait in the RFC-ed queue for
external-list anyway, and if we decide to change one of the examples
to use "pab:default", say, we can do that during AUTH48.  It won't
change the substance of the autoreply doc, in any case.